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.
Most Recent Publications (Selected):
Foley, G. D., Butts, T. R., Phelps, S. W., & Showalter, D. A. (2017). Advanced quantitative reasoning: Mathematics for the world around us (Revised ed.). Austin, TX: AQR Press.
Demana, F. D., Waits, B. K., Foley, G. D., Kennedy, D., & Bock, D. E. (2015). Precalculus: Graphical, numerical, algebraic (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
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). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Foley, G. D., & Butts, T. R. (2014). Media clips: Pythagorean baseball. Mathematics Teacher, 107, 649–651.
Adabor, J. K., & Foley, G. D. (2013). Shape affects the sound of a drum: Modeling area and perimeter. Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, 68, 1–6.
Foley, G. D., Khoshaim, H. B., Alsaeed, M., & Er, S. N. (2012). Professional development in statistics, technology, and cognitively demanding tasks: Classroom implementation and obstacles. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 43, 177–196. doi:10.1080/0020739X.2011.592616
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.
Foley, G. D. (2011). The shape of an ellipse. Mathematics Teacher, 105, 274–279. Plus online appendix (Reprinted in 2012 in The Centroid, 38(1), 8–13.
Foley, G. D., Strayer, J. F., & Regan, B. (2010). High school mathematics teacher professional development in data analysis, probability, and statistics. Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology, 6(2), 4–17 and three appendices. Available at http://www.rcetj.org/index.php/rcetj/article/view/132/217.