Dr. Michael F. Rieders
Adjunct Professor, Forensic Science Program
Dr. Michael F. Rieders is a Forensic Toxicologist and Laboratory Director at National Medical Services where he is also Chairman of the Board. Dr. Rieders is a member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, where he has given numerous presentations including, "Death Dealing Caregivers" and "Has Anyone Seen My Eyeball: An LSD Experience." Dr. Rieders earned his B.A. in Chemistry in 1980 from Arcadia University, then known as Beaver College, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Toxicology in 1985 at Thomas Jefferson University, where he is a lecturer in the Master's Program in Molecular Pharmacology. Dr. Rieders is an active member of the Vidocq Society, which is a crime-solving organization of forensic professionals who donate their time and talents toward resolving unsolved, cold homicides. Dr. Rieders has published numerous articles in professional journals and co-edited a Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences book on Science, Technology, and National Security, in which he wrote a chapter describing the use of forensic evidence in convicting chemical terrorists.