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).


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 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.

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.

Dr. Kenneth Hergenrather and Diona Emmanuel, doctoral candidate in counseling, presented at the Fall 2016 National Rehabilitation Education Conference in Arlington, Virginia. The presentation was titled The Impact of Employment on Women Living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Hergenrather, Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz, and Ms. Emmanuel also presented a poster session at the conference. The poster was titled Exploring the Relationship between Employment Status and Neuropsychological Functioning.