Assistant Professor in Department of Dairy Science

Undergraduate Departments

  • Dairy Science


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Concentration: Agricultural and Extension Education

MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Concentration: Dairy Science - Reproductive Physiology

BS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Major: Animal Science

AAS, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, NY
Major: Agricultural Science / Animal Science


Caitlin Foley grew up in the Hudson Valley region of NY where she raised several species of animals and participated in various 4-H activities including equine, rabbit, and poultry projects. She attended SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell University for her undergraduate study and became very interested in dairy science. Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree, Caitlin attended Virginia Tech and conducted research regarding the development of an immunocontraceptive vaccine in cattle.

Upon completion of her master’s degree, Caitlin gained industry experience as a dairy nutrition specialist in upstate NY with Blue Seal Feeds, a research scientist at Techlab, Inc. in Blacksburg Virginia, and a dairy genetics specialist in the southeast with Semex, USA. Caitlin then returned to academia to pursue a doctoral program at Penn State, where she conducted research involving veterinarian perspectives of antibiotic resistance, and assisted with the teaching of courses in the animal science department.

Dr. Foley currently teaches Principals of Dairy Science and Animal Feeding and Nutrition, and plans to teach Physiology of Lactation, Dairy Business Analysis, and Introduction to Animal Science in upcoming semesters.


t: 215.489.2325
e: Caitlin.Foley@delval.edu