Maureen McGuire-Kuletz

Maureen McGuire-Kuletz
Associate Professor, Counseling
(202) 994-9428

Dr. McGuire-Kuletz has been awarded $8,000,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration.

Dr. McGuire-Kuletz has authored more than 20 peer reviewed articles, co-authored one book chapter, and presented more than 40 peer-reviewed national/international presentations.

She is currently President of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), past-President of the National Association of Vocational Evaluators and Work Adjustment Specialists, and past-President of the Virginia Rehabilitation Association.

Dr. McGuire-Kuletz holds a Secretarial appointment to the US Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee of Rehabilitation and Employment Services.

Dr. McGuire-Kuletz is currently the Director of the Institute on Rehabilitation Issues, and has been since 2008.

Ed.D., The George Washington University, M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A., George Mason University


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., McGuire-Kuletz, M. Beveridge, S., Gitlin, D. J., & Barone, C. (2011). Young adulthood and human development: Applications for persons with disabilities. In A. Sales (Ed.), Human growth development considerations for rehabilitation counselors. Linn Creek, MO: Aspen Professional Services.

In the News

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.

GSEHD alumnus Dr. Robert Froehlich (Ed.D., counseling) from the GW Center on Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education was an invited pre-conference speaker at the 2017 Virginia Collaborations Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. His presentation was entitled: Ethics: 2017 CRCC Code Updates & The Ethics of Outcomes Measurement and Return on Investment. He and Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz spoke on a panel during the conference on Virginia Career Pathways: A Collaboration Model.

Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz has been appointed to the American Counseling Association Public Policy and Legislative Committee for a 3 year term effective July 1, 2017.

Dr. Kenneth Hergenrather (first author), counseling doctoral student Diona Emmanuel (second author), and Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz (third author), in collaboration with Dr. Scott Rhodes (fourth author) at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, had a manuscript accepted for publication. The manuscript, titled "Employment as a social determinant of health: Exploring the relationship between neurocognitive function and employment status," will be published in Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education.

Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz presented on a panel at the 2017 NARRTC National Conference (formerly known as the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers), with representatives from other Department of Education Technical Assistance Centers, on services to students with disabilities. In addition, Dr. McGuire-Kuletz presented in early April at the National Coalition of State Rehabilitation Councils about updated research from the VR Return on Investment grant.