Prof. Dr. Carol A. Dahir
Carol Dahir is a professor and former chair of the School Counseling Department at New York Tech, one of 32 institutions of higher education that is involved with the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative, which is focused on supporting underserved and underrepresented students’ access to higher education. Prior to joining the faculty at New York Tech, she worked as a classroom teacher, school counselor, and supervisor of school counseling and pupil personnel services. Dahir is an accomplished presenter and trainer, working extensively, nationally and internationally, with the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive school counseling programs. She served as the project director for the American School Counselor Association’s development of the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the Planning for Life initiative.
For the past 8 years she has facilitated experiential summer programs for school counselors, teachers, and graduate students in cultural competence, both in New York City and in Turkey. Her Fulbright research brought her to Japan where she assisted in bringing Transformed School Counseling to Japanese counselor educators and to Turkey to help develop school counseling standards and comprehensive programs.
She is a past president of the New York State School Counselor Association and has served on the governing boards for the American School Counselor Association and the National Career Development Association. An established author of textbooks and articles, Dahir continues to focus her writing, research, and presentations on comprehensive school counseling programs.
Dahir is the co-author of ASCA’s Sharing the Vision: The National Standards for School Counseling Programs and Vision into Action: Implementing the National Standards. Together with Dr. Carolyn Stone, they have published three editions of The Transformed School Counselor(2006, 2012, 2016) and three editions of School Counselor Accountability: A MEASURE of Student Success (2004, 2007, 2011).