William J. Foley

Lecturer, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dr. Foley teaches courses in engineering economy, production and operations management, design of work systems, operations research, computer simulation, probability and statistics, product design and innovation, invention, and engineering design. His research interests are in the application of research tools such as statistical analysis and operations research models to policy and planning problems in health care delivery and health organizations. He has served the local community by his active participation on the boards of non profit health care organizations including Northeast Health of Troy, NY and St. Peter's Healthcare Partners of Albany, NY. He currently sits on the Board of the Albany Guardian Society whose mission is improve the quality of life of seniors in the Capital District.


Ph.D. Operations Research & Statistics (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1983),
M.S. Operations Research & Statistics (Rensselaer, 1974),
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (University of Connecticut, 1972)

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  • “Your Smartphone, Your New Healthcare Partner”, Capital Commons Quarterly published by Albany Guardian Society 2012, Vol. 6, No. 2, 13-9
  • “Solutions and Services Are Not Equal”, Capital Commons Quarterly published by Albany Guardian Society 2009, Vol. 3, No. 3, 9-14