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Research Committee

The research committee has active subcommittees that address the following topics:

  1. NLTS2 Community of Practice
  2. Transition framework
  3. Research to Practice
  4. Personnel Prep
  5. Postsecondary education
  6. Secondary transition fidelity measure
  7. Mental health/other systems collaboration
  8. Early career scholars and graduate students,
  9. Career and Technical Education and Transition collaboration

Please join us the first Tuesday of the month at 1pm (PST)/4 pm (EST). Our meetings in spring will take place on:
July 6th from 4-5 pm (Eastern)
(same zoom link as the one listed on the website)
August 3rd from 4-5 pm (Eastern)

Join Zoom Meeting… Meeting ID: 974 8262 5773 Passcode: 534744

If you are a practitioner and cannot make the meetings but want to stay involved please email Elisabeth Kutscher ( ).


Elisabeth Kutscher, Ph.D., Chairperson

Elisabeth Kutscher, Ph.D.


Elisabeth Kutscher, Ph.D. is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor with George Washington University's Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services program. However, it was through her work as a special education teacher and assistant principal in New York City that Elisabeth began to understand both the challenges and potential of preparing students to pursue their goals after high school. Although relatively new to DCDT, she has served on both the Research and Publications Committees. Prior to becoming the Research Committee Chair, Dr. Kutscher lead a subcommittee focused on writing development and outreach that offered DCDT members opportunities to connect and develop their writing skills. That team included a practitioner, doctoral students, and early career faculty, and the work was driven by the need for meaningful, practical, relevant publications that make research accessible to transition professionals. As Research Committee Chair, Dr. Kutscher is excited to work together with the Publications Committee Chair, the entire DCDT leadership team, and you - DCDT members - to prioritize our work, develop new initiatives, and promote the mission of DCDT to improve the quality of transition services for youth with disabilities.

Last Updated:  16 March, 2021

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