Daniel McArdle, M.S., MSM

Daniel McArdle, M.S., MSM


Rowan University

Daniel McArdle, M.S., MSM, is a senior specialist at Merck & Co. Inc. specializing in nonclinical drug safety (NDS). McArdle runs global operations for several functional groups and is the lead in supporting equipment tracking within the NDS environment. McArdle assists in validation and qualification of complex manufacturing equipment for small scale research prior to large scale manufacturing production.

Within Merck & Co. Inc., McArdle serves on the Veteran Leadership Council, the governing body of the Veterans Leadership Network as the operations group lead. In addition, McArdle is the NDS Safety Representative. 

McArdle has been an adjunct associate professor at Rowan University on topics such as evolutionary biology, genetics and microbiology since 2015. Additionally, McArdle serves as a Sergeant in the Pa. Army National Guard in the 166th Training Battalion based at Ft. Indiantown Gap in Annville, Pa.

McArdle completed a bachelor’s degree in biology and completed a master’s in microbiology, with a special topic concentration in law from Rutgers University-Camden. McArdle also completed a master’s degree in management from Wilmington University. McArdle is completing his doctorate in public health emergency management and disaster response at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in December of 2023.

McArdle lives in Conshohocken, Pa.  

McArdle’s areas of interest include science communication, population biology and quality management systems. Outside of work, McArdle is a senior USRowing referee, serving as a national championship referee since 2011. McArdle is a member of the AAAS, the ASM, Out to Innovate and Out in Science, Technology, and Mathematics Incorporated.