Staff Bio

Elizabeth Getzel, M.A.

Director of VCU-RRTC on Employment of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities | 804-827-0748

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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



Fowler, C.H., Getzel, E.E., & Lombardi, A. (2018, Winter). Facilitating college supports to ensure student success. New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education, 2018(160), 101-112.

Walker, Z., Getzel, E.E., Dukes, L.L., & Madaus, J.W. (2018). Planning for a success transition to college. In J. Madaus, M. Grigal, L. Dukes & D. Hart (Eds.). Navigating transition from high school to college for students with disabilities (pp.53-82). New York: Routledge.

Getzel, E.E., Averill, J., Holland, L. & St.John, K. (in press). College and career readiness. In P. Wehman & J. Kregel (Eds.). Functional curriculum for elementary and secondary students with special needs. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Averill, J. & Getzel, E.E. (in press). Planing for the future: One student at a time. In P. Wehman (Ed.). Essentials of transition planning. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Groah, C., Getzel, E.E., Russell, C., Rachel, C., Graham, C., & Walker, A. (2017).  Perceptions of GI Bill recipients with disabilities of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as a viable career choice.  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 47(1), 109-117.

Getzel, E.E. (2015). Fostering self-determination in higher education: Identifying evidence-based practices. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 27(4), 381-386.

Finn, D.E.; Getzel, E.E.; Asselin, S.B.; & Reilly, V. (2015). Implementing universal design: Collaborations across the campus. In S. Burgsthaler, & R. Cory (Eds.). Universal design of postsecondary education: From principles to practice (pp. 255-265). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education.