Professor Foy teaches courses in environmental law, business associations, and torts. Prior to joining the faculty at NCCU, he practiced law, and before that he served as editor of Forest & Conservation History, a refereed multi-disciplinary academic journal that focused on the history of human interaction with the environment (Duke University Press). From 2001 to 2009, he served as Mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. During his time in office, he focused on building a sustainable, environmentally sound community, leading the U.S. Conference of Mayors to name Chapel Hill America’s Most Livable City. Land use is the focus of his research and writing, including his recent publication, Complexities of Urban Sustainability: Using Local Land Use Authority to Achieve Environmental Goals, 3 Charlotte Law Review 23 (Spring 2011). Professor Foy earned his BA degree from Kenyon College and his JD degree from NCCU.