Who We Are
Bowen Center for Public Affairs
Dr. Charles Taylor
CPM Coordinator / Associate Professor of Political Science
Charles Taylor teaches core courses in public personnel administration and public financial administration in the Master of Public Administration program at Ball State University. Prior to coming to Ball State in 2008, he spent five years at Clemson University where he was part of a team that consulted with local governments on a variety of issues. In addition to his academic experience, he worked 15 years in Missouri local government as an engineer and manager. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in electrical engineering and his Ph.D. in policy studies from Clemson University.
Voting System Technical Oversight Program (VSTOP)
Co – Director
Dr. Bryan D. Byers
VSTOP / Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Bryan D. Byers joined the VSTOP team in 2017. He has experience working in local government having been a prosecutor’s investigator, a deputy coroner, and Chairperson of the Muncie Human Rights Commission Board. He has been a Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Ball State University since 1995. He earned his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame.