Dolores Foley

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Dolores Foley

Dolores Foley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai`i. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Public Administration, University of Southern California in 1989. Her research and consulting areas focus on community planning, citizen participation, and governance of non-profit and community organizations. She teaches courses on community planning, social policy, and collaborative problem solving. She has published articles on organization change, collaboration and social issues. She has produced reports, evaluations and studies for governmental and community organizations. Much of her work is with governmental and community organizations in developing organizational and individual capacities. She has developed and conducted leadership, facilitation and communication workshops. She has been active in numerous community efforts including Ke Ala Hoku, Benchmarking for Hawaii, He Au Papaolelo (A Time for Dialogue), Ka Poe Hale o Waianae project, the Honolulu Civic Entrepreneur Initiative, and the Hawaii Democracy Forum. She served as a trustee of the State of Hawaii Public Employees Health Fund and on the boards of the Hawaii Community Services Council, Kokua and the Organization of Women Leaders. She received the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching award for faculty service to the community in 2000. She is the coordinator of the University of Hawaii Public Policy Center’s Community Programs and the Hawaii National Issues Forums.