Dr. June Canty

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor, College of Education programs
Phone: (360) 546-9468
Fax: (360) 546-9040
Located in Dengerink Administration Building (VDEN) 212
Office Hours: Arranged by appointment
Support Staff: Holly Davis

NOTICE: There has been a fraudulent scam happening lately involving my name, photo and the email address cantyjune@gmail.com. Please be aware and disregard communications that appear to be from me regarding monetary requests or otherwise.

June Canty serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Her major responsibilities include leading the Re-Imagining the First Year of College project, co-chairing the Student Success Council and the Enrollment Management Council, and directing the University Scholars Program.  She is a full professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education.


Dr. Canty's areas of research include general and special education in rural education, teacher preparation/induction, and legal ramifications of admissions and dismissal decisions from professional programs.  Her current project is a studying the supports that beginning teachers receive and making policy recommendations related to induction practices.

Accomplishments include:

  • Board of Directors Member, American Council on Rural Special Education
  • Chair, Special Study Group on Admissions and Retention in Teacher Education, AACTE
  • Editorial Board Memberships, Journal of the First Year Experience and Students in Transition and the Rural Special Education Quarterly
  • Evaluator, Northwest Commission on Colleges
  • Gubernatorial appointee to the Washington State Professional Educators Standards Board; elected vice chair and member of the Executive Committee
  • Manuscript reviewer, Teachers College Record
  • rural education
  • beginning teacher induction and retention
  • laws pertaining to professional preparation programs


  • Ed. D. University of Washington, Higher Education, 1983
  • M. Ed. Wayne State University, History and Philosophy of Education and Elementary Education, 1978
  • B.S. M. Ed. Oakland University, Music Education and Social Sciences, 1975
  • Certified teacher: Elementary K-8, History/social studies 7-12, Music K-12, Special Education K-12