Staff Bio

Elizabeth Getzel, M.A.

Director- Center for Transition Innovations | 804-827-0748

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Elizabeth Evans Getzel is the Director of Postsecondary Education Initiatives at VCU-RRTC which focuses on education and employment needs of individuals with disabilities.

Elizabeth Getzel, M.A., has extensive experience conducting research, evaluation, and training in the areas of transition planning for secondary students with disabilities, postsecondary education for students with disabilities, and career planning/employment for individuals with disabilities.  She currently directs projects on supported education in postsecondary education; collaborative career planning for college students with autism; faculty professional development focusing on universal design principles; supported education for veterans with TBI, SCI, and TBI/SCI; and Virginia’s Indicators #13 and #14.

She has authored or co-authored journal articles and book chapters on transition, career development, postsecondary education, and employment and is the co-editor of the book Going to College: Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities.



Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (Editorial Board)

Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (Editorial Board)

The Journal Vocational Special Needs Education (Editorial Board)





Ms. Getzel has made numerous state and national presentations on issues impacting individuals with disabilities.