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Alumni Spotlight Todd Rosenthal, BA'06, MA'07

Alumni Q&A Series

Todd Rosenthal found his passion at FDU.

As a communications major on the Florham campus, Rosenthal credits Dr. Gary Radford for introducing him to learning how to understand the way people communicate and why. After completing his undergraduate degree, Rosenthal earned his MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication which led to a focus on safety and intelligence, serving in roles within the U.S. Department of Defense and the FBI before turning to private corporations, including his current role at Fortune 500 company Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

An unabashed animal lover, Rosenthal stays active outside of work with his family, his rescue pups and works with civic organizations on crime prevention and personal safety.

Learn more about Todd:

Name: Todd Rosenthal

FDU Graduation Year(s) & Major: BA in Communications, 2006; MA in Corporate & Organizational Communication, 2007

Campus(es) where you studied: Florham

Family: Married to my beautiful wife Casey. We have two children, Gunner (8) and Grayson (6).

Current occupation: I am currently employed as the Security Awareness Training & Education team lead for SAIC where I oversee the security education and training efforts for over 30,000 employees.

Hobbies & Interests: In my spare time, I teach crime prevention and rape prevention classes. I volunteer a lot of time to civic organizations by teaching them how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe at home and in public. Additionally, I am a forever animal lover. My wife and I have rescued three dogs and they are a part of our family.

What is your favorite memory of FDU? I owe so much to FDU from meeting my best friend to securing an internship that helped me carve out my career path. However, my favorite memory at FDU was engaging in a floor wide shaving cream war on third floor Hamilton. This would have been in the 2001 or 2002 time frame. 

Activities you were involved in at FDU: Yes! In addition to being one of the sports medicine trainers, I was also the mascot at basketball games.

What was your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus was behind the mansion at night. You could literally see every star in the sky.

Who was the most influential person in your FDU Experience: By far and wide the most influential person for me at FDU was professor Gary Radford. Dr. Radford introduced me to my passion for understanding the way people communicate and why.

What keeps you connected to FDU? I will always be emotionally connected to FDU. Having said that, I remain in contact with a number of my professors to this day.

One piece of advice for current FDU students? When you’re choosing a major, look at the people who are already majoring in that discipline. If you can’t relate to them, it’s the wrong major.

Where you can find me on social media: Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddr/