Maureen McGuire-Kuletz

Maureen McGuire-Kuletz
Coordinator of the GW online Rehabilitation Counseling program, and Co-Director of the GW Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education
Associate Professor, Counseling
(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.

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 and Melissa Diehl from the GW Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education were invited speakers at the Maryland Rehabilitation Association Pre-Conference Session in Baltimore, Maryland. Over 300 counselors, educators and contractors were updated on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations pertaining to transition and pre-employment services for students with disabilities.