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JoAnn Foley-DeFiore
Associate Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Chair, Sustainability Council
Summary Statement

JoAnn Foley has been teaching at the college level since 1994 and has taught classes ranging in size from 5 students to 170 students.

Department
  • Biobehavioral Health - BBH
  • Sustainability Council
  • Chair
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Education
  • University of Maryland, PhD, Sociology, 1995
Phone
Office Address
421 Health and Human Development Building
University Park, PA 16802
Responsibilities

Chair, HHD Sustainability Council

Interests
  • environmental health
  • community and public health
  • sociology of race, gender, social class inequality
  • sociology of work and family
Professional Experience

JoAnn Foley has been teaching at the college level since 1994 and has taught classes ranging in size from 5 students to 170 students. The areas that she most loves to teach about revolve around culture, race/gender inequality, and work/family and their macro-level impacts on individual and community health. Her passion is teaching undergraduates; she is always interested in ways to better understand and educate this age group.

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