Monday, July 11, 2016

IDT Professor, Harvey Foyle, Retires

Dr. Foyle began his career at Emporia State University as an adjunct professor in the summer of 1984 and fall of 1986 and became an assistant professor in 1987. He came to the Instructional Design and Technology Department in August of 2000 and has served in the Teacher Education Division, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Science Division and The Teachers College over the last 29 years. He taught Instructional Technology for Educators and Advanced Instructional Technology to undergraduate education majors. He also taught graduate courses in Google Applications, Research in Instructional Design and Technology, and the Master's Project in IDT capstone class.
Prior to coming to Emporia State University, Dr. Foyle taught social studies and other related courses at the high school level in Emporia and Hillsboro, KS.

Dr. Foyle's research interests included instructional and curricular design, student teacher supervision, social studies education, classroom homework, cooperative learning, integrating technology into education, and handheld devices.  Highlighted publications include:

Creating Interactive Curriculum for Elementary and Middle School Studies. (2012). With Lawrence Lyman and Allyson Lyman. El Cajon, CA: National Social Science Press. ISBN 978-1-936306-46-8

Managing Interactive Classroom Learning Communities for Elementary and Middle School Students. (2011). With Lawrence Lyman and Allyson Lyman. El Cajon, CA: National Social Science Press. ISBN 978-1-936306-23-9

Dr. Foyle was awarded the Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor award in 2002.  In an article honoring this accomplishment, he shared a hope for his students.  He said
, “I hope that they will have a love of learning, a dedication to their chosen field, and a caring for the people around them. "  Read more at

Thank you, Dr. Foyle for your many years of teaching, scholarly activity, and service.  We will miss you!

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