Paul Melendez

Assistant Department Head, Management and Organizations

Professor of Practice in Management and Organizations

Founder, Center for Leadership Ethics

Paul Melendez

McClelland Hall 405W
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. As a professor of practice, he teaches courses in business ethics, international management, organizational behavior, human resources and innovation. He has led academic programs to emerging economies in South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He consults for clients around the world on ethical decision making, transformational leadership and innovation. As assistant department head, he is primarily responsible for the undergraduate and MBA program curriculum and overseeing teaching assignments for management courses. As founder of the Center for Leadership Ethics, he leads efforts to improve organizational ethics through cutting-edge research, education and outreach programs. Melendez was previously on the faculty of the School of Public Administration and Policy and has also served as assistant dean for Eller Executive Education. Melendez is the author of the textbook Moral Problems in Management: An Objective Model of Analysis, published in 2019.


  • 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