Timothy P. McMahon, PhD
Timothy P. McMahon, PhD

Timothy P. McMahon, PhD

Associate Professor of Practice
Heider College of Business

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Marketing and Management

Position

  • Associate Professor of Practice

Biography


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 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, recently spending a month lecturing and touring China. 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 Midwest state university during the transition of a new president.
 
McMahon has taught at New York University (MS public relations and corporate communications program), Elon University (public relations and strategic communication), 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.
 

Education

  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. Ph.D. (2009)
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. Master of Arts (2005)
  • University f Nebraska - Omaha, NE, Bachelor of General Studies (1977)

Certifications

FEMA Emergency Management Certification (2010)

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Chapter on Integrated Communication in Reputation Management: The key to successful rocporate and organizational communication  - Chinese and Korean editions, by John Doorley and Helio Fred Garcia., Routledge, 3rd edition, 244-267, 2015
  • McMahon, T.P., Integrated Communication, in F.H. Garcia and J. Doorley, (Eds.), Reputation Management: The key to successful corporate and organizational communication, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge., Routledge, 258-277, 2010
  • McMahon, T.P., Integrated Communication, in F.H. Garcia and J. Doorley, (Eds.), Reputation Management: The key to successful corporate and organizational communication, New York: Routledge., Routledge, 2006
  • McMahon, T.P., Integrated Communication, in F.H. Garcia and J. Doorley, (Eds.), Reputation Management: The key to successful corporate and organizational communication, Korean ed.. New York: Routledge., Routledge
  • McMahon, T.P., Integrated Communication, in F.H. Garcia and J. Doorley, (Eds.), Reputation Management: The key to successful corporate and organizational communication, Chinese edition. New York: Routledge., Routledge

Publications

  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, August 21). Finding course. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/finding-course-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, August 10). Do you invest in trust? Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-you-invest-trust-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, July 25). Rhetoric moves people. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/rhetoric-moves-people-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, July 20). The power of honesty. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/power-honesty-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, July 18). The leadership we need. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/leadership-we-need-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, July 8). How do you … stand out in a crowd? (Part 2). Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-do-you-stand-out-crowd-part-2-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, July 5). How do you … stand out in a crowd? (Part 1). Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-do-you-stand-out-crowd-part-1-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, June 27). Little America? Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/little-america-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, June 23). Hobson’s choice. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hobsons-choice-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, June 20). The king is redeemed. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/king-redeemed-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, June 10). Opposites