Pamela Foley, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita; Counseling Psychology Director of Training
Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
Pamela F. Foley, Professor Emerita and Training Director: Dr. Foley received her Ph.D. in 1999 from Seton Hall University. 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. Dr. Foley is licensed in New Jersey as a Psychologist and maintains a small private practice. She returned to Seton Hall in 2001, and took an early retirement in 2013. However, she returned to the faculty in the Fall of 2015 as Training Director.
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 current 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, chair of the APA Division 17 Continuing Education Committee, Chair of the Committee on Legislative Affairs for the New Jersey Psychological Association, as a member of the editorial board for The Counseling Psychologist, and currently as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Career Development.
- Ph.D., Seton Hall University
- M.A.E., Seton Hall University
- M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Board Certified in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
- Foley, P.F. (2004). Development of a scale measuring workplace incivility. Grant awarded by the Seton Hall University Research Council.
Foley, P. F., & Lytle, M. C. (2015). "Social cognitive career theory, the theory of work adjustment, and work satisfaction of retirement-age adults." Journal of Career Development, 42(3), 199-214. doi:10.1177/0894845314553270
Krumboltz, J. D., Foley, P. F., & Cotter, E. W. (2013). "Applying the Happenstance Learning Theory to involuntary career transitions." Career Development Quarterly, 61, 15-26.
Lytle, M. C., Foley, P. F., & Aster, A. (2013). Adult children of gay and lesbian parents: Religion and the parent-child relationship. The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 530-567.
Chae, M. H., & Foley, P. (2010). Relationship of ethnic identity, acculturation, and psychological well being among Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Americans. Journal of Counseling and Development, 88, 466-476.
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.