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Matthew Bogenschutz, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Email: mdbogenschut@vcu.edu

Phone: (804) 828-2863

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Minnesota

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

M.S.W., University of Minnesota

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Matthew Bogenschutz’s research centers on the policies and practices that support community living for people with disabilities, with a particular focus on workforce development for direct support professionals, social inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and the effects of policy change on outcomes for individuals with disabilities. His current work, federally funded through the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, integrates data on support needs, Medicaid expenditures and personal outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop a picture of how program costs translate to life outcomes for people in this population. Much of his current research is conducted in collaboration with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Bogenschutz specializes in courses on social welfare policy. In addition to his work in the classroom, he engages students in policy advocacy experiences, including the VCU School of Social Work Federal Policy Fellows Program and the Social Work Lobby Day at the Virginia General Assembly. In addition, Bogenschutz serves as the social work core faculty for the Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program, which brings together students and faculty from 13 disciplines across VCU.

Bogenschutz had over 10 years of experience in the field, managing residential facilities for individuals with disabilities and as a mental health clinician.


Recent and current funded projects

Social Work Core Faculty on Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (LEND). Interprofessional education on neurodevelopmental disabilities, most notably autism. Funded by Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Investigator on Virginia Costs and Outcomes Study for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Combines state Medicaid expenditure data with consumer outcome data to investigate the relationship between expenditures and outcomes in IDD services.

Funded by Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (pass-through via Association of University Centers on Disabilities).


Notable awards, honors and appointments

  • 2015 Council on Social Work Education, Disability Manuscript Award

  • Co-chair, Council on Disabilities and Persons with Disabilities, Council on Social Work Education

Selected publications

Dinora, P., & Bogenschutz, M. (in press). Narratives on the factors that influence family decision making for young children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Early Intervention. 

Bogenschutz, M., Im, H., & Liang, A. (2016). Ecological model of a good life for people with disabilities in Vietnam. Global Social Welfare, 3(4), 243-254. 

Bogenschutz, M., Amado, A., Smith, C., Carter, E., Copeland, M., Dattilo, J., & Walker, P. (2015). National research goals for social inclusion of people with IDD. Inclusion, 3(4), 211-218.

[LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-3.4.211]

Bogenschutz, M., Nord, D., & Hewitt, A. (2015). Competency-based training and worker turnover in community supports for people with IDD: Results from a group randomized controlled study. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 53(3), 182-195.