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)
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. & 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). 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.
Finn, D., Getzel, L., Asselin, S. & Reilly, V. (2008). Implementing universal design: Collaborations across the campus. , : .
Getzel, L. & Wehman, P. (2005). Going to College: Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.
Getzel, L. & Briel, L. (2013). Pursuing postsecondary education opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In Wehman, P. & Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young Adults with Disabilities (New 5th Edition) (pp. 363-376). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.
Getzel, L. & Gugerty, J. (2013). Applications for youth with learning disabilities. In Wehman, P. & Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young Adults with Disabilities (New 5th Edition) (pp. 401-417). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.
Briel, L. & Getzel, L. (2009). Postsecondary options for students with autism. In Wehman, P. & Datlow Smith, M. Schall, C. Autism and the Transition to Adulthood: Success beyond the classroom (pp. 189-208). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.
Ms. Getzel has made numerous state and national presentations on issues impacting individuals with disabilities.