Kevin Cassell

Lecturer, Business Communications

McClelland Hall 405Q
1130 East Helen Street 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108 

Areas of Expertise

Professional scientific and technical writing
Cross-cultural communication
Presentation design and delivery
Impression management
Rhetorical theory and praxis
Learner Experience Design
Course-based business simulations

Kevin Cassell has worked in higher education for more than 35 years. Before joining Eller’s Business Communication faculty in Fall 2023, he was a Senior Lecturer in UA’s English Department where he taught foundations writing, business writing, technical writing, and professional editing. Since the 1990s, he has designed and instructed professional communication courses at several institutions, including SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, Michigan Technological University, University of New Mexico, Northeastern University, and Inlingua International Language Center. He is certified in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and has taught in schools in Japan, Fiji, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. His administrative work includes program coordination and assessment, curriculum design, teacher training, and university governance. He has delivered more than 30 conference presentations, held editorial posts for academic journals, published a chapter in a college writing textbook, and served as a communications consultant in the private sector. In his free time, he likes swimming, biking, taking road trips, and playing rock/pop piano. His website is


  • United University Professions Development Award, 2016, SUNY-Alfred
  • School of Arts & Sciences Teaching and Learning Grant, 2015, SUNY-Alfred
  • Alfred State College Teacher/Scholar Program Recipient, Fall 2014, SUNY-Alfred
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Michigan Tech, 2014
  • Exceptional Leadership in Governance, Michigan Tech, 2014
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Humanities Education and Research Association, 2014


  • B.A. English, University of Maine at Fort Kent, 1986
  • M.A. English, Northeastern University, 1989
  • TEFL Certification, Maximo Nivel Executive Language School—Costa Rica, 2007
  • Ph.D Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University, 2014