Michael Mandel

Lecturer in Business Communications

Associate Director, Eller Social Innovation

Michael Mandel

McClelland Hall 405V
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational communications
  • Leadership through communication
  • Visual design and effective presentations
  • Professional persona
  • Communicating with technology
  • Management consulting
  • Community, program and resource development
  • Nonprofit governance and management


MBA, The University of Arizona, 2012

BA in Drama, Ithaca College, 2000

Michael Mandel spent most of his professional career working in the nonprofit sector before entering academia. He has served as development director of the Community Food Bank, director of housing services for the Primavera Foundation, vice president of external affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona and communications director of the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault. Mandel launched a consulting practice, Mandel Management Solutions, in 2005. He was named a Tucson “40 Under 40” young professional leader 2005. He transitioned to teaching at the collegiate level in 2013 after completing his MBA in 2012.


  • BCOM 314: Business Communications
  • MGMT 356: Sports Communication
  • MGMT 391: Preceptorship (Project Management)
  • BCOM 510: Communication for Managers
  • BCOM 512: Advanced Strategic Communication

Teaching Interests

  • Professional persona and impression management
  • Interpersonal and team communication
  • Teaching with technology
  • Consulting
  • Technology-mediated communication

Professional Associations

  • Member, Association for Business Communication (ABC)
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma (international honor society for collegiate schools of business)