Alan Foley

Alan Foley
Associate Professor
Phone: 315.443.3343
Address: 361 Huntington Hall

Alan Foley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University and coordinates the Disability Studies Program at SU. His research explores constructions of disability, technology, and access, and he is currently engaged in participatory research projects on access to community living and participation via mobile technology. Dr. Foley has authored book chapters, white papers and technical reports on educational technology and assistive technology. 

He is the Principal Investigator of Community4All (C4A), a 5-year, $2.5 million project funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). C4A is a participatory action research project working to build digital resources to help people with intellectual disability live in and meaningfully engage with their communities.


  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction - University of Wisconsin-Madison (2001)
  • M.S. Curriculum and Instructional Technology - Oklahoma State University (1998)
  • B.S., Secondary English Education - Oklahoma State University (1994)