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

The counseling faculty and doctoral students had several presentations at the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association Conference in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz presented a pre-conference session on CRC Code of Ethics: Proposed Changes and a breakout presentation with Dr. Robert Froehlich on VR-ROI: What is it and Why is it Important? Dr. Froehlich offered a pre-conference session on Ethics and Leadership. Dr.

Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz was invited to present a pre-conference session at the 2016 Pennsylvania Community on Transition Conference on WIOA: Implications for Transition Age Youth. Over 300 professionals attended the half-day session.

Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz was an invited speaker at the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Counselors (NAMRC) Conference in New Orleans. She presented WIOA: Implementation Considerations for Rehabilitation Counselors.

Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz, Melissa Diehl and Christine Johnson from GSEHD's Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education spoke on three panels and during a poster session at the Capacity Building Institute on Transition sponsored by the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition. Attendees from across the country focused on implementing evidence-based practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in post-secondary education and employment.

Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz was an invited speaker at the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation's (CANAR) Conference which was held in Baltimore, Maryland. She spoke on Ethical Considerations for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors serving Native Americans.