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Lara Foley, PhD

Lara Foley, PhD
Director of TU Global Scholars Program
Associate Professor of Sociology
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2050 Hardesty Hall Room 3080


PhD – University of Florida MA – University of Georgia AB – University of Georgia


Lara Foley oversees the university's study abroad and exchange programs, education abroad policies, and the integration of education abroad into the undergraduate curriculum. She also directs the TU Global Scholars program. For the Global Scholars program, Dr. Foley co-teaches "Global Challenges" and a summer study abroad course in Berlin and Budapest titled "Sustainability and Urban Development." She previously co-directed a study abroad course in Ghana titled "Responding to Interpersonal, Intercultural and Historical Violence." Foley's research has been in the areas of gender, medicine and law. She is the co-author of Gendering Bodies published by Rowman and Littlefield. She received a BA in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Sociology with a graduate certificate in Gender Studies from the University of Florida.



  • Davis, J., and L. Foley. Themes and Dreams.

Courses Taught

  • Special Topics
  • Sustainability and Urban Development