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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 Ph.D. 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.
Among his current projects, Dr. Foy is the co-author of the undergraduate physics textbook Introduction to Classical Electrodynamics, published by Yale University Press, which will be available in early 2015.
Dr. Foy joined the faculty at Barrett, the Honors College in the fall of 2008 after completing a visiting professorship at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.