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Bisola E. Duyile

Ph.D. Student, School of Education
Program Area: Counselor Education and Supervision
Graduate Assistant in the Department of Teaching and Learning

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  • Ph.D. (expected May 2023) in Education, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling, University of the District of Columbia
  • B.A. in English Education, Obafemi Awolowo University

Line of Research

My line of research is on societal and cultural beliefs about disabilities and how that impacts counselors and counselor educators. I examine how the different beliefs about persons with disabilities affect how they see themselves and how that contributes to the present issue in counseling. My research aims to improve counselor educators' awareness of disabilities as it relates to mental health counseling curriculum.

Research and Scholarship

  • Duyile, B., Fahnbulleh, S., Boston, Q., and Dunlap, P. (In press). Cultural beliefs about disability: Implication to rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association Journal.
  • Duyile, B. Counselor Educators’ (CES) understanding and awareness of social determinants of health (SDOH) and its implication to students learning and engagement. 2021 AACTE Annual Conference.
  • Duyile, B., and Brookover D. L. Counselor Educators’ Awareness of Social Determinants of Health: Influence on students’ engagements. 2021 VACES Annual Conference.
  • Sammy W., and Duyile, B. (Manuscript in progress). Social Class, Economic Stability, and Social Determinants of Health Understanding and Awareness: Qualitative Analysis of Counselor Educators, and Licensed Professional Counselors.


Bisola E. Duyile is a first-year doctoral student in the counselor education and supervision program at the VCU School of Education. She works as a graduate research assistant with the Department of Teaching and Learning. She received a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Bisola’s research focus is on societal and cultural beliefs about persons with disabilities, and how that impacts counselors and counselor educators. She is also interested in social determinants of health and equity. In the past, she worked as a case manager and graduate counselor for women who have been chronically homeless.

What does the Holmes Scholars program mean to you?

The Holmes Scholars program is a community of individuals with common goals. The Holmes Scholars program provides me with mentorship, support and motivation to thrive as an underrepresented minority. As a result of my involvement in the program, I feel confident that I will build a network and gather the necessary experience needed to provide best practices.

Curriculum Vitae


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