Maureen McGuire-Kuletz

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

Dr. McGuire-Kuletz has been awarded $9,000,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration, National Institute on Disability and Independent Living Research, and other funders.

Dr. McGuire-Kuletz has authored more than 20 peer reviewed articles, co-authored one book chapter, and presented more than 50 peer-reviewed national/international presentations.

She is currently on the Board of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA), the American Counseling Association Public Policy & Legislation Committee, the Board of the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), Past-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 (VRA). In addition, she held a Secretarial appointment to the US Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee of Rehabilitation and Employment Services for over 6 years.

Dr. McGuire-Kuletz is currently the Co-Director of the Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education (GW-CRCRE).

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

Publications

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).

In the News

Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz was an invited speaker at the Maryland Rehabilitation Association (MRA) Bi-Annual meeting in Baltimore on February 15, 2019. She discussed her recent research on ethical considerations for data usage among human service professionals.

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."

Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz has been elected for a 2 year term to the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) Board of Directors. Her term starts July 1, 2018.

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.