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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, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 1990-present
  • Adjunct Prof. (Statics), University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, 1994
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, 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, Purdue University, IN.
  • MEME, Machine Design, Texas A & M, TX.
  • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Ohio Northern University, OH.
Teaching Interests: 
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Mechanical Design of Components
  • Theory of Machines
  • Control Systems, including applications of controls (PLCs)
  • Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials
  • Advanced Strength of Materials
  • Numerical Methods
  • Capstone
Research Interests: 
  • Database programming
  • Hardware & Software Maintenance
  • Computer Aided Design
Selected Publications: 

Textbooks Authored

  1. Rider, Michael J. (2015), “Design and Analysis of Mechanisms, A Planar Approach”, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing Company.
  2. Rider, Michael J. (2015), “Principles of the DL405 Family Programmable Logic Controllers, 9th edition,” Ada, OH: ONU Print Shop.
  3. Rider, Michael J. (2015), “Designing with Creo Parametric 3.0,” Mission, KS: SDC Publications.
  4. Rider, Michael J. (2013), “Designing with Creo Parametric 2.0,” Mission, KS: SDC Publications.
  5. Rider, Michael J. (2013), “Designing with Creo Parametric 1.0, 2nd edition” Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Company.

Selected Papers

  1. Yoder, J., & Rider, M., & Hurtig, J. (2006, June), Sharing Laboratory Resources Across Departments For A Control Systems Curriculum Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois.
  2. Rider, M., & Hurtig, J., & Yoder, J. (2004, June), Providing Hands On Experiences In A Mechanical Engineering Controls Systems Course Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  3. Rider, M. (2004, June), A Unique, Undergraduate Plc Course Paper presented at 2004 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