Meg Foley

Instructor in History
Michael Ridder Dist. Professor in History
Meg Foley


B.A. Boston University

M.A.T. Boston University


Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Ms. Foley came to Exeter in 1999. She teaches courses in economics, economic history and U.S. history. Previously she taught history at The Colorado Springs School and instructed teenagers in sailing at the Sail Caribbean program based in Tortola, the British Virgin Islands.

In addition to teaching history and economics, Ms. Foley was dorm head in Cilley Hall and helped coach the cycling team for many years. She now serves as a dorm affiliate in Bancroft Hall and teaches in the Academy’s yoga program. She is also an instructor with the Exeter Humanities Institute, a summer workshop for teachers, and she collaborates with educators at schools such as The Noble Academy in Chicago as they work to incorporate Harkness teaching methods into their classrooms.

Ms. Foley received the Charles E. Ryberg Teaching Award in 2002, and previously held the Raymond W. Ellis Instructorship and was the Arthur A. Seeligson ’13 Professor in Business, Economics, and History. She is currently the Bates-Russell Distinguished Faculty Professor.

Ms. Foley and her husband, Erik Janicki, have two daughters. Whether in the mountains or on the coast, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family throughout all of New England’s seasons.