Writing Program Senior Director & Associate Faculty
1 Wash Pl, Room 426
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 writing and interdisciplinary courses at Gallatin since 1994, Foley has been the School's first Writing Program director since 2002, and was named senior director in 2017. For the Writing Program's Literacy Project, she teaches a writing class to 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, High School Equivalency, and ESOL classes throughout NYC; and she is founder and an organizer of the annual Literacy Review Workshops in Teaching Writing to Adults. She supervises the annual Great World Texts project, and also supervises writing mentors at three New York City public schools each semester, along with the Peer Writing Assistants at Gallatin’s Writing Center. 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, the NYU Distinguished Administrator Award in 2009, and was the recipient of a 2018-2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
19th- and 20th-century literature; the novel; fiction writing; memoir writing; writing for young readers