Faculty and Staff

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Frederick Brodzinski
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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


    Headshot of Julie Drawbridge
    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.

    Daniel Druckenbrod
    Director of Sustainability; Associate Professor
    SCI 323F

    Background Information

    Headshot of Daniel Garro
    Adjunct Instructor
    Lynch Adler Hall 113
    Headshot of Brooke Hunter
    Associate Professor
    Lynch Adler 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.

    Terra Walston Joseph
    Assistant Professor II of English
    FA 328

    Ph.D., English with minor in Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois
    M.A., English, University of Illinois
    B.A., English, Indiana University

    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.