Senior Lecturer Emerita

Holly-Lynn Busier taught courses on Race and Racism in the United States, The Social Construction of Disability, and The Pursuit of Knowledge. She taught and conducted research at UVM since 1996.  Prior to her role at UVM, Dr. Busier taught Latin, English, and History in Vermont schools.  Her research interests include qualitative research methods, world history and teacher education, and eating disorders.


Eagan, H., & Busier, H. (2018). Two white women teaching a race and racism course? New England Educational Research Organization Annual Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Busier, H. (2009). World history in teacher education programs. New England Historical Association Fall Conference, Burlington, VT.

Busier, H. (2000). Educated in hunger: The role schools play in the development and/or maintenance of anorexia nervosa in some females. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Clark/Keefe, K.A., & Busier, H. (2000). Writing pilot project: A qualitative assessment of student and faculty interviews. College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Vermont.

Awards and Recognition

Nominated for the Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

Inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, Honor Society in History - 2010

Inducted into Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences Honor Society - 2008 

Received the John Dewey Award for Excellence in Teaching. College of Education and Social Services, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont - 2007

Inducted into Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education - 2004

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Department of Education, The University  of Vermont - 1996-1997

Dean’s List, College of Education and Social Services, The University of Vermont - 1978

Academic Fellow, College of Education and Social Services, The University of Vermont - 1977-1978

Associations and Affiliations

American Historical Association (AHA), Northeast Regional World History Association (NERWHA), The World History Association (WHA)

Holly Busier

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Disability studies, intersectionality and social justice issues
  • Epistemology
  • Social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education


  • Ed.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Vermont


  • 802-656-3833

Courses Taught

Exploring Eating Disorders; Honors College Thesis Research; Issues Affecting Persons with Disabilities; Pursuit of Knowledge; Race and Racism in the U.S.; Social Construction of Disability; Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education