Rider Foley

Assistant Professor: Science, Technology, and Society

Rider Foley
Rider Foley is an assistant professor in the science, technology & society program in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia. He is the PI for the “4C-Project” in collaboration with Notre Dame, Xavier University (LA), and Saint Mary’s College. He is the co‐leader of the “Nano and the City” thematic research cluster for the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. Rider is also a Research Collaborator with the Sustainability Science Education program out of the Biodesign Institute. His research interests attend to wicked problems by testing solutions at the intersection of society and technology. Before earning his doctorate, he worked for a decade in environmental services for Triumvirate Environmental Inc.


email: rider (at) virginia.edu
phone: 434-982-2905
office: A218 Thornton Hall


Doctorate, Sustainability, Arizona State University
Masters, Environmental Management, Harvard University
Bachelor’s Science, Environmental Conservation, University of New Hampshire

Research Areas

Innovation Studies; Foresight and Scenarios; Technology Assessment; Participatory Research Methods

Recent Courses

STS 3020: Science and Technology Policy
STS 4500: STS and Engineering Practice
STS 4600: STS and Engineering Ethics

Selected Publications

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