Faculty & Staff
Daria Cohen received her Ph.D. in Spanish from Rutgers University. Her dissertation analyzed the burgeoning subjectivity of the female body in short prose narratives by canonical authors from both Spain and Latin America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dr. Cohen’s research interests include the Hispanic modernist short story, theater, subjectivity, narratology, gender studies, pop culture and foreign language pedagogy.
B.S., M.A., Wisconsin; Ph.D., Iowa
Dr. Ebo teaches communication ethics, public relations and international communication. His research interests also include popular culture and media images of Africa. He edited the books Cyberghetto or Cybertopia: Race, Class and Gender on the Internet and Cyberimperialism: Global Relations in the New Electronic Frontier.
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.
Barbara Franz (Ph.D. Syracuse University) is Professor of Political Science. Her research interests juxtapose the phenomenon of mass migrations and refugee movements and what they mean for the stability of nations, the increasing potential of culture clashes within societies, and the root causes of migration movements, violence, terror, and genocide, as recently seen in Rwanda, Bosnia and Syria.
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
- B.A., The College of New Jersey (English)
- M.L.I.S., Rutgers University
- M.A., The College of New Jersey (English)
- Cataloging/Bibliographic Control
- Liaison: English, and Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
Honors & Awards
- 2017 Summer Research Fellowship, Rider University
- 2014 Summer Research Fellowship, Rider University
- B.A., William Smith College (Classical Languages)
- M.A., Pennsylvania State University (Classics)
- M.S.L.S., University of Kentucky
- Collection Development
- Electronic Resources
- Liaison: Foreign Languages & Literatures; and School of Fine & Performing Arts
- 1983: University of Chicago: Ph.D., M.A. (1978) in Political Science.
Major fields: American and Comparative politics, Methodology and Political Communication.
- 1976: Cornell University: B.A. magna cum laude.
Major fields: Government and English literature.
Teaches modern American history, including courses on politics, culture, women, gender, and sexuality. My research focuses on the intersections between ideas about gender, sexuality, and political culture in the modern United States. I’ve written on the significance of the family as a social and political construction, the development of modern conservatism in America, and the long history of our present day culture wars. (Ph.D. Brown University)
- Ph.D in Rhetoric and Composition, Ohio University, June 2010; Graduate Certificate: Women’s and Gender Studies; Dissertation: “Surfacing Teacher and Student Voices: the Implications of Teaching Practices for Student Attitudes Toward Revision.” Dissertation Director: Jennie Nelson.
- M.A. in English, Montclair State University, January 2004; Major Emphasis: Writing Studies; Master’s Thesis: “Reawakening the Student: Exploring Teaching Kinesthetic; Writing in the College Writing Classroom.” Thesis Director: Robert Whitney
Janani Umamaheswar recently completed her PhD in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the Pennsylvania State University. Her dissertation was based on field research investigating how women prisoners construct definitions of adulthood while they are incarcerated. Her current research and teaching interests are in the areas of gender, crime and deviance, incarceration, the life course, and qualitative research methods.