Tracy Nichols Busch

Tracy BushAssociate Professor of History

Phone: (231) 591-5846
Email: [email protected]
Office: ASC 2081


Ph.D., Georgetown University (2003)
B.A., Vassar College (1991)

Classes Taught

  • Rise of the Russian Empire
  • 20th Century Russia
  • Contemporary Europe
  • Modern Imperialism
  • Modern East Asia
  • World History to 1400
  • World History since 1400
  • The Craft of History
  • History Capstone
  • Women in Activism: Global Perspectives
  • U.S. History to 1877
  • U.S. History, 1877 to the Present


Dr. Tracy Nichols Busch has published several articles on mobility and identity in the Soviet interwar period. In addition to serving on the editorial board of Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies, she has published articles in The Russian Review, Canadian-American Slavic Studies and the Journal of Transport History.

During her eight years at Ferris State, she has taught a wide variety of classes and has been actively engaged with globalization and diversity initiatives on campus. Since returning from a Faculty Research Grant to Russia 2013, she began work on a book tentatively titled "Stalin's Roads: Building Socialism in the Soviet Interwar Period." While in Arkhangelsk in 2013, she initiated a partnership with the Northern Arctic Federal University (NArFU), where a recent Ferris graduate, Richard Byington, is pursuing his master's degree.