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).

Recent Projects/Research

  • College and Career Readiness (high school and middle schools) – College Access Grants
  • Cultural Competence Summer Institute
  • Avatar Technology Applications in Schools
  • Transformed School Counseling – the State of the Profession
  • School Counseling in Turkey – Principals' Perceptions


  • Stone, C. & Dahir, C. (2016). The transformed school counselor (3rd ed.) Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.
  • Dahir, C. Hatch, P., & Tyson, L. (2016). 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. (2016). 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.
  • Stone, C. & Dahir, C. (2011). School counselor accountability: A measure of student success. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Dahir, C., Burnham, J., Stone, C., & Cobb, N. (2010). Principal as partners and counselors as collaborators. NASSP Bulletin, v.94(4), 286-305.

Honors + Awards

  • 2015 and 2013: Fulbright Scholar: Ochanomizu University (Tokyo) and Ege University (Izmir, Turkey)
  • 2014 Life Career Achievement Award, New York State School Counselor Association
  • 2011 Alabama Counseling Association Individual Publication Award. Principals as partners: Counselors as collaborators. Alabama Counseling Association
  • 2009 The Carolyn S. Hewson Award for Exemplary Contributions to Counselor Education, Long Island University
  • 2009 Trailblazer Recognition, National Center for Transforming School Counseling, Education Trust

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • EDCO 600: Introduction to School Counseling
  • EDCO 640: School Counseling Program Development
  • EDCO 671: Postsecondary Opportunities and College Counseling
  • EDCO 680: Cultural Competence
  • EDCO 680: Cultural Competence
  • EDC0 683: Multicultural Counseling in a Global Society
  • EDCO 725: School Violence/Student Behavior Management
  • EDCO 810: Educational Research
  • EDCO 730: Internship (1st semester)
  • EDCO 740: Internship (2nd semester)

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