Parker Andrew Rhoden ’15

Dr. Parker Andrew Rhoden ’15 Receives 2022 Roaring10 Award

Parker Rhoden of Greer graduated from Clemson in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

After completing a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2017, he earned a Certificate of Residency Training in acute care operations and hospital administration at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, and practiced as a hospital administrator thereafter. After practicing as a hospital administrator at CMC, he then returned to Charleston, where he will be awarded a doctorate of philosophy in health and rehabilitation sciences from MUSC in 2023.

As a doctoral student, Rhoden excelled in both teaching and research. He was nominated for the MUSC College of Health Professions Developing Teacher of the Year Award in 2021, only after teaching three semesters. He was lead author of a peer-reviewed article published by the “Telemedicine and e-Health” journal and delivered eight peer-reviewed conference presentations.

Rhoden served as the health administration faculty advisor for the MUSC CARES Clinic, which provides pro-bono therapy care to uninsured patients in the Charleston area. He was also one of the inaugural members of the MUSC Health Administration Alumni Network, which began in 2017, and has led efforts to create mentorship programs that connect healthcare administration alumni and students, and is currently serving as its president.

He is a current member and former programming chair of the Clemson Young Alumni Council. He has participated in service events to refurbish bicycles for the Charleston community through a young professionals church group known as the Holy City Fellows, and has served the Greer community by participating in landscape revitalization projects sponsored by his church, Southside Baptist.