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.

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


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.