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Gregory D. Foley

Gregory Foley
Robert L Morton Endowed Chair
Teacher Education
McCracken Hall 321D

Dr. Greg Foley received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin and the Ph.D. in Mathematics Education also from The University of Texas at Austin. Foley currently serves as the Robert L. Morton Professor of Mathematics Education in The Patton College and has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mathematics. He has taught basic arithmetic through graduate-level mathematics, as well as undergraduate- and graduate-level education classes. Dr. Foley’s research, curriculum development, and professional development for teachers focus on the mathematical transition from secondary to postsecondary education. His scholarly interests include cognitively demanding tasks, inquiry-based instruction, tools and technology to enhance student construction of knowledge, spatial thinking, quantitative literacy, financial modeling, teacher professional development in statistics and modeling, mathematics language acquisition, mathematical proficiency for teaching, and technological pedagogical mathematical and statistical knowledge.

Research, Engagement, and Outreach interests: Mathematics Education; Quantitative Reasoning; Statistics Education.

Selected Recent Publications:

Alhammouri, A. M., & Foley, G. D. (2019). Developing financial literacy and mathematical prowess by modeling using spreadsheets. MathAMATYC Educator, 10(3), 23–34, 65–66.

Alhammouri, A. M., Foley, G. D., & Dael, K. (2018). Tracking trout: Engaging students in modeling. Mathematics Teacher, 111, 416–423.

Alhammouri, A., Durkee, J., & Foley, G. D. (2017). Where to place a post? Engaging students in the mathematical modeling process. Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, 75, 42–49.

Demana, F. D., Waits, B. K., Foley, G. D., Kennedy, D., & Bock, D. E. (2019). Precalculus: Graphical, numerical, algebraic (10th ed.). Pearson Education.

Foley, G. D., Butts, T. R., Phelps, S. W., & Showalter, D. A. (2017). Advanced quantitative reasoning: Mathematics for the world around us (Revised ed.). AQR Press.

Foley, G. D. (2014). Mentoring doctoral students. In A. Howley & M. B. Trube (Eds.), Mentoring in the professions: Orienting toward the future (pp. 205–221). Information Age.

Henning, J. E., McKeny, T., Foley, G. D., & Balong, M. (2012). Mathematics discussions by design: Creating opportunities for purposeful participation. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 15, 453–479. doi: 0.1007/s10857-012-9224-1.

McKeny, T. S., Sturgill, D. J., & Foley, G. D. (2016). Tales, tasks, tools, and talk [Article, lesson plans, & activity sheets]. In D. Thiessen (Ed.), Exploring mathematics through literature pre-K–8 [Online book]. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics