Timothy P. McMahon, PhD

Timothy P. McMahon, PhD

Timothy P. McMahon, PhD

Associate Professor of Practice
Heider College of Business


  • St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, Visiting professor: 2010-2011

Academic Appointments


  • Marketing and Management


  • Associate Professor of Practice


Tim P. McMahon is an experienced marketing communications executive, He is an accomplished marketer and communicator having founded and managed an award-winning marketing services firm for more than a decade, and serving in top marcom job at a Fortune 100 company. He has led sustainable growth in large-scale multinationals and small businesses alike using effective strategy and cutting edge technology. He has published in the discipline of integrated communication in the highly acclaimed book Reputation Management (Routledge 2007; 2009; 2015) currently in press in Korean and Chinese editions.

He is a lifelong learner and for more than a decade has focused on the challenges of higher education and learning as a consultant and practitioner. After a successful career, he returned to Seton Hall to earn a MA and moved on to Gonzaga University where he earned a PhD in leadership. He has taught at a variety of state and private institutions large and small both online and in classroom. He is an invited lecturer at two univeristues China in 2017 nd 2018.

Further, he has served in key leadership positions leading learning initiatives, advancing experiential learning, and serving as a senior officer in marketing and communication at a national finacnail services firm, at a state university during the transition of a new president, and currently at a national aviation firm where he is establishing a university and guiding culture and leadership development.
McMahon has taught at New York University (MS public relations and corporate communications program), Elon University (public relations and strategic communication), St. Joseph's University Food Marketing Program, and in the Heider College of Business at Creighton University where he currently serves as associate professor of practice.
He is a sought-after consultant in business and higher education serving in developing trustworthy relationships with key constituencies, crisis management communication, brand-building, and organizational performance improvement, culture and leadership development.

Publications and Presentations


  • , 3rd edition, 244-267
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Editing and Reviews


Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Integrated communications, leadership. organizational performance

Current Research Projects

  • Cultivating leadership practices in organizational marketing and communications, including chapters supporting best practices and new perspectives

Awards and Honors

  • Cahill Award for Excellence, Heider College of Business, 2018
  • Pinnacle Award (Student), American Marketing Association (Omaha Chapter), 2017
  • Graduate Faculty Member of the Year, Heider College of Business MBA students, 2016
  • Faculty Member, 2015
  • Consultant, 2014
  • Cahill Award for Excellence, Creighton University Heider College of Business, 2014
  • Cahill Award for Excellence, Creighton University Heider College of Business, 2013
  • Iggy Award for Advising, CU Student Body, 2013
  • Cahill Award for Excellence, Creighton University Heider College of Business, 2012
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Univeristy of Nebraska- Omaha, 2011
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Nebraska - Omaha, 2011