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Joseph Foy

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Barrett Honors College
Princ Lect RMY+Hon Fac Fellow
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612
Biography: 

Joseph P. Foy earned his bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he conducted research in space and solar physics at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. He earned his doctorate in physics and astronomy at Arizona State University studying and modeling the dynamics of the Crab Nebula supernova remnant. His research focuses on understanding the physics of pulsar wind nebulae and of the interstellar medium.

Dr. Foy is co-author of the undergraduate physics textbook "Introduction to Classical Electrodynamics," which was published by Maricourt Academic Press in 2019.

He joined the faculty at Barrett, the Honors College in the fall of 2008, following a visiting professorship at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.

Image of Dr. Foy with students at Stonehenge during the 2012 summer travel abroad program.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Physics and Astronomy, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor’s degree. Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
HON 499Individualized Instruction
AST 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
HON 499Individualized Instruction
AST 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
AST 494Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
AST 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 484Internship
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 370History of Ideas
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
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