Alan Foley, Ph.D.
Dr. Alan Foley is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation at Syracuse University. Dr. Foley’s teaching areas include assistive technologies, instructional and learning space design, and web accessibility/usability. His research interests lie at the intersection of user experience, disability, identity, and e-Learning technologies. He is currently working on accessibility and usability in educational technologies and the development of learning environments that ensure access for all learners.
In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Foley has co-authored a book on dynamic website development, and contributed a chapters on web accessibility to other technical books. He has authored numerous white papers and technical reports on providing access to technology for persons with disabilities. Dr. Foley has been actively involved in efforts to make technology accessible to individuals with disabilities for 10 years and has served on numerous advisory boards including the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Guidelines workgroup. He has been involved in Disability Studies scholarship from early in his career, and the perspective he has gained from that work has infused all areas of his work.
Dr. Foley was previously on the faculty at North Carolina State University, He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin Madison in Educational Communications Technology.