Administration Coaching Staff
Dr. Kelly Bidle
Faculty Athletics Rep

Kelly Bidle has been at Rider since 2001 and is a Professor in the Department of Biology.   Kelly teaches courses in Genetics, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, and Bioethics and actively works with undergraduate students in her laboratory where her research is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Bidle has served as the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative since 2011, working closely with the administration, coaches, and student-athletes on a daily basis.   

Bidle received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Rutgers University.  While at Rutgers, Kelly was a member of the women's cross country and track and field teams, specializing in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters.   She received her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Maryland and was an NSF post-doctoral fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography prior to joining the faculty at Rider.

Kelly serves on the editorial boards of the journals, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Extremophiles, and Frontiers in Microbial Physiology and Metabolism.  She is a frequent scientific grant review panelist for the NSF and NASA.  In 2013, Kelly was the recipient of Rider's Nancy Gray Award, which recognizes individuals who display outstanding institutional leadership, university spirit, and community service.  In 2014, Kelly was honored to receive the Frank N. Elliott Award for Distinguished Service to the University.

In her community, Kelly is currently serving as the President of the Board of Trustees for the Lawrence Township Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds to foster educational excellence, creativity, and achievement in the Lawrence Township public school system.  Kelly lives in Lawrenceville, New Jersey with her husband, Kay, and their three sons, Will, Luke, and Jude. 

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Position: Faculty Athletics Rep
Phone: 609-895-5418
Email: kbidle@rider.edu