Dr. Anne Foley has been appointed as Head of the Department of Classics for a four and a half year term commencing on January 1, 2011.
Dr. Foley received her B.A. and M.A. in Classics at McGill University (1976 and 1978 respectively). Her doctorate, in Classical Archeology, was obtained from Bedford College, University of London (1985). Dr. Foley taught at Mount Allison University (1983-84), Concordia (1985-86), Wilfrid Laurier (1986-87) and University of Winnipeg (1987-88) before accepting a tenure-track position at Queen’s in the fall of 1988.
Dr. Foley’s research focus is on the Archeology of Ancient Greece, in particular the Argolid area. She has excavated at the site of Asine in the Argolid with colleagues from the Swedish Institute and is still associated with that site and its publications. Dr. Foley has published a book dealing with the archaeology of the Argolid from 800 to 600 B.C. and has written a number of articles on related topics. Her current research project consists of a site in southwestern Turkey, which has the remains of a 10th-century monastery. This project involves the collaboration of the Turks and Austrians. She and her colleagues hope to be able to survey the area and excavate it in the years to come. At Queen's, she has supervised 12 M.A. theses and I was undergraduate chair in Classics for 10 years.
In making this announcement, Principal Woolf and Dean MacLean wish to thank Dr. Caroline Falkner for her committed leadership and dedicated service to Queen’s as Head of the Department of Classics since July 2005.