Dr. Hugh Foley received a doctoral degree in English from Oklahoma State University, and master's and bachelor's degrees
in English from New York University.
His primary areas of scholarship are American studies with an emphasis on Oklahoma music and culture, Native American
studies, and cinema. He has been published in numerous professional forums, and his video compilations on Native American
music and culture have been shown at national conferences and on public television in several states.
Involved actively with radio broadcasting since 1977, he serves as the faculty consultant to the campus radio station,
RSU Radio, and as faculty advisor for the RSU Native American Student Association.
In 2005, Foley was elected president of the Oklahoma Folklife Council.