Chrisann Schiro-Geist received her doctorate from Nothwestern University in Counselong Psychology and has been a faculty member and administrator at thre universities in the USA, the Illinois Institute of Technolgy in Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Memphis. She is a full professor of Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling and is the Director of the University of Memphis Institute on Disability.