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ABOUT Margo Vreeburg Izzo


Margo completed her Ph.D. in Special Education, Rehabilitation and Research at The Ohio State University in 1998, and received her Master of Arts from George Washington University in Washington D.C. 

Leadership and Service

Margo is Past President of the Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) within the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).


Margo is a recipient of a Mary E. Switzer Fellowship from the

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

Other Awards
  • Division of Career Development and Transition: Marc Gold

  • Innovative Practices in Transition Award, 2014

  • Ohio State University Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, 2013

  • Division of Career Development and Transition: Oliver P. Kolstoe Award, 2008

  • President’s Award, Division of Career Development and Transition, 2003

Research and Professional Interest

Margo conducts research on evidence-based practices that increase achievement and postsecondary outcomes of students with disabilities and other at-risk populations. She has developed curricula, products and services to increase the effectiveness of secondary and adult service providers to enhance career development, self-determination and employment outcomes of at-risk students. 

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