About the Author

JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey Ed.D.

JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey, Ed.D., is the executive vice president of development for Kuder, Inc. She has authored and co-authored many journal articles and several books, including a popular textbook for training counselors, Career Interventions in the 21st Century. She has also developed national and international versions of the Career Development Facilitator curriculum, including the versions used to train career development advisors in Japan and in the U.S. national prison system.

Dr. Harris-Bowlsbey has enjoyed a long and varied career in the field of career development, including positions as a high school counselor, director of guidance, university professor, career counselor in a university counseling center, developer of DISCOVER® (a computer-based career planning system), and executive director of the ACT®® Educational Technology Center. She is a past president of the National Career Development Association and recipient of its Eminent Career Award.