Kenneth Hergenrather

Kenneth Hergenrather
Coordinator of the GW Rehabilitation Counseling program, and Co-Director of the GW Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education
Professor, Counseling
(202) 994-1334

Dr. Ken Hergenrather is Full Professor and past Chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Development at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Auburn University in Auburn Alabama. Dr. Hergenrather is the recipient of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) 2008 Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year Award. His primary research area is the employment needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS. He has worked in the field of public health education in the area of HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, and clinical drug trials. He has collaborated with community-based AIDS service organizations and state vocational service agencies to address the employment needs of persons with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Hergenrather is a board member of the National Working Positive Coalition and a member of the Research Working Group. He has been an author on more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, and 125 national presentations, and several international presentations. Dr. Hergenrather served on the boards of for two terms on three national rehabilitation organizations that include the National Rehabilitation Association, The National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, the District of Columbia Rehabilitation Association on which he served two terms as president, and the National Council for Rehabilitation on which is a past president. He has been awarded more than $2 million in Federal grants as a PI. Since 1999 he has served in the capacity of program evaluator on Federal funded grant awards awarded to State VR programs and Federal VR training programs. Dr. Hergenrather serves as Co-Director of the GW Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education.

Publications

Hergenrather, K.C., Emmauel, A. D., & Rhodes, S.D. (in press) Employment as a social determinant of health: Exploring the relationship between neurocognitive function and employment status.

Hergenrather, K. C., Emmanuel, D., Durant, S., & Rhodes, S. D. (2016). Enhancing HIV prevention among young men who have sex with men: A systematic review of HIV behavioral interventions for young gay and bisexual men. AIDS Education & Prevention, 28(3).

Hergenrather, K. C., Zeglin, R., Conyers, L., Misrok, M., & Rhodes, S. D. (2016). Persons living with HIV/AIDS: Employment as a social determinant of health. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 30(1), 4-31

Hergenrather, K. C., Zeglin, R., McGuire-Kuletz, M., & Rhodes, S. D. (2015). Exploring employment as a social determinant of health: A systematic review of longitudinal studies identifying employment trajectories and mental health outcomes. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education 29(3), 261-290.

Hergenrather, K. C., Zeglin, R., McGuire-Kuletz, M., & Rhodes, S. D. (2015). Employment as a social determinant of health: A review of longitudinal studies exploring the relationship between employment status and physical health. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education 29(1), 2-26.

Hergenrather, K. C., Geishecker, S., Clark, G, & Rhodes, S. (2014). Employment as a social determinant of health: An urban partnership’s experience with intervention development and implementation using CBPR. In S. Rhodes (Ed.) Innovations in HIV prevention and practice through community engagement. New York: Springer.

Hergenrather, K. C., Geishecker, S., Clark, G. & Rhodes, S. D. (2013). A pilot test of the HOPE intervention to explore employment and mental health among African American gay men living with HIV/AIDS: Results from a CBPR study. AIDS Education and Prevention, 25(5), 405-422.

Hergenrather, K. C., Haase, E., Zeglin, R., & Rhodes, S. D. (2013). Consumers with major depressive disorder: Factors influencing placement. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 27 (2), 108-123.

Hergenrather, K. C., Froehlich, R. J., McGuire-Kuletz, M., & Zeglin, R. J. (2013). Certified rehabilitation counselor examination preparation Guide (4th ed.). Washington, DC: The Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education; The George Washington University.

Hergenrather, K. C., Haase, E., & Rhodes, S. D. (2013). Consumers with major depressive disorder and employment outcomes: Application of the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Rehabilitation, 79 (1), 19-29.

Rhodes, S. D., McCoy, T. P., Hergenrather, K. C., Vissman, A. T., Wolfson, M., Alonzo, J., Bloom, F. R., Alegría-Ortega, J., & Eng, E. (2012). Prevalence estimates of health risk behaviors of immigrant Latino men who have sex with men. Journal of Rural Health, 28 (1),73-83.

Vissman, A. T., Hergenrather, K. C., Rojas, G., Langdon, S. E., Wilkin, A. M., & Rhodes, S. D. (2011). Applying the theory of planned behavior to explore HAART adherence among HIV-positive immigrant Latinos: Elicitation interview results. Patient Education and Counseling, 85, 454-60.

Hergenrather, K. C., Rhodes, S. D, & Gitlin, D. J. (2011). Consumers with a bipolar disorder: A theory-based approach to explore beliefs impacting job placement. Journal of Rehabilitation, 77 (3), 14-24.

Hergenrather, K. C., Geishecker, S., McGuire-Kuletz, M., Gitlin, D. J., & Rhodes, S. D. (2010). An introduction to community-based participatory research. Rehabilitation Education, 24 (3&4), 225-238.

Rhodes, S. D., Hergenrather, K.C., Vissman, A. T., Stowers J., Davis, A. B., Hannah, A., Alonzo, J., & Marsiglia, F. F. (2010). “Boys must be men, and men must have sex with women: A qualitative CBPR study to explore sexual risk among African American, Latino, and white gay men and MSM. American Journal of Men’s Health, 5(2), 140-151.

In the News

GSEHD faculty, students, and alumni presented at the Fall 2018 National Rehabilitation Education Conference in Arlington, Virginia in October:

  • Dr. Kenneth Hergenrather and Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz presented the session entitled, "Project Educate, Empower and Employ and Targeted Communities 12 States: One Year Follow-Up and Application of Community-Based Participatory Research."
  • Dr. McGuire-Kuletz presented the session "Promoting Youth Transition: Strategies for Increasing Collaboration and Systems Linkages."
  • Dr. McGuire-Kuletz and and GSEHD alumnus Randy Loss (Rehabilitation Counseling program) presented the session, "Translating the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Youth Transition Services: Meet the Technical Assistance Centers."
  • Dr. Hergenrather, Dr. McGuire-Kuletz, and Diona Emmanuel (doctoral candidate in counseling) presented two posters entitled "Enhancing employment outcomes: An introduction and application of Community-based Participatory" and "HIV/AIDS and disability: A Social Ecological Model integration to enhance employment outcomes."

GSEHD alumnus Dr. Robert Zeglin (Ph.D., Counseling) and Dr. Kenneth Hergenrather co-authored the article entitled "Systematic review of the common experiences of caregivers of HIV+ men who have sex with men: Implications for counselors." It is published in the 2018 Journal of Rehabilitation, Volume 84(1).

Dr. Kenneth Hergenrather had two presentations at the 2018 National Rehabilitation Education Conference in Anaheim, California: 1) plenary session entitled: U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration federal grant award Project Educate, Empower, and Employ: Applications of Community-based Participatory Research among 12 Targeted Poverty and Disability Communities in the U.S. and 2) concurrent session entitled: Social Determinants of Health: Addressing Inequities through Informed Rehabilitation Research and Practice.

Dr. Kenneth Hergenrather has been appointed for a two-year term to serve as a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation. The members of this committee are appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and the Committee reports directly to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Kenneth Hergenrather, Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz, and Diona Emmanuel, doctoral candidate in counseling, presented a pre-conference training at the Fall 2017 National Rehabilitation Education Conference in Arlington, Virginia. The presentation was titled Community-based Participatory Research: Applications for Enhancing Employment Outcomes. Dr. Hergenrather, Dr. McGuire-Kuletz, and Ms. Emmanuel also presented a poster session at the conference. The poster was titled Men and Masculinity: Enhancing Counseling Outcomes for Male Clients.