|Professor Kristie Foley, Medical Humanities
February 12, 2013
Kristie L. Foley, Professor of Medical Humanities
For more on Professor Foley's academic achievements and pursuits, visit this site.
Q: What aspect of teaching at Davidson you most appreciate?
A: The talented, engaged students.
Q: Cite your current academic pursuits outside the classroom.
A: Continued scholarship using capacity building to reduce health disparities
Q: What's your favorite student event?
A: The freshman cake race.
Q: What's your favorite extracurricular activity?
A: Spending time with my family.
Q: What courses have you created at Davidson?
A: "Biomedical Research Ethics," "Global Health Ethics," "Public Health Policy, Practice, and Ethics," and
"Introduction to Epidemiology"
Q: What's your favorite non-academic book?
A: There are too many to name. The one I'm reading right now, which I am thoroughly enjoying, is The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. I've also enjoyed Geraldine Brooks People of the Book, Sena Jeter Naslund Ahab's Wife, Wally Lamb I Know this Much is True, Sara Gruen Water for Elephants... but there really are very many. I always have a non-academic book that I'm reading.
Q: What are Yyour hidden talents?
A: They are hidden for a reason!