Bill Foley, DDE ‘98
Here are the four things I have been doing related to COVID-19. First, I am full-time faculty at Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) where I am the course author for undergraduate and graduate classes in National Security, Homeland Security, and Public Safety. In these, we cover all aspects of COVID-19 mitigation. Second, I currently serve on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA), Regional Interagency Steering Committee (RISC) for FEMA Region V in Chicago. We are deeply involved in COVID-19 issues as they impact the Midwest. Next, at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) for two years, I served as the Pan flu Planner for Indiana. Simultaneously, I also worked Federal issues for FEMA V regarding Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Pandemic Influenza, State by State Comparisons for the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Network of FEMA V. Subsequently, I published, “Chapter Four: Developing a Systematic Pandemic Influenza Program for Preparing a State,” in J. Eric Dietz and David R. Black, Pandemic Planning (New York: Taylor and Francis Group, 2012). Last, for seven summers now I lecture at the Indiana University Program at King’s College, London and the Center for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in the U.K. on “U.S. and U.K. National Security and Homeland Security.” In England, we are closely involved with Westminster Government in international response to national security and civil contingencies issues including Pandemic Planning.
William A. ‘Bill’ Foley, Jr., Ph.D.
Distance Class of 1998
Senior Lecturer and Colonel, US Army Ret
National Security, Homeland Security & Public Safety
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs