Steven   L.  Foy

Assistant Professor  

Office: ELABN 360
Phone: (956) 665-3703
Email: steven.foy@utrgv.edu

Dr. Steven L. Foy





Selected Publications


  • Laura Upenieks, Steven Foy, and Andrew Miles. "Beyond America: Cross-National Context and the Impact of Religious vs. Secular Organizational Membership on Self-Rated Health," Socius 4, (2018): 1-19.

  • Steven Foy and Collin Mueller. "Nourish the Soul or Damage the Body? Belief in the Connection between Christian Moral Failure and Diminished Health," Social Compass 65, no. 2 (2018): 247-262.

  • Steven Foy, Cyrus Schleifer, and Edward Tiryakian. "The Rise of Rational Choice Theory as a Scientific/Intellectual Movement in Sociology," The American Sociologist 49, no. 1 (2018): 16-36.

  • Steven Foy. "Challenges From and Beyond Symptomatology: Stereotype Threat in Young Adults with ADHD," Journal of Attention Disorders 22, no. 3 (2018): 309-320.

  • Steven Foy and Salvatore Restifo. "Reliably Republican? Shifts in U.S. Veterans' Political Party Affiliation from 1974 to 2016," Sociological Spectrum 38, no. 3 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018): 174-193.

  • Steven Foy. "Preserving Economic Security: Housing, Food, and Medical Care," Human Rights Of, By, and For the People: How to Critique and Change the U.S. Constitution. February 2017.

  • Steven Foy, Victor Ray, and Ashley Hummel. "The Shade of a Criminal Record: Colorism, Incarceration, and External Racial Classification," Socius (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017).

  • Steven Foy. Prescription Drug Approval Process. SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society. March 2016.

  • Steven Foy. Democratic Party. Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives. 2015.

  • Steven Foy, Robert Freeland, Andrew Miles, Kimberly Rogers, and Lynn Smith-Lovin. "Emotions and Affect as Source, Outcome, and Resistance to Inequality," The Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality. Springer, 2014.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Steven Foy. Junior Faculty Travel Support Program Grant, $800.00 (2018 - 2018)

  • Steven Foy. Junior Faculty Travel Support Program Grant, $600.00 (2017 - 2017)

  • Steven Foy. Engaged Scholar Award, $1,999.50 (January 2017 - August 2017)

  • Steven Foy. Junior Faculty Travel Support Program Grant, $500.00 (2016 - 2016)

  • Steven Foy. Junior Faculty Travel Support Program Grant, $500.00 (2015 - 2015)

  • Steven Foy. Undergraduate Research Initiative Grant, $1,984.00 (January 2015 - June 2015)

  • Steven Foy. Junior Faculty Travel Support Program Grant, $500.00 (2014 - 2014)

  • Steven Foy. Undergraduate Research Initiative Grant, The University of Texas- Pan American, $2,000.00 ( 2014)

  • Steven Foy. Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Fellowship for Undergraduate Instruction, The Graduate School, Duke University, (2011 - 2012)

  • Steven Foy. Summer Research Fellowship, The Graduate School, Duke University, ( 2011)



Selected Presentations


  • Steven Foy and Salvatore Restifo. "The Effect of Race on the Relationship between Veteran Status and Political Party Affiliation," Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA (August 2018)

  • Salvatore Restifo and Steven Foy. "Reliably Republican? Shifts in U.S. Veterans' Political Party Affiliation from 1974 to 2016," Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada (August 2017)

  • Steven Foy, Cyrus Schleifer, and Edward Tiryakian. "The Rise of Rational Choice Theory as a Scientific/Intellectual Movement in Sociology," American Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (August 2017)

  • Steven Foy. "Mental Disorder Labels and Perceptions of Task Partners: The Role of Task Relevance," American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA (2016)

  • Steven Foy. "Preserving Economic Security: Housing, Medical Care, and Retirement Assistance," American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA (2016)

  • Steven Foy and Rashawn Ray. "The White Racial Frame in Twenty-first Century America: The Case of College Basketball," American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL (2015)

  • Steven Foy and Steven Frenk. "Continuity and Change in U.S. Veterans' Political Party Affiliation, 1974-2012," American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA (2014)

  • Steven Foy. "Effects of Ageism on Health Status and Satisfaction with Life," Interdisciplinary Thematic Scholarly Community Health Disparities and Health Humanities Group, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX (2014)

  • Steven Foy and Liza Talavera-Garza. "Effects of Ageism on Health Status and Quality of Life," Health Disparities and Health Humanities Interdisciplinary Thematic Scholarly Community Meeting, Office of Research, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas (November 2014)

  • Cyrus Schleifer, Steven Foy, and Edward Tiryakian. "After Gouldner: Beyond Rational Choice Theory," American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, Denver, CO (August 2012)

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SOCI 4333 03 - Social Theory:
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SOCI 3324 01 - Sociology of Health:
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SOCI 7301 01 - Thesis II:
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