Elizabeth Getzel

Elizabeth Getzel, M.A.

Director of VCU-RRTC on Employment of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities


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Elizabeth Evans Getzel, M.A. has been a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University for over 30 years. She is the Director of the Center on Transition Innovations (CTI) and has extensive experience directing and conducting research and demonstration projects on supported education for college students with disabilities; transition of youth with disabilities to postsecondary education or employment; collaborative career planning for college students with autism; and postsecondary education supports for veterans with disabilities. Ms. Getzel serves on several journal review boards as a member or reviewer, and has published widely on transition, career development, postsecondary education, and employment. She is the co-editor of the book: Going to College: Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities.



Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals



Getzel, L. & Briel, L. (2014). In their own words: The career planning experiences of college students with ASD. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 40(3), 195-202.

Getzel, L. (2014). United States Congress, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Introductory remarks. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 40(3), 183-184.

Getzel, L. (2014). Fostering self-determination in higher education: Identifying evidence-based practices. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 27(4), 381-386.

Getzel, L. (2008). Addressing the persistence and retention of students with disabilities in higher education: Incorporating key strategies and supports on campus. Exceptionality: A Special Education Journal, 16(4), 207-219.

Getzel, L. & Thoma, C. (2008). Experiences of college students with disabilities and the importance of self-determination in higher education settings. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 31(2), 77-84.

Finn, D., Getzel, L. & McManus, S. (2008). Adapting the self-determined learning model of instruction for college students with disabilities. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 31(2), 85-93.