Carol Dahir

Carol DahirProfessor and Department Chair, School Counseling

Appointed in 2001

Recent Courses Taught

  • Introduction to School Counseling
  • Research, Assessment, and Technology
  • School Counseling Program Development
  • Counseling and Cultural Competence in a Global Society
  • Multiculturalism and Counseling in a Globel Context
  • School Violence Prevention/Student Behavior Management
  • Internship Seminar

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Dahir consults extensively with state departments of education, school systems, school counselor associations, and national and international organizations on developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive school counseling programs.  She is a past president of the New York State School Counselor Association, served on the governing boards for the American School Counselor Association and the National Career Development Association, and also as the project director for both the American School Counselor Association’s National Standards development and Planning for Life.  Her research, publishing, and presentation agenda includes:  school counselor accountability, comprehensive school counseling programs, principal-counselor relationships, social justice and equity, cultural competence, and continuous improvement for school counselors.

Academic Degrees

  • Ed.D.  Hoftsra University, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Dissertation:  Supporting A Nation of Learners: The Development of the National Standards for School Counseling Programs
  • P.D.  CW Post Long Island University:  Educational Administration; Counseling and Guidance.
  • M.A., B.A., SUNY Stony Brook, Social Sciences and Elementary Education.

Professional Experiences

  • Professor, School Counseling,  NYIT,  2001-Present
  • Adjunct Instructor, Hoftsra University
  • Director of Pupil Personnel Services   1994 – 2001  (Hicksville UFSD, Nassau BOCES)
  • District Director of School Counseling and Guidance  1988 – 1994 Middle Country School District, North Babylon UFSD, Sewanhaka UFSD
  • School Counselor, 1977-1987

International Projects

  • Fulbright Scholar: Ege University, June 2014, Izmir, Turkey
  • Fulbright Scholar: Ochanomizu University, March 2010 and August 2011, Tokyo,Japan
  • Cultural Competency: Bogazici University, Ege University, Haccetepe University, and Fatih University. Turkey summers: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014
  • Philippine’s School Counseling and Guidance Circle: Developmmet of thePhilippine National Standards and National Model,   2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Manila, Philippines

Selected Publications

Text Books

Dahir, C. & Stone, C. (2012).  The transformed school counselor.  2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Cengage

Stone, C. & Dahir, C. (2011). School counselor accountability: A measure of student success.  3nd ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

Dahir, C., Sheldon, C, & Valiga, M. (1998). Vision into action: Implementing the national standards for school counseling programs. American School Counselor Association: Alexandria, VA.

Dahir, C. & Campbell, C. (1997). Sharing the vision: The national standards for school counseling program., American School Counselor Association: Alexandria, VA..

 

Journal Publications

Schenck, P., Anctil, T.,  Klose Smith, C, & Dahir, C. (2011). Coming full circle: Reoccurring career development trends in schools.Career Development Quarterly.

Anctil,T.,  Klose Smith,  C., Schenck, P. & Dahir, C. (2011). Professional school counselors’ career development practices and continuing education needs. Career Development Quarterly.

Dahir, C. & Stone, C. (2011).   Principal as partners and counselors as  collaborators. National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin.

Dahir, C. & Stone, C. (2010).  The economic and social implications of closing the achievement gap. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, v 6., p. 219 – 231.

Dahir, C., Burnham, J., Stone, C. (2009). Listen to the voices: School counselors and comprehensive school counseling programs. Professional School Counseling. v.12, 182-192.

Dahir, C. (2009).  Where lies the future?  Editor, Special Section on School Counseling, Journal of Counseling and Development, v. 87. 3-5.

Dahir, C. & Stone, C. (2009). School counselor accountability: The path to social justice and systemic change. Journal of Counseling and Development. v. 87. 12-20.

Burnham, J., Dahir, C., Stone, C. & Hooper, L.  (2008). An examination of the psychometric properties of the assessment of school counselor needs for professional development. Research in the Schools.  V. 15, 51-63.

Chandler, J., Burnham, J., & Dahir, C. (2008). Counseling versus non-counseling duties: Examining the past and present in school counseling. Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 34, 1. 44-59.

Burnham, J., Dahir, C., Stone, C (2008). A snapshot in time: 1,244 school counselors speak out about the Alabama state plan. Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 34, 1. 5-15

Dahir, C. & Stone, C. (2005). School counselor accountability: leaving no school counselor behind.  New York State School Counselor Journal, 1, (1), 13-20.

Dahir, C. (2004). Supporting a nation of learners: The role of school counseling in educational reform.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 82, (3), 344-353.

Dahir, C. & Stone, C. (2004). No school counselor left behind. VISTAS – Perspectives on counseling 2004. American Counseling Association and CAPSpress: Greensboro, NC.

