Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz

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Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz

Associate Professor, Counseling

School: Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Department: Counseling and Human Development


Office Phone: (202) 994-9428

Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz is an Associate Professor and in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is the Co-Director for GW Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education (CRCRE). Dr. McGuire-Kuletz has over 36 years of combined experience as an educator at the university level and a manager in the public vocational rehabilitation program. The CRCRE also supports several long-term training grants from the US Department of Education in rehabilitation counseling research grants in partnership with other universities and agencies focused on return on investment for vocational rehabilitation, underserved low-income populations of persons with disabilities and technical assistance project for state vocational rehabilitation agencies on WIOA implementation. Research topics include effective transition to higher education practices for transiting youth, ethics for counselors and employment and employment barriers experienced by persons with disabilities. Dr. McGuire-Kuletz has over 30 years of direct counseling and administrative experience in addition to teaching experience. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and has served on numerous boards and commissions including the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, the National Rehabilitation Association, American Counseling Rehabilitation Association, the US Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, the Virginia Rehabilitation Association and the National Association of Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Personnel. She has presented at numerous national conferences and written a number of referred journal articles and book chapters.

Ed.D., The George Washington University

M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University

B.A., George Mason University

  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Grants Management
  • Securing Federal Funding
  • Grant Writing
  • Fiscal Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Administration

Garcia, J., Zeglin, R., Matray, S., Froehlich, R., Marable, R. & McGuire-Kuletz, M. An Analysis of the Use and Policies Regarding Social Media Use as a Work Tool in Public Rehabilitation. Journal of the National Council of Rehabilitation Education Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, May 2016.

Hergenrather, K., Zeglin, R. McGuire-Kuletz, M. & Rhodes, S. Employment as a Social Determinant of Health: A Review of Longitudinal Studies Exploring the Relationship Between Employment Status and Mental Health. Journal of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, September 2015

McGuire-Kuletz, M., Otto, B. & Diehl, M. (2015). Understanding the Affordable Care Act: A Toolkit for VR Counselors (Institute on Rehabilitation Issues Monograph No. 37). Washington, DC: The George Washington University Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education (GW-CRCRE).

  • March 2024 - Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz has been offered an affiliate faculty appointment with The Global Food Institute (GFI). This newly-chartered institute was founded in 2023 by GW and renowned chef and restauranteur, humanitarian and long-time GW instructor, José Andrés. The GFI seeks to advance global food policy and address the world’s most urgent problems by understanding and leveraging the power of food.