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Dennis D. Bryde, Ph.D.
Senior Law Enforcement Specialist Emeritus

Highway Traffic Safety Programs
Engineering Research Facility
2857 Jolly Road
Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: (517) 355-3270
E-Mail: bryde@egr.msu.edu

Courses Taught:

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Enforcement Seminars
  • Basic Radar Operator Training Course
  • Michigan Radar Instructor Course
  • DWI Training for Prosecutors Course
  • Legal Updates for Alcohol & Drug Enforcement
  • Alcohol a Social Dilemma

Recent Research:

  • Traffic Safety Needs Assessment-Michigan Supreme Court
  • Model Program for the Control of Alcohol in the Workplace-National Safety Council
  • User Need Study: Michigan Annual Drunk Driving Audit


Dr. Bryde's research is primarily focused toward areas associated with the development, updating and presenting of Michigan State University's offerings involving alcohol and other Drug enforcement and speed-measurement enforcement training. Dr. Bryde's teaching encompasses highway traffic safety enforcement issues with a focus on alcohol and other impairing drugs on highway safety. His primary responsibilities involve outreach and technology transfer to members of law enforcement, the courts, local and county prosecutors and highway safety organizations. In addition, he consults with members of the legislature on traffic safety legislative issues.


Michigan State University: Ph.D., Higher Education Administration and Criminal Justice

Awards and Honors:

  • Withrow Exceptional Service Award
  • Michigan Volunteer of the Year Award-present my MADD
  • State Safety Commission "Traffic Safety Award for Outstanding Contribution"
  • Michigan Governor's Special Tribute award
  • Meritorious Service Award-Lansing Police Dept.

Selected Publications:

  • Traffic Safety Needs Assessment, State Court Administrative Office, Michigan Supreme Court, 1996.
  • Model Program for the Control of Alcohol in the Workplace, National Safety Council, Chicago, 1995, co-author.
  • Alcohol's Role in Highway Tort Litigations Should Be Examined Closer, Michiganite, Vol. XXIV, Number 2, Lansing, 1989.
  • User Needs Study: "Michigan Annual Drunk Driving Audit" Report, M.S.P., Lansing, 88
Phone: (517) 355-5107 Fax: (517) 432-1827 E-mail: cee@egr.msu.edu
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan State University
Engineering Building
428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3546
East Lansing, MI 48824