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The Foley Institute Administration


Cornell W. Clayton, Director

Phone: 509-335-2427
Curriculum vitae (pdf)

Cornell ClaytonCornell Clayton is the Director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University, where he also serves as the Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government.  A prolific author, he publishes widely on American government, politics and law.  Dr. Clayton currently serves as a Section Chair of the American Political Association.  He received a Doctorate of Philosophy from Oxford University.  Past distinctions include Fulbright and Truman Scholarships, the C.O. Distinguished Professorship, and the Wayne N. Aspinall Chair.  He has been a visiting fellow and lecturer at institutes and universities around the world.


Richard Elgar, Assistant Director

Phone: 509-335-3477
Curriculum vitae (pdf)

Richard ElgarRichard Elgar has been with the Foley Institute since 2006.

He received his MA in Political Science from Washington State University in 2010, and is currently enrolled part-time in that department’s Ph.D. program.  His research focuses on economic and gender inequality in Latin America. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association.

Crystal Hogg, Secretary Senior

Phone: 509-335-4264

Crystal NEW Foley Secretary

Crystal Hogg joined the Foley Institute team in May 2016.

She is also an Executive Board member of WSA Head Start & ECEAP. In her spare time she is a soccer coach for Pullman Parks and Recreation. We are pleased to welcome her to the institute’s staff.