Bryan Bettey, UMass Lowell faculty

Bryan Bettey, M.S.

Adjunct Faculty

Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Criminology & Justice Studies


Weapons of Mass Destruction, Homeland Defense, Homeland Security, Defense Support of Civil Authorities, National Security Programs and Policy, Security Engineering and Strategic and Operational Planning in Joint, Interagency and International environments.

Research Interests

WMD, Cyber as a WMD, Homeland Security Law


B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1990
M.S., International Management, Troy University, 2003
M.S., Homeland Security, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2009
National Defense University Joint Forces Staff College, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, National Security Policy Studies, 2014


Bryan Bettey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell Civil Engineering Department. He currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Nebraska National Guard where he has led a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Civil Support Team, a CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package and served on a Defense Coordinating Element in Joint Field Office. In 2003, he worked with a team of specialists to locate and excavate suspected WMD sites in Iraq. In 2012, he led a WMD Civil Support Team to identify and render safe a Chlorine gas accident. A past member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Omaha, he brings a depth of experience in Engineering, Homeland Security, Defense Support of Civil Authorities and Strategic, Operational and Tactical Planning in Joint, Interagency and International environments with multiple deployment experiences to the Republic of Korea, Kuwait and Iraq. In addition to his more than 10 years of state and federal emergency response experience, he also possesses a Masters in International Management from Troy University, a Masters in Homeland Security from the United States Army Command and General Staff Officer College and is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University.