Rider is a postdoctoral researcher with the Center for Nanotechnology in Society where his current research includes governance and decision-making within technological innovation. He has an environmental science undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire, an environmental management master's from Harvard University and spent nine years working for an environmental consulting company before moving to Phoenix to continue his educational pursuits. His work experience includes consulting, planning, training, emergency response, and general management. He is a Faculty Associate teaching Sustainability Science for Teachers for the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College in the fall and spring semesters and teaching Sustainable World for the School of Sustainability during the summers. His goals are to learn, teach, and grow from both.
Ph.D., Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2013
M.L.A., Environmental Management, Harvard University, 2008
B.S., Environmental Affairs, University of New Hampshire, 2001
Wender, B., R. W. Foley, T. P. Seager, D. H. Guston and A. D. Wiek. In Press. Anticipatory governance and anticipatory life-cycle assessment of single wall carbon nanotube anode lithium ion batteries. Journal of Nanotechnology Law and Business
Foley, R. W., I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2012. Practitioners' views on responsbility: Applying nanoethics. Nanoethics DOI: 10.1007/s11569-012-0154-2.
Wiek, A. D., R. W. Foley and D. H. Guston. 2012. Nanotechnology for sustainability—what are the opportunities and what are the limitations?. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14:1093-1112.
Foley, R. W., C. Kuzdas, B. P. Warner, L. Withycombe Keeler, D. Iwaniec and A. D. Wiek. 2012. Designing sustainable governance: Cross-domain comparison and evaluation. Poster presented at the 19-22 February 2012 3rd Annual International Conference on Sustainability Science, Tempe, AZ.
Foley, R. W. and A. D. Wiek. 2011. Reconciling urban sustainability syndromes and urban nanoscape. Poster presented at the 7-10 November 2011 3rd Annual Conference for the Society for the Studies of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET), Tempe, AZ.
Sanjay, A., R. W. Foley, P. Shapiro and A. D. Wiek. 2011. Nanotechnology in building construction. Poster presented at the 7-10 November 2011 3rd Annual Conference for the Society for the Studies of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET), Tempe, AZ.
Bernstein, M. J., R. W. Foley and I. Bennett. 2014. Guidelines for solutions to socio-technical problems. Presentation at the STGlobal Consortium, 4-5 April 2014, Washington, D.C.
Foley, R. W., M. J. Bernstein and Y. Kim. 2013. Ground control: linking top-down and bottom-up approaches for international nanotechnology governance. Presentation at the First Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, 20-21 May 2013, Chandler, Arizona.
Foley, R. W., B. Kay, R. Rushforth and A. D. Wiek. 2012. Can nanotechnology decontaminate water in a morally contested context?. Presentation at the 16-18 May 2012 International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, MA.
Wiek, A. D. and R. W. Foley. 2011. Nanotechnology for sustainability? Analyzing the demand for and supply of nanotechnology in city environments. Presentation at the 7-10 November 2011 3rd Annual Conference for the Society for the Studies of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET), Tempe, AZ.
Foley, R. W. 2001. Case study of Sardar Sarovar Dam projects on environmental consequences of infrastructure development in India. Presentation at the 5-6 May 2001 Undergraduate Research Conference, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.