Caitlin A Foley
AAS, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology
B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Dr. Foley grew up in the Hudson Valley region of NY where she raised several species of animals and participated in various 4-H activities including equine, rabbit, and poultry projects. She attended SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell University for undergraduate study and became very interested in dairy science. Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree, she attended Virginia Tech and conducted research regarding the development of an immunocontraceptive vaccine in cattle.
Upon completion of her master’s degree, Dr. Foley gained experience in both the dairy nutrition and genetics/reproduction industries in the northeast and southeast regions. She then returned to academia to pursue a doctoral program at Penn State, where she conducted research involving veterinarian perspectives of antibiotic resistance, and assisted with the teaching of courses in the Animal Science department.
Dr. Foley joined the department of Animal and Dairy Science in 2017 with a 100% Teaching appointment. She places great value on experiential learning and believes that hands-on laboratory activities and student research are vital components to formal instruction.
While Dr. Foley does not currently have Extension or Research appointments, she incorporates various aspects of experimental design, data collection and analysis, and presentation of results into many of the courses that she teaches. She also plans to work with the Dairy Science Club and provide leadership to those involved in the various intercollegiate dairy events, and looks forward to assisting other faculty with dairy youth activities including judging, quiz bowl, and showmanship.
ADSC 2000 Animal and Dairy Science Practicum
ADSC 3810 Animal and Dairy Science Orientation
Selected Recent Publications
Arsenault, E., and Foley, C. (2016, Fall). Colostrum Absorption Rates in Dairy Calves. Presentation at the Delaware Valley University Student Research Symposium, Doylestown, PA.
Hegeman, J., Doll, J., and Foley, C. (2015, Fall). Identifying Relationships Between Transition Cow Health Parameters. Presentation at the Delaware Valley University Student Research Symposium, Doylestown, PA.
Foley, C., and Stepnoski, A. (2015) Connecting Students and Dairy Producers Through Experiential Learning Activities. Oral Presentation at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Athens, GA.
Nayak, R., Radhakrishna, R., Thompson, G., Foley, C., and Hawthorne, A. (2015) The Relationship of Graduate Program Satisfaction with Student Learning Ability, Department Collegiality and Adequacy of Student Support. Oral Presentation at the American Association for Agricultural Education, San Antonio, TX.
Radhakrishna, R., Tobin, D., and Foley, C. (2014, February). Integrating Extension and Research Activities: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Extension, 52(1).
Foley, C., Radhakrishna, R., Jayarao, B., Ewing, J, and Yoder, E. (2014). Pennsylvania Veterinarian Perspectives of Antibiotic Use and Antibiotic Resistance for Use in the Development of Educational Materials and Programming. Poster at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Bozeman, MT.
Foley, C., Radhakrishna, R. and Brennan, M. (2013). Understanding Disciplinary Boundaries within Colleges of Agriculture: Implications for Graduate Student Development. Oral Presentation at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Blacksburg, VA.
Radhakrishna, R., Foley, C., Ingram, P.D., Ewing, J.C. (2013, August). Effectiveness of the 4-H Program as Perceived by Parents of 4-H Participants. Journal of Extension, 51(4).
Foley, C., and Radhakrishna, R. (2012). Integrating Extension-Research Activities: Implications
For College Teaching. Poster at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
Conference, River Falls, WI
Foley, C.A., Boyle, S.M., Pearson, R. E., and Gwazdauskas, F. C. (2007). Evaluation of a DNA Vaccine for Immunocontraceptive Potential Against Zona Pellucida Glycoproteins in Cattle. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Science, 2(1): 32-41.