Dr. William A. Foley, Jr.

Dr. William A. Foley, Jr.

Lecturer, Public Safety and Executive Education
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Office: BS 4059
Phone: 317-274-1655
Curriculum Vitae

In January 2008, Dr. Foley came to SPEA from Chief Operational Plans, Indiana Department of Homeland Security. He also served with the Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA Region V's Regional Interagency Steering Committee, on the national committee that wrote the National Response Framework and recently on the National Level Exercise 2009. Previously, he was Director of Strategic Leadership at the United States Army War College, prior the Chief of Operations for Homeland Security for U.S. Forces Command (FORSCOM) and previously the Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch Chief at FORSCOM.


  • Ph.D. Indiana University, December, 2005, (Includes PhD courses, Harvard University)
  • M.A. Indiana University, February, 1971, (Includes funded M.A. seminar research, University of Chicago)
  • B.A. Indiana University, September, 1969, (Includes undergraduate courses: Butler University, Cameron University, University of Oklahoma, and University of California-Berkley)

Ph.D. Concentration (Dual)

American History and American Studies—Dual Major
Western Europe since 1789; England and her Empire since 1485; Canadian since 1867—Minors

Graduate-level teaching

Undergraduate teaching

United States History American Political History
British History 1485 to the Present American Presidential History
American Studies American Diplomatic History
American Military History American Constitutional History
Defense Support to Civil Authorities American Military History
Department of Defense Organization     American Urban History
Homeland Security African-American History
National Security Studies American Social and Intellectual History
Canadian History, 1867 to Present
Western Europe 1500 to the Present
Public Safety
Emergency Management
Homeland Security

Academic record of employment

Full Time Faculty, National Security, Homeland Security and Public Safety, Indiana University, IUPUI Campus; January 2008 to the Present. At Indiana-Purdue in Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), teach National Security, Homeland Security and Public Safety both at the undergraduate and graduate levels and on-campus and on-line, and assist in creating the new Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. As a member of a federally funded grants assessment team, contributed to on-going University research in floods and emergency management, plus supervise students in internships while assisting with their placement. Facilitate major Homeland Security conferences, and serve on the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional Interagency Steering Committee. Work on the National Committee developing a higher education curriculum in food safety, food defense and food protection. Served as a Controller, Master Control Cell, Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Level Homeland Security Exercise 2009, TOPOFF 5, Washington DC, July and August 2009. Also at Purdue University, lecture at the graduate level in Homeland Security with the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and School of Technology. In summers, At Marian University, teach Global and Western European History since1500.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), Chief Plans Development Section (Full-time); Previous Homeland Security Consultant IDHS (Part-Time); Adjunct Professor, Purdue University (Part Time); Instructor of History Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis----February 2005 to December 31, 2007. Commencing in May 2006, Managed response plans for the Department of Homeland Security in Indiana, to include the State Response Plan (SRP), all 15 National Planning Scenarios (NPSs) along with all 15 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) with Annexes. Served on the National Committee (DC) writing the National Response Framework (NRF), Roles and Responsibilities Working Group and Strategic Positions. Directly responsible for writing plans regarding National Planning Scenarios for Nuclear Counter-Terrorism, Pandemic Influenza, plus chemical plans, New Madrid earthquake, cyber security, and suspicious substance (Aerosol Anthrax) plans. Worked with the National Infrastructure Protection Program (NIPP), Chemical Buffer Zone Protection Program (CBZPP) and Urban Security Area Initiative (USAI), and was a DHS Grants Administrator for a Homeland Security Planning Grant for 2007. At Purdue University, West Lafayette, Adjunct Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Homeland Security, August 2006 forward. I also taught Homeland Security at Purdue University Calumet from August 2006; and with the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, Homeland Security Certificate Program. At Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, served as Instructor of American History, Graduate and Undergraduate, 2005/2006 and 2006/2007. Taught American Military and Political History on both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. Currently serve on Master’s thesis committees.

