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Franz Foltz

Associate Professor
Department of Science, Technology, and Society
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-5368
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
1309 Science Annex (building 13)

Franz Foltz

Associate Professor
Department of Science, Technology, and Society
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BS, MA, Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bio

BS, Physics, Pennsylvania State University
MS, Governmental Science Policy, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Interests: cyberdemocracy, and digital government, science and technology policy, environmental policy, global change research policy, energy policy, science and technology studies, ideas of power, technology and religion, and democratic theory and increasing public participation (especially connected to science, technology, and power)

Courses: Science, Technology and Values; Science and Technology Policy; Energy and the Environment; Environmental Policy; Foundations of Public Policy, Seminar: Readings in Public Policy; Graduate Seminar in Science and Technology Policy, Energy Policy, Environment and Society; Seminar: Evaluation Research

585-475-5368

Currently Teaching

STSO-710
3 Credits
Examines how federal and international policies are developed to influence research and development, innovation, and the transfer of technology in the United States and other selected nations. Students in the course will apply basic policy skills, concepts, and methods to contemporary science and technology policy topics.
STSO-201
3 Credits
Examines how local, state, federal and international policies are developed to influence innovation, the transfer of technology and industrial productivity in the United States and other selected nations.
PUBL-703
3 Credits
The focus of this course is on evaluation of program outcomes and research design. Students will explore the questions and methodologies associated with meeting programmatic outcomes, secondary or unanticipated effects, and an analysis of alternative means for achieving program outcomes. Critique of evaluation research methodologies will also be considered.