Bisola E. Duyile

Secretary, VCU Holmes Scholars Program

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


Headshot of Bisola E. Duyile, VCU Holmes Scholar.Education

  • Ph.D. in Education, Virginia Commonwealth University (May 2023)
  • 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 the lived experiences of persons with 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 unique mental health challenges presented in counseling. My research aims to improve counselor educators' awareness of disabilities as it relates to the mental health counseling curriculum.

Selected Research and Scholarship

  • Duyile, B., Fahnbulleh, S., Boston, Q., & Dunlap, P. (2020). Cultural beliefs about disability: Implication to rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association Journal.
  • Waters, J. M., Gantt, A., Worth, A., Duyile, B. E., Mariotti, D., & Johnson, K. (In press). Motivating factors in teaching counseling students about social determinants of health. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.
  • Mahan L. B., Jones J. Gantt A., Duyile B. E., Cannedy M. (2021, October). SDOH integration in counselor education. Symposium for the 2021 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Brookover, D.L., Duyile, B.E., Jones, J., Robins, L., & Cannedy, M. (2021, October). Accessible, innovative, and ethical: Publicly available online data for sampling and analysis in counselor education. Symposium for the 2021 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Waters J. M., Duyile B.E. (2021, July). We don’t know everything: Motivation, challenges, and experiences teaching and social determinants of health. AADA 2021 conference.
  • Brookover D. L., Duyile B.E., Jones J. (2021, July). Depression symptoms in college students and the relationship to unmet social needs. AADA 2021 conference.
  • Jones J., Duyile B.E. (2021, July). Gerontological counselor identity development: Supporting student engagement in aging practice and research. AADA 2021 conference.
  • Duyile, B. (2021) Counselor Educators’ (CES, February) 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. (2021, February) Counselor Educators’ Awareness of Social Determinants of Health: Influence on students’ engagements. 2021 VACES Annual Conference.

Biography

Bisola E. Duyile is a second-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. She is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in D.C. and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Bisola’s research focus is on the lived experiences of 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 experienced chronic homelessness.

What does the Holmes Scholars Program mean to you?

The Holmes Scholars Program is a community of individuals with common goals. The 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