United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA, Graduate Faculty, Director of Strategic Leadership, June 2003 through January 2005. Course Author for "Department of Defense Organization, Planning and Strategy" for over 500 students each term, plus served as Faculty Advisor for student Strategic Research Projects in Strategic Leadership. Taught the entire Joint Strategic Planning System, Joint Operational Planning and Execution System, DOD budget process (PPBE) and the complete Army PPBE budget process, the Defense Acquisition System (DAS), and Transformation, plus Army finance. Taught "Defense Assistance to Civil Authorities (Homeland Security)," in the academic year and summers including Crises Response and Consequence Management planning for all hazards of Domestic Response. Managed numerous Exercise scenarios. Final Coordination and Editor, NATO Allied Joint Force Protection, Joint Doctrine for Homeland Security and Joint Doctrine for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction. Directly managed Course budgets, copyrights, and instructional printing requirements.

Chief, Operations, Homeland Security, United States Army Forces Command, (FORSCOM), Fort McPherson, GA, May 2002 to June 2003. Managed Homeland Security Operations U.S. Army Forces Command, (FORSCOM), for all United States domestic response operations as supporting Federal Agency or if required, Lead Federal Agency and directed all-hazards from Wild-land Fires through Hurricanes to CBRNE management and mitigation. Handled FORSCOM Force Protection. Project Manager for FORSCOM Operations. Managed all Homeland Security plans - concept plans, functional plans, campaign plans and wrote HLS information papers for Command Group. Writer and Editor, Initial Integrated Concept Team, Homeland Operations, and Annex H; Homeland Security, Army Modernization Plan 2002. Joint Forces Land Component Command Shift Leader for US Northern Command Night Operations: Unified Endeavor, Top Off, Unified Defense, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Training Resources Budget Manager with Program and directly managed HLS Operations Branch functions and all Personnel. Wrote the Weapons of Mass Destruction piece for the 2003 National Defense Authorization Act.

Branch Chief, Weapons of Mass Destruction, United States Army Forces Command, (FORSCOM), Fort McPherson, GA, 2002. Managed the Training Requirements Oversight for all WMD Civil Support Teams in the United States and their Force Protection. Developed the "training" and "requirements" budget portion of a multi- million dollar program for all new WMD-CST teams planned for the United States under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2003. Contributor to Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Working Integrated Product Team (WIPT) and co-author for, Sustaining and Developing Civil Support Teams for Weapons of Mass Destruction. Helped develop new WMD-CST safety and risk assessments and training process. Worked the operations piece of Regional Task Force Columbia—Space Shuttle Recovery Operations.

Executive Officer Training Support Brigade Harrison Part-time, PhD Candidate
Training Support Brigade-Harrison Full-time, Executive Officer, TSB Harrison
June 1, 1999 to June 3, 2002

U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA and Part-time, Army War College Student
June 1, 1996- July 31, 1998

Deputy G-3, 101st Airborne Division Air assault
101st Airborne Division Full-time, Division Chief, G-3, 101st Airborne
May 13, 1996 to June 1, 1999 Division (A/A), Fort Campbell, KY

Ball State University, Muncie, IN Chairman of the Department of Military Science,
July 19, 1993 to May 13, 1996 Professor of Military Science, Lecturer, American Military History, (Part-time)

Indiana University Medical Center, Coordinator of Medical Officer Training Corps
August 1, 1991 to July 18, 1993 AMEDD Recruiter, and Instructor American History (Part-time)

Command and General Staff Officers College Fort Leavenworth KS
July 31, 1990 to July 31, 1991 Student at ACE and North Central accredited Graduate program in Advanced Military Tactics and Military History

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Assistant Professor of Military Science
August 31, 1987 to July 31, 1990 Part-time Instructor in American History

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Assistant Registrar, Historical Course
January 19, 1981 to August 30, 1987 Part-time Instructor of American History

Indiana University Bloomington, IN Research Assistant, Grading Assistant and PhD Student,
July 2, 1980 to January 18, 1981 American History, Dept. of History

Boston University, Boston, MA Associate University Registrar,
August 1, 1977 to July 1, 1980 University Access Officer, and Associate Instructor of American History (Part-time)

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Associate Instructor in American History
1976 through 1978 Academic Years (Part-time) "The Kennedy Administration"

Boston University, Boston, MA Assistant University Registrar, Privacy Access
August 1, 1975 to July 31, 1977 Officer, Associate Instructor of American History Also Instructor of History

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA Instructor of history
Summer 1975 Boston, MA (part-time)

Boston University, Boston, MA Assistant Director Program Resource Office,
August 1, 1974 to July 1, 1975 Associate Instructor of American History
Also Guest Lecturer, John F. Kennedy Library

Curry College, Milton, MA Instructor of History
Fall Semester 1975 American Political and Diplomatic History

Harvard University, Cambridge MA Administrative Planning/Panel Participant
Spring Term 1975 "Festival of the American Presidency," Presidential Libraries, Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, John F. Kennedy Library, and Temple Mishkan Tefilia, Newton, MA, Conference on the Kennedy Presidency, Panel- Housing Discrimination

John F. Kennedy Library, Waltham, MA Lecturer, Teaching the American Presidency
Summer 1974 Collegiate and Secondary Education Program

Simmons College, Boston, MA Instructor of History, Full-time Faculty in American
July 1, 1973 to July 31, 1974 History (Sabbatical leave replacement); Recent American History Chair.

Harvard University, Cambridge MA Research Assistant, History of Medicine,
July 1, 1973 to July 31, 1974 Francis A. Countway Library, Harvard Medical School


Co-Author, "Tough Decisions: Defending the Homeland," PBS Television Documentary, January 2010, received Emmy Award, June 18, 2011 for Public/Current/Community Affairs excellence in broadcasting.

William A. Foley, Jr., "Chapter Two: Pandemic Influenza Planning: A State Planning Model," in Eric Dietz and Randall Black, et. al. Advances in Homeland Security: Pandemic influenza Planning (New York: Francis Group, to be published in 2011).

Presented paper which will be published, "Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and Public administration: Travels Across the Safety, Security and Academic Spectrum," Syracuse University, The Maxwell School, Minnowbrook III, Lake placid NY, September 5, 6, 7, 2008.

Editor and Contributor, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Allied Joint Publication 3.14 NATO Force Protection (First Draft, November 29, 2004).

Final Draft Editor, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Publication 3-40: Joint Doctrine for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (1 March 2004).

Final Draft Editor, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Publication 3-26: Joint Doctrine for Homeland Security (18 December 2003).

Contributor and Writer, Working Integrated Product Team, Sustaining and Developing Civil Support Teams for Weapons of Mass Destruction (March 28, 2003).

Writer and Editor, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, TRADOC Pamphlet 525-3-07 Homeland Operations (First Draft, 11 June 2002).

Contributor and Commenter, Army Modernization Plan 2002, Annex H: Homeland Security (First Draft, 17 June 2002).

William A. Foley, Jr., Selected Readings: Department of Defense Organization, Planning and Strategy (Carlisle: U. S. Army War College, 2004).

William A. Foley, Jr., Division Command Lessons Learned Program: Major General William F. Kernan, USA, Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) (Carlisle: U.S. Army War College, 1998). Published by the Military History Institute.

Contributor and Editor, General Young-IL Moon, A History of American Strategic Thought (Seoul: Kyung Hee University Press, 1998).

Wrote Prologue, Epilogue and Edited, Richard H. Courtney, From Normandy to the Bulge: An American Infantry G.I. in Europe during World War II (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996).

