Paul Melendez

Professor of Practice in Management and Organizations

Founder, Center for Leadership Ethics

Paul Melendez

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational ethics
  • International business
  • Innovative thinking


EdD, The University of Arizona

Paul Melendez has been with the Eller College of Management since 1996. He earned his doctorate from The University of Arizona with a specialization in privatization. His areas of expertise are organizational ethics, international business and innovative thinking. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Arizona School of Public Administration and Policy where he taught courses in public policy, public management and the analysis of data for decision-making. He also served as assistant dean for Eller Executive Education where he successfully helped launch a nonprofit, demand-driven consulting wing for the Eller College. 


  • MGMT 202 Ethical Issues in Business
  • MGMT 435/535 International Management
  • MGMT 475 Tactical and Strategic Innovation


  • Undergraduate Faculty Member of the Year
  • Department of Management and Organizations, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • Eller College of Management, Neville Cramer Faculty Award
  • Dean's Undergraduate Course Innovation Grant
  • The University of Arizona, Team Award for Excellence