Pamela Foley, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita; Director of Training
Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
Pamela F. Foley, Ph.D., ABPP has a long history of commitment to the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program, where she began her doctoral training in 1994 and completed her training in 1999. Following graduation, she worked at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where she was responsible for both individual therapy and group-based addiction treatment in a managed-care setting. She returned to the faculty in 2001, and since then she has mentored numerous doctoral dissertations and served on dissertation committees for students not only in PPFT but also in Audiology, Physical Therapy, and Nursing.
She has also acted as Director for the M.A. programs in Counseling and School Counseling, and as Practicum Coordinator for the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program. In her teaching, mentoring, and peer interaction, she has always sought to embrace the university ideal of servant leadership, as opposed to an authoritarian structure. Her goal for interaction with students is as a supportive coach, who is open to shared decision-making, within the limits of ethical and professional responsibility. She is licensed as a Psychologist in New Jersey and Board Certified in Counseling Psychology.
Professional Psychology is a second career for Dr. Foley. After receiving an M.S. in Technical Writing from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she spent 15 years in a variety of management roles at Bell Labs and AT&T. During this time, she created and delivered group training on a variety of topics including Diversity, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Team Building and Conflict Management, Process Quality Management, and Layoff Survivor Syndrome. She also developed and implemented customer satisfaction survey and data analysis methods for AT&T International Services groups in Europe, the Pacific Rim, and the Americas regions, and she completed an Executive Education Program in International Business at Thunderbird: The American Graduate School of International Management.
Dr. Foley's research interests are in workplace and career issues, multicultural issues, and the intersections between them. Dr. Foley has served as an Executive Committee member for the National Institute for Multicultural Competence, a member of the APA Division 17 Continuing Education Committee, as Chair of the Committee on Legislative Affairs for the New Jersey Psychological Association an ad hoc reviewer for the Career Development Quarterly, and as a member of the editorial board for The Counseling Psychologist. For the past 3 years she has served as an editorial board member for the Journal of Career Development. Throughout her academic career, she has published and presented with students, and currently she has three papers in press with two former students. She also currently works as a Medical Consultant, Psychologist for Social Security Disability and maintains a part-time practice.
- Ph.D., Seton Hall University
- M.A.E., Seton Hall University
- M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Foley, P.F. (2004). Development of a scale measuring workplace incivility. Grant awarded by the Seton Hall University Research Council.
Foley, P. F., Guarneri, C., & Kelly, M. E. (2008). Reasons for choosing a police career: Changes over two decades. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 10, 2-8.
Smith, L., Foley, P. F., & Chaney, M. (2008). Addressing the interface of classism, ableism, and heterosexism in professional training programs. Journal of Counseling and Development, Special Issue: Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Counseling, 86, 303-309.