James Cedrone, William A. Foley, Susan Ginsberg, Allen Goodrich, Larry Hackman, Joan-Ellen Marci, "A Stroke of the Pen: Dimensions of a Presidential Decision," a documentary film on the Kennedy administration, (Boston: Envision Corporation, 1975.)

Scripted and wrote two-hour presentation on Military Leadership during the Battle of Gettysburg for the Army ROTC Basic Camp. This presentation was made into an Army film, and taught to over 3,000 cadets at Ft. Knox 1987-1990 and to 2,500 more students from 1993-1996.

Drafted and Testified for legislation with the Indiana General Assembly regarding the Indiana Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Research Program and the Indiana Vietnam Veterans Memorial, both signed into law by Gov. Robert D. Orr in 1985-1986; received the "Sagamore of the Wabash" award for this from Governor Evan Byah in l989.

Wrote testimony for Senator Edward Brooke, (MA) for the 1977 G.I. Bill Improvement Act Impacting higher education nationally, published in the Congressional Record and Hearings, United States Senate, Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, 1977 (Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1977).

Chief Research Assistant, Leon A. Harris, Jr., Upton Sinclair: American Rebel(New York: Crowell, 1976), acknowledged in volume.

Research Assistant, Thomas D. Clark, Indiana University: Midwestern Pioneer, Vol. I, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1973).

Wrote review for Greenwood Press of Carey McWilliams, North From Mexico, March 1971. Presented Paper, "The Manchester Social Community," American Studies Association, Ohio/Indiana Regional Conference, Purdue University, April 1971.

Awards and honors

Marian University Indianapolis, Global and Western European History course received highest student evaluation ratings in the Department, 2008 to the present.

Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis, "Defending the Homeland: Counter Terrorism and the Law,’" Organizing Committee and Panel Chair and Participant, October 22,23, 2009, broadcast world-wide on the World Wide Web and Received Emmy Award, June 18, 2011.

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 Academic Years Graduate and Undergraduate courses in American History rated among the very best in the University.

Purdue University, 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 Academic Years Graduate courses in Homeland Security rated Excellent and Superior.

Received Seventeen Individual Medals, Three Badges, and Four Unit Commendations from the Department of Defense and Department of the Army as a recently retired full Colonel of the Army Infantry---January 2005.

United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA, Resident courses rated among the highest in the College and consistently among the "most sought after" electives, 2003-2005.

Ball State University, Muncie, IN, courses rated in surveys of the University as "Among the Very Best," 1993 through spring 1996.

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Department of History courses rated in the top 15% of University courses by student evaluation, 1992 and 1993.

First Place, Instructor of the Year 1989-1990, Second U.S. Army ROTC Region, United States Army.

Third Place, Instructor of the Year 1989-1990, TRADOC, (includes all the Army Instructors in the United States and overseas).

Sagamore of the Wabash, highest award of the State of Indiana for public service, presented by Governor Evan Bayh, 1990.

Faculty Advisor of the Year 1989-1990, IUPUI, Army ROTC.

Conference Participant, Conference on the Administration and Presidency of John F. Kennedy, University of Wisconsin, LaCross, WI October 16-18, 1986.

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Honors Council Summer Faculty Fellowship 1984, to develop an honors course on the Presidency of John F. Kennedy, Conducted in Boston, MA 1984.

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Faculty Grant-in-Aid, 1984, for materials and books related to the honors course on the Presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Boston University, Courses consistently rated in student surveys as in the upper 95% of all Courses taught at the University, 1974-1980.

New England Political Science Association, University of Massachusetts, Boston, and John F. Kennedy Library Conference, April 6-7, 1978, Panel Member, on the use of the Presidential Libraries for teaching and researching the presidency.

"Task Force on Planning Kennedy Library Exhibits," John F. Kennedy Library, Task Force Member, June, 1976. (Original meetings included Patrick Lawford, Steve Smith, Arthur Schlesinger, and I.M. Pei among others.).

