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Dr. Michael J. Rider

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
Biggs 135
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
419-772-2381
Professional Experience: 
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 1990-present
  • Adjunct Prof. (Statics), University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, 1994
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 1979-1990
  • Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1977-1979
  • Teaching Assistant, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, 1975-1976
Education: 
  • PhD, Computer Aided Design and Computer Graphics, Purdue University, IN
  • MEME, Machine Design, Texas A & M, TX
  • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Ohio Northern University, OH
Teaching Interests: 
  • 3-D Modeling
  • Mechanical Design 1 & 2
  • Industrial Controllers (PLCs)
  • Mechanics: Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials
  • Capstone
Research Interests: 
  • 3-D Modeling
  • PLC programming
  • Database programming
Selected Publications: 

Textbooks Authored

  1. Rider, Michael J. (2017), “Designing with Creo Parametric 4.0,” Mission, KS: SDC Publications.
  2. Rider, Michael J. (2017), “Principles of the DL405 Family Programmable Logic Controllers, 10th edition,” Ada, OH: ONU Print Shop.
  3. Rider, Michael J. (2015), “Design and Analysis of Mechanisms, A Planar Approach”, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing Company.
  4. Rider, Michael J. (2015), “Designing with Creo Parametric 3.0,” Mission, KS: SDC Publications.
  5. Rider, Michael J. (2013), “Designing with Creo Parametric 2.0,” Mission, KS: SDC Publications.
  6. Rider, Michael J. (2013), “Designing with Creo Parametric 1.0, 2nd edition” Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Company.

Selected Papers

  1. Ahmed Abdel-Mohti, PhD, PE, A.M. ASCE, Nathan Craft, Michael J. Rider, PhD, Jed Marquart, PhD, PE, David Sawyers, Jr., PhD, PE, and Hui Shen, PhD (2016), "Freeze and Thaw and Thermal Fatigue Resistance of LMM Incorporating CNT," ASCE, Structures Congress 2017 Proceedings, Denver, CO.
  2. Yoder, J., & Rider, M., & Hurtig, J. (2006, June), "Sharing Laboratory Resources Across Departments For A Control Systems Curriculum," 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois.
  3. Rider, M., & Hurtig, J., & Yoder, J. (2004, June), "Providing Hands On Experiences In A Mechanical Engineering Controls Systems Course," 2004 ASEE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. Rider, M. (2004, June), "A Unique, Undergraduate PLC Course," presented at 2004 ASEE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
College of Engineering

Lori Goldsmith

Executive Administrative Assistant
419-772-2371
l-goldsmith@onu.edu
Biggs 201
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed