Minority Affairs

Office Of Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Carol McMahon

Carol McMahon, MD
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology

Dr. McMahon works with School of Medicine leadership to promote an academically enriching and culturally supportive environment where all individuals can thrive. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, followed by an M.D. degree from Howard University College of Medicine. She completed an internship in obstetrics and gynecology and a residency in pathology at Howard University, followed by a forensic pathology fellowship at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Washington, D.C. She serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at the USC School of Medicine, where she is very actively involved in teaching pathology to medical students and graduate students. Dr. McMahon has received numerous honors and awards for her teaching and service, including induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, the Dean’s Medal for Distinguished Service, and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. 

“I am committed to devising programs and strategies to achieve the goals of equity and parity. To do so, I will call upon educators, community leaders, clinicians, and interested citizens to help identify and prepare prospective under-represented students for medical school.”

- Carol L. McMahon, M.D.


Carol McMahon

Robert Rhinehart, Ph.D
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Director, Enrollment Services/Registrar

Dr. Rhinehart works with Dr. McMahon and School of Medicine faculty/staff to develop partnerships with other agencies engaged in diversity activities and to enhance our relationships with students and faculty at schools and universities throughout South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree, Master of Education, and Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina. Prior to coming to the School of Medicine in 2013, he worked in Undergraduate Admissions and Career Services at USC and also served as Coordinator of Recruitment/Retention and Registrar for Richland School District One.