Dr. Betty Boller graduated from the University of Louisville in 1953 and received a B.A. in Humanities (Magna Cum Laude). In 1955, she received her M.Ed. with a Ford Foundation Grant for Liberal Arts majors to enter the field of education. She received her Ed.D in 1960 from Harvard Graduate School of Education in History, Philosophy and Comparative Education. She received the Fellowship Award from 1957-1960. In 1962, she was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in History and Philosophy of Science working with Thomas Kuhn who wrote, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

She taught the History of American Education at Wellesley College in 1959, and taught graduate studies in the Ed.D. program in curriculum and philosophy of education at Harvard Graduate School of Education when she was a teaching fellow.

Her primary interests are in the fields of philosophy, creativity, transpersonal psychology and educational theory and practice.

She taught at the University of Vermont from 1960-1985 where she was promoted to full Professor early in her career. She was appointed Chairperson of the Department of Organizational Studies, Counseling and Foundations in 1972.

In 1970, she founded the University of Vermont Society for Research in Parapsychology. Subsequently, she was faculty advisor for thirty students engaged in independent studies in various areas of international research in parapsychology.

In 1971, she was awarded a National Science Foundation Grant for a summer program for teachers on the teaching of modern mathematics.

In 1975, she was awarded the Kidder Award, at the University of Vermont for outstanding teaching, the first and only woman to receive this award for a period of fifteen years. She taught mathematics, logic science and social studies on Educational Television which was broadcast on the local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV.

During her twenty five years of teaching and research at the University of Vermont, she developed new graduate courses in the fields of Creativity, Transpersonal Psychology, Education of Gifted and Talented Students and Modes of Inquiry in the Social and Natural Sciences. She conducted many local and statewide conferences for educators focusing on new trends in curriculum and educational theory.

Dr. Boller has worked with Dr. Koplewitz in her practice relating the major concepts and constructs in philosophy to the human situation, and exploring the dimensions of meaning as they relate to the lives of women.