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
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. 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.