Dr. Hugh Foley, Rogers State University professor for the past 22 years and widely respected Oklahoma music historian, will be guest lecturer for the Thursday, Sept. 21, Milam Lecture Series at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.
He will speak on Will Rogers and Native Americans in movies for the 6 p.m. lecture in the Museum. This is the final lecture in the 2017 April – September series.
Dr. Foley’s primary scholarship areas are American studies with an emphasis on Oklahoma music and culture, Native American studies and cinema. He serves as faculty consultant at the campus radio station, where he has produced a weekly Native American current events and music program and mentors students in basic studio operation.
He started a career in broadcasting with the U.S. army, attended DeKalb Community College in Clarkston, GA, and then earned a bachelor of arts in English and American Literature from New York University. His master’s degree is also with NYU. He earned a doctorate in English at Oklahoma State University.