Dr. Danny L. Bryan is Program Director and Professor of Biology at Cumberland University. He has been an employee of Cumberland University since August of 1990. Prior to coming to Cumberland, he taught at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN. He has also worked as an Environmental Biologist and research associate with the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, TN under the direction of the United States Department of Energy.
Dr. Bryan has earned an Associate of Science Degree from Motlow State Community College, a Baccalaureate of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, a Master of Science Degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree from Tennessee Technological University. Dr. Bryan is a member of the following professional organizations; Tennessee Academy of Science, Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, Tennessee Entomological Society, Kentucky-Tennessee Branch of American Society of Microbiology, Beta Beta Beta, Biological Honor Society, Tennessee Herpetological Society, and the Tennessee representative on the Timber Rattlesnake Conservation Action Plan committee.
Dr. Bryan has served on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Herpetological Society since 2008 and has also served as the Zoology Section Chair for the Tennessee Academy of Science in 2018 and 2004. Dr. Bryan serves as a scientific and species review expert for the Tennessee State Wildlife Action Plan on timber rattlesnakes. Dr. Bryan was the first to collect and have verified a timber rattlesnake with Snake Fungal Disease in Tennessee in August of 2012. His research also includes tracking the spread of this disease and how it affects populations of snakes.
Dr. Bryan is also the Dr. Bryan’s most recent publication, Snake fungal Disease, A New Threat Afflicting Tennessee’s Rattlesnake can be found at (http://www.microphile.org/transmission/snake-fungal-disease-a-new-threat-afflicting-tennessees-rattlesnakes)