Wage/Price Guidepost Conference of the Brookings Institution, John F. Kennedy Library Conference and Boston University, on the History of Wage/Price Guideposts and Evolving Federal Economic Policy, Conference Attendee, Fall 1974.

John F. Kennedy Library Curriculum Units and Educational Resources Conferences, "Bringing Presidential Library Resources into the Classroom," June 1974; served as American history Faculty Representative.

Simmons College, rated top new faculty member for quality of instruction in the Department of History, 1973/1974 Academic Year.

"The Federal Government and Urban Poverty," a Conference of the Florence Heller School of Social Work at Brandies University and the John F. Kennedy Library, June 16-17, 1973, Conference Attendee.

Indiana University, PhD Dissertation Grant, 1974.

Indiana University, Department of History, Teaching Assistant for two years and Grading Assistant for two years, plus taught my own course for one semester as a Graduate Student, in African-American History; member of the TA Association and Graduate Student Association and served on three Department of History Committees.

Graduate Student, Harvard University, Cambridge MA British and British Imperial History, Grant Funded.

History Department, Indiana University, funded seminar paper research (grant) for work at the University of Chicago, 1970-1971 year.

Four Year University Fellowship, Indiana University, from the Department of Speech/ Communications and Theater for graduate work in Public Address awarded 1969.

Honor Student, Indiana University, 1969. Debating Team, Indiana University, Bloomington, Team Captain, 1969.

LaVerne Noyes Scholarship, Indiana University, 1968 and 1969.

Foreign languages

Spanish and French and some Russian

Special tools

Statistical/Quantitative History

Graduate course work

America Since 1865 (Major)
Colloq in American History since 1865 Political/Social Martin Ridge
Colloq in American History since 1865: Urban History George I. Juergens
Colloq in American History since 1865: 1920 to the Present James T. Patterson
Seminar in American History since 1865: African-American Chase C. Mooney
Modern Social and Intellectual History: George I. Jeurgens
Individual Readings: American Diplomatic since 1900 John E. Wiltz
Individual Readings: Social, Intellectual, Urban George I. Jeurgens
Colonial America to 1865
Colloq in American History to 1865: National Period Maurice G. Baxter
Seminar in American History to 1865: Demography (Chicago) Irene D. Neu
Individual Readings: Puritanism and Colonial America Paul R. Lucas
British History
Colloq in British/British Imperial History: 1485-1789 Leo F. Solt
Colloq in British/British Imperial History: 1789 to Present Leo F. Solt
Colloq in English History: Modern England 1850 to Pres.(Harvard)     Harold J. Hanham
Seminar in English History: Diplomatic 1850-Pres. (Harvard) Harold J. Hanham
American Studies
Colloq in American Studies: Introduction/Historiography Robert G. Gunderson
Seminar in American Studies: American Culture, 1820-1860 Robert G. Gunderson
Individual Readings: American Politics, 1820-1860 Robert G. Gunderson
Additional Courses
Colloq in Western European History: 1789 to Present William B. Cohen
Readings in Canadian History: (non-credit)1867 to Present Martin Ridge

Dissertation title

"John F. Kennedy and the American City: The New Frontier and Urban America, 1961 - 1963."

Dissertation committee

Prof. Joan Hoff (Director), Montana State University
Prof. James Madison, Indiana University
Prof. Irving Katz, Indiana University
Prof. George Juergens, Indiana University


Dr. Joan Hoff, Professor of History, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Dr. James Madison, Professor of History, Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History & Director, Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Dr. George Juergens, Professor (Emeritus) of History, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Dr. Robert Barrows, Professor of History and Chair, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Norman E. Beck, Executive Director of Human Resources and Auxiliary Services, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Dr. David C. Campbell, Dean, Metropolitan College, Boston University, Boston, MA
Prof. Daniel A. Delvecchio, Director, Harvard Student Agencies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Dr. Warren Vander Hill, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of History, Ball State University, Muncie, IN