Brian T. McMahon, Ph.D., C.R.C., N.C.C., C.C.M.
Associate dean of research
Brian T. McMahon, Ph.D., a native of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, is a full professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where he holds appointments in four schools, including the School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
He also serves as the associate dean for research for the VCU College of Health Professions and co-founder of the VCU Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering. McMahon is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and a NIDRR distinguished research fellow.
He holds certifications in counseling, rehabilitation counseling and case management. He served on the executive council of four professional associations, including the American Counseling Association. McMahon is past president of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and a recipient of its Career Research Award.
Other honors include teaching or achievement awards from the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Illinois Institute of Technology.
Currently, McMahon studies workplace discrimination and disability for the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. His previous body of work relates to proprietary rehabilitation, the vocational consequences of head injury and hate crimes toward people with disabilities.