Faculty and Staff
Michael J. Brogan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. He has extensive experience working in public administration and budgeting in the U.S. and abroad. His research interests focus on comparative voting behavior, campaign finance, and public budgeting. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals Politics & Policy, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Public Administration Quarterly, Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, and the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.
- B.A., Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (Biology, minors in Chemistry and English)
- M.S., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Microbiology)
- M.L.S., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Information Retrieval, Biomedical Reference)
- Teaching Certification, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
NJ Department of Education Certifications: Elementary Education, K-12 Biological Sciences, K-12 Physical Sciences
Boston University, Developmental Psychology
Cara DiYanni's research and teaching interests center around early childhood development, particularly cognitive development in the early preschool into the early elementary school years. Even more specifically, her interest is in how/when/why children do/do not imitate, what they understand (an don't understand) about other people, and their (mis)understandings about deception and trickery.
Ph.D. English. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
Certificate in Medieval Studies. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
M.F.A. Creative Writing (Poetry). Brooklyn College, CUNY
B.A. English and Philosophy. Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Teaches American history including courses on the American Revolution, Native American and environmental history. She is currently working on a socio-economic study of the mid-Atlantic region during the Revolutionary era. (Ph.D., Delaware)
Education & Experience
2008 Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Michael T. Crimmins)
2008 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow
2007 Department of Education GAANN Teaching Fellow
2002 B.S., Haverford College (Frances R. Blase)
B.A., Hartwick College; M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D. University of Maryland. He studies the behavioral ecology of marine animals with an emphasis on the mating behavior of blue crabs. Dr. Jivoff joined the faculty in 2002.
Dr. Jonathan H. Millen is a Professor of Communication and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences at Rider University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts and joined the faculty in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Rider in 1991. He served as department chair from 2005-2010. In addition to teaching a wide array of communication courses, he developed The Social Impact of Rock and Roll for the American Studies program and a course on conflict resolution for the Law and Justice program.
- Ph.D. The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Regional Science
- M.B.A. The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA
- M.A. The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Regional Science
- B.A. Haverford College, Haverford, PA
- Miller, T. C. & De Matta, R. (2015). Formation of a Manufacturing and Distribution Network with Transfer Prices. European Journal of Operational Research, 241.
Dr. Barry Truchil (Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton) teaches Political Sociology, Social Theory and the Introductory Seminar in Sociology. He is author of Capital-Labor Relations in the U.S. Textile Industry, and has also written on economic development and political disputes in local government. A recipient of the Rider Distinguished Teaching Award, he is currently writing a book on how local government works.
- 1978 Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- 1973 B.S., Biology, American University, Washington, D.C.,
- 2012-2015 Commissioner, New Jersey State Commission for Cancer Research
- 2011-2012 Visiting Scholar, Institute for Advanced Study