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Research Committee

The Research Committee is committed to promoting rigorous, meaningful research that investigates issues related to the career development and transition of individuals with disabilities. The committee is guided by priorities to: 

  • Bridge the gap: make transition research accessible to practitioners
  • Support rigorous research in transition
    • Connect practitioners with researchers
    • Connect researchers with researchers
    • Develop research skills in students and early career researchers

Please join us the first Tuesday of the month at 1pm (PST)/4 pm (EST). Our meetings in spring will take place on:

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

Elisabeth Kutscher, Ed.D., Chairperson

Elisabeth Kutscher, Ph.D.


Elisabeth Kutscher, Ed.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. As Research Committee Chair, Dr. Kutscher is excited to work together with you to prioritize DCDT’s work, develop new initiatives, and promote the mission of DCDT to improve the quality of transition services for youth with disabilities.

Last Updated:  29 July, 2021

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