Carol A. Rentas, PhD, MEd, MT(ASCP) SCCM

Director, Undergraduate MLS Programs and Assistant Professor
The George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences


  • PhD, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (2014)
  • MEd, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2001)
  • BS, University of the State of New York, Biological Sciences (1987)
  • Graduate Certificate, Master Teacher Leadership Development Program, Washington, DC (2015)
  • Certificate, Advanced Medical Laboratory Program, Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, TX (1986)

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Rentas is the program director of several Undergraduate Medical Laboratory Sciences Programs in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at The George Washington University. She has worked as a medical laboratory professional in military and civilian hospitals across the country before moving into education and has more than 15 years of experience in clinical laboratory science and more than 20 years in education. Dr. Rentas has taught or is presently teaching courses in clinical chemistry, laboratory management and operations, hematology, urinalysis and body fluids, and immunohematology. Dr. Rentas' current research include implicit bias in healthcare and the use of sense-making tools to enhance understanding and retention of concepts and facilitate the generation of new knowledge.