Faculty and Staff

Daniel Druckenbrod
Director of Sustainability; Associate Professor
SCI 323F

Background Information

Michael Brogan
Associate Professor
Fine Arts 254

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.

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Associate Professor - Librarian
Moore Library 331
Liaison: Biology & Behavioral Neuroscience; Chemistry, Biochemistry, & Physics; Geological, Environmental, & Marine Sciences (GEMS); Health Sciences, Integrated Sciences & Math, Mathematics, Nursing, Psychology, and Services for Student with Disabilities


  • 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


    Cara DiYanni
    Associate Professor
    SCI 320C

    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.

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    Science Hall 338C

    Background Information

    B.S., University of Maine at Orono; Ph.D., The University of Texas. Her research interests include organogensis in amphibian embryos. Dr. Drawbridge came to Rider in 1996.

    Headshot of Charles Frantz
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Westminster Choir College Campus
    Headshot of Matthew Goldie
    Professor of English
    Fine Arts 336

    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

    Brooke Hunter
    Associate Professor
    North Hall 104

    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)

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    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Director of STEM Scholars
    Science Hall 336F

    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)

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    Professor and Chairperson
    Science Hall 339D

    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.

    Jonathan Millen
    Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Fine Arts 207 C

    Jonathan H. Millen is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Communication.  Jonathan earned his Ph.D.

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    Professor; Director, Global Supply Chain Management Program
    Sweigart Hall 377

    Background Information

    • 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

    Refereed Articles

    • Miller, T. C. & Liberatore, M. J. (2016). Outbound Logistics Performance and Profitability: A Taxonomy of Manufacturing and Service Organizations.  Business and Economics Journal, 7 (2).
    Howard Rees
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Information Systems
    Sweigart Hall 238
    Barry Truchil
    Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminology
    Fine Arts 248

    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.

    Nancy Weber
    Adjunct Professor of Chemistry and Physics
    Science Hall 347
    Headshot of Jonathan Yavelow
    Professor of Biology, Faculty Director of the Health Studies Institute
    Science and Technology Center, 338E


    • 1978 Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    • 1973 B.S., Biology, American University, Washington, D.C.,

    Recent Appointments

    • 2015-2018 Commissioner, New Jersey State Commission for Cancer Research
    • 2011-2012 Visiting Scholar, Institute for Advanced Study

    Recent Book and Research Interests