Michael Mandel

Lecturer, Business Communications
Associate Director, Eller Social Innovation


BA in Drama, Ithaca College, 2000
MBA (Executive Program), The University of Arizona, 2012

Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit governance and management
  • Management consulting 
  • Organizational communications
  • Community and program development


BCOM 314 Business Communications: Consulting, Corporate, and Pilot Tracks; Global and Online Cohorts
MGMT 391: Preceptorship (Project Management)
BCOM 510: Communication for Managers
BCOM 512: Advanced Business Communication

Teaching Interests

Impression management
Interpersonal and team communication


Michael Mandel has spent most of his professional career working in the non-profit sector as both a paid staff member and a consultant.  As a paid employee, he has served as Development Director of the Community Food Bank (a senior management role), Director of Housing Services for the Primavera Foundation, Vice President of External Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona (a senior management role), and Communications Director of the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault.  Michael launched a consulting practice, Mandel Management Solutions, in 2005. A Tucson resident since 2002, Michael was named one of the first (and youngest) Tucson “40 Under 40” young professional leaders in 2005 and has since won several other local awards for community service and advocacy.  As a volunteer on local boards of directors, he has served as chair of the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission and as vice president of SAMHC (Southern Arizona Mental Health Corporation, now Pasadera Behavioral Health Services).

Professional Associations

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