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Rider W. Foley

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center for Nanotechnology in Society

Faculty Associate
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona


Rider Foley is a post-doctoral scholar with the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University.  Dr. Foley is also engaged in the Sustainability Science for Teachers at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as a Faculty Associate.  Additionally, he is a Research Collaborator at the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Sustainable Sustainability Science Education Project.  Dr. Foley holds a Ph.D. in sustainability from Arizona State University, and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from University of New Hampshire. Before earning his doctorate, he has worked for Triumvirate Environmental Inc. as a general manager in Connecticut and sat on an advisory board to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Services during that time.

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Annie E. Warren, Leanna M. Archambault, and Rider W. Foley. 2014. "Sustainability Education Framework for Teachers: Developing sustainability literacy through futures, values, systems, and strategic thinking." Journal of Sustainability Education, 6.

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Foley, R.W., Bernstein, M.J., Wiek, A. November 18, 2016. "Towards an alignment of activities, aspirations and stakeholders for responsible innovation."

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Wiek A., Foley R., Guston D., Bernstein M. 2016. "Broken Promises and Breaking Ground for Responsible Innovation – Intervention Research to Transform Business-as-Usual in Nanotechnology Innovation." Technological Analysis and Strategic Management.

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Foley, Rider W., Weil, Marcel R., Baumann, Manuel J., Zimmermann, Benedikt M., Buchgeister, Jens and Wender, Benjamin. 2015. Advancing Future-Oriented Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Assessment for Responsible Innovation. Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University and the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.


Keeler, Lauren Withycombe and Foley, Rider W. 2015. "The Monster and the polar bears: constructing the future knowledge landscape of synthetic biology to inform responsible innovation." Journal of Responsible Innovation, 2(1): 81-84.

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