Gary Byers


Gary Byers is the Dean of the College of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University and on the faculty of the School of Archaeology of Veritas International University. He also presently serves as Co-Director and Senior Archaeologist of the Shiloh Excavations, Israel (2017-present) and Assistant Director of the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in Jordan (2006-present). 


Gary’s previous work in Israel included Administrative Director and Senior Archaeologist at Khirbet al-Maqatir (1995-2000, 2009-2011), square supervisor at Khirbet Nisya (1993-1994) and a member of the excavation team at Tel Miqne/Ekron (1984). 


With graduate degrees from Liberty University and Baltimore Hebrew University, Gary is a member of the board of directors of the Near East Archaeological Society (2000-present) and the American Society of Overseas Research. He also previously served as adjunct professor at Faith Theological Seminary in Towson, MD (2013-2018) and member of the board of directors of the Associates for Biblical Research (2004-2019).