B.A. Anthropology, Montclair State University, 1974 M.A. English and American Literature, New York University, 1990 Ph.D. English and American Literature, New York University, 1995
June Foley's teaching and research interests are Victorian Studies, especially the novel; writing for young readers; and English (especially writing) for Speakers of Other Languages. In addition to teaching at Gallatin since 1994, Foley has been the School's first Writing Program director since 2002. For the Writing Program's Literacy Project, she teaches a writing class to Chinese immigrants at the University Settlement Society and has edited books of their writing; she is founder of and adviser to The Literacy Review, an annual book edited by Gallatin students that collects the best writing by adults in Basic Education, GED, and ESOL classes throughout NYC; and she is founder and organizer of the annual Literacy Review Workshops for Teachers of Writing to Adults. She was named Gallatin's Adviser of Distinction in 1999 and won the Gallatin Student Choice Award for Excellence in Public Service in 2003. She won a Literacy Recognition Award from the Literacy Assistance Center of New York in 2008, and the NYU Distinguished Administrator Award in 2009.
Teaching and Research Interests
19th- and 20th-century literature; the novel; fiction writing; memoir writing; writing for young readers