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Foley

Research Areas

Sustainability Science (problem-oriented and solutions-focused)Governance (adaptive management, risk and anticipatory governance)Applied Ethics (practitioner responsibilities, tacit beliefs, and collectives)Capacity Building (knowledge transfer, translation, and usable knowledge)Technological Innovation (process mapping, future scenarios, and implications)Social Entrepreneurship (problem-solving approaches, public-private partnerships)

Awards and Distinctions

Grant Awards
National Science Foundation: Engineering Research Center, Summer, 2014
Contributed to drafting human and social dimensions component of grant. Full proposal submitted June, 2014. ($18M)

Walton Sustainability Solution Initiative, Next-Generation Sustainability Projects, Summer 2013
Selected participant and contributor to a $500,000 proposal for the “Creating the Cities of the Future” grant competition.

Student Award – Gordon Research Conference, Environmental Nanotechnology ($500), Summer 2013

Student Award – University of California, Santa Barbara to S.NET 2012 ($910), Fall 2012

Graduates in Integrative Society + Environment Research (GISER): Grant ($1,240), Fall 2012
“Mitigating Water Conflicts in the Río Tempisque Basin, Costa Rica”

Graduates in Integrative Society + Environment Research (GISER): Grant ($1,500), Spring 2012
“Future Visions at M52: Investigating Social, Ethical, and Legal Constraints”

Conference Awards
Honorable Mention at AAAS Student Poster Competition in the category of Social Sciences, 2013
IEEE – ISSST Conference: 2nd Place in Student Paper Competition, 2012

First Name: 
Rider
Position: 
Assistant Professor- Science, Technolgy & Scoiety
Email: 
rwf6v@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
rwf6v
Phone: 
434-924-3425
Office Address: 

Thornton Hall   PO Box 400744      351 McCormick Rd.   Charlottesville, VA 22904

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Degrees: 

Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability, Arizona State University – School of Sustainability, 2013
Master of Liberal Arts in Environmental Management, Harvard University – Division of Continuing Education, 2008
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, University of New Hampshire – College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, 2001

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Topical Area: 
Energy & the Environment
Research Interests: 

Sustainability Science (problem-oriented and solutions-focused)Governance (adaptive management, risk and anticipatory governance)Applied Ethics (practitioner responsibilities, tacit beliefs, and collectives)Capacity Building (knowledge transfer, translation, and usable knowledge)Technological Innovation (process mapping, future scenarios, and implications)Social Entrepreneurship (problem-solving approaches, public-private partnerships)                                                                                                                                                                          

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