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I'm a Professor of Economics in the Economics Department and am Director of the Health Administration Program here at Rider. In addition, I am a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Health Economics Program. My research in economics focuses on health, crime, and education.
- Doctor of Philosophy, 1975, Polytechnic University, Probability Theory, Functional Analysis
- Master of Science, 1973, Polytechnic University, Mathematics
- Bachelor’s of Science, 1970, Brooklyn College, Mathematics
- BA Cum Laude, Rider College, 1968
- MA University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1972
- Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1975
- Rider University - 1975 to Present
- Chair, Dept. of Philosophy - 1997-Present
- Professor of Philosophy, Rider University - 1989 to Present
- Associate Professor of Philosophy, Rider University - 1982-1988
- Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Rider University - 1975-1981
- B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (History)
- M.L.I.S., School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University
- M.B.A., Rider University
- Co-coordinator, Research Instruction Program
- Liaison to Accounting; Finance & Economics; Graduate Business; Marketing, Advertising, & Legal Studies; and the Discovery Program
Selected Publications and Presentations
Roberta Fiske-Rusciano (Ph.D in Anthropology, Rutgers University, 1999, M.A. University of Chicago, 1980) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science, Global Studies, Multicultural Studies, and Gender Studies at Rider University. She has published three books entitled Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States (Editions 4, 5, and 6), as well as several chapters in other volumes.
Welcome to my web page!
I am a Professor at Rider University in the Economics Department. In addition, I am a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.
My research interests have always focused on child policy issues. My thesis examined the US foster care system. Currently, my research focuses on the impact of poor child health on family resources.
B.S., Delaware Valley College, M.S.and Ph.D., University of Massachusetts. His interests include immunology, aging, and microbiology. Dr. Riggs has been at Rider since 1991. Dr. Riggs was the recipient of the 2008 Ann Giovanelli Award & the 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Prakash Sharma (Ph.D., University of Georgia) teaches Demography, Family, Social Gerontology and Sociology of Medicine and Health Services. He is studying caste and race relations in the U.S. and India and the relationship between modernization and social status of the aged.