Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Environmental Health
Previously, he worked as an associate attorney at the law firm Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton, P.A. in Boise, Idaho. Immediately following law school, Mr. Hyer was a law clerk for the Honorable G. Richard Bevan, with Idaho Fifth’s District Court in Twin Falls, Idaho. While in law school he was an extern for Chief Justice Christine Durham of the Utah Supreme Court and an editor for the BYU Law Review.
Mr. Hyer teaches a variety of undergraduate classes in the Department, including Health Law and Ethics, Research Methods in Health, Environmental Health Law, and Current Issues in Health Policy. Hyer’s scholarly interests include a range of public health, health law and policy, and pedagogical topics. He has given conference presentations or authored publications on long-term care finance, health care fraud enforcement, public health issues in the Idaho state legislature, and the pedagogy of teaching writing in the health sciences.
Hyer is also interested in the pedagogy of online learning and the development of online courses. He is on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Public Health Association and served as its President in 2012.