Dahir, C. & Stone, C. (2003). Accountability: A  m.e.a.s.u.r.e. of the impact school counselors have on student achievement, Professional School Counseling, v6, p. 214-221.

Dahir, C. & Stone, C. (2003). Measuring success: School counselor accountability. Georgia School Counselor Association Journal. Atlanta:GA

Dahir, C. (2001). The national standards for school counseling programs: Development and implementation  Professional School Counseling, 4 (5), pp. 320-327.

Dahir, C. (2000). The national standards for school counseling programs: A partnership in preparing students for the new millennium. National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin.

 

Current Editorial Board Appointments

Associate Editor: National Career Development Association. Career Developments. K-12 section. Term of appointment:  2008-2016.

Editorial Board: Association of Multicultural Counseling. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. Term of appointment: 2012 - 2016.

Editorial Board: National Career Development Association. Career Developments Quarterly. Term of appointment: 2010 – 2016.

 

Selected Book Chapters

Dahir, C. Hatch, P., & Tyson, L. (in press, 2015). The ASCA national standards and the ASCA national model. In B. T. Erford (Ed.), Professional school counseling: A handbook of theories, programs, and practices (3rd Ed).  Austin, TX: Pro-Ed. 

Stone, C. & Dahir, C. (in press, 2015).  Data driven school counseling.  In  B. T. Erford (Ed.), Professional school counseling: A handbook of theories, programs, and practices (3rd Ed).    Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Shea, M., Dahir, C. & Stone, C. (in press, 2014).  Assessment, evaluation and plans.  In B. A. Trolley and V. A. McGinley, School Counselor Preparation:  Working with Students with Disabilities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Dahir, C., Shea, M, Perepiczka, M. (2014). School counseling and STEM: Raising student awareness and expectations in S.L. Green (Ed) STEM Education: How to Train 21st Century Teachers. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers

Dahir, C. (2014). The big picture: Comprehensive school counseling, core curriculum, and program mapping. In J. Delucia-Waack,(ed). School Counselors Share Their favorite Group Activities. Association for Specialist in Group Work. Alexandria, VA: Author

 

Selected Recent Presentations

Dahir, C. & Donnellan, B. (September, 2014). Transitioning School Counselors to the World of Effectiveness,  Evidence, and  Evaluation. North Atlantic Region Association of Counselor & Educators and Supervisors. Providence, RI.

Dahir, C. (June,2014). Advancing awareness with avatars: Using virtual characters to combat bullying in schools.  Annual Meeting of the American School Counselor Association.  Orlando: FL

Dahir, C. (June, 2014). Planning our future: College and career ready in middle school. Annual Meeting of the National Career Development Association. Long Beach: CA.

Dahir, C. & Kim, Y. (2014). Advancing awareness with avatars: Using virtual characters to combat bullying in schools.  Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.   Philadelphia: PA

Dahir, C. (January, 2014) Evidence, Evaluation, and All of the Elements of Good Practice. 2nd Annual Evidence Based Conference for School Counselors. METS Center, Northern Kentucky University, Covington, KY

Dahir, C. (November, 2013) Evidence, Evaluation, and Accountability. New York State School Counselor Association Annual Conference. Syracuse, NY

Dahir, C., Nesbitt-Perez, S. (November, 2013). Middle school kids go to college. New York State School Counselor Association Annual Conference

Stone, C. & Dahir, C. (October, 2013). Use of Reflective Journaling in Educator Preparation 4th World Conference on Learning, Teaching, and Leadership. Barcelona: Spain.

Dahir, C., Nesbitt-Perez, S., Usher, S. & McCullough, J. (October, 2013). We’re Going to College. College Board National Forum. New York: NY

Dahir, C. (October, 2013).   Increasing School Counselors' Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity to Diversity.  Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Denver: CO.

Dahir, C. (October, 2013). Evidence, Evaluation, and Accountability.  Guidance EXPO White Plains: NY.

Dahir, C. (Dahir, C. & Johnson, Y. (June, 2013) Evidence based practice. Annual Meeting of the American School Counselor Association.  Philadelphia: PA

Dahir, C. & Bagwell, L. (June, 2013) Connecting the Dots: Evidence based evaluation. Annual Meeting of the American School Counselor Association.  Philadelphia: PA

Dahir, C. (June, 2013). Culturally Competent School Counselors. Association for Humanistic Counseling, New York, NY.

Dahir, C. (April, 2013).  Counselor-principal collaboration. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  San Francisco: CA.

Dahir, C. (March, 2013)  Evidence-based practice. United Federation of Teachers Annual Counselor Conference. New York

Dahir, C. (February, 2013). Counselor-principal collaboration:  Effectiveness and evaluation. Evidence Based Conference. Covington, KY.

 
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