Staff Bio

Brian T. McMahon, Ph.D., C.R.C., N.C.C., C.C.M.

Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling | (804) 827-0917

Dr. McMahon, a native of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, is a full professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and holds appointments in four schools including the School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

McMahon is a fellow in the American Psychological Association. He served on the national executive council of four professional associations — most recently the American Counseling Association. McMahon is past president of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and a recipient of its Career Research Award.

He is also an NIDRR Distinguished Research Fellow. 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, Dr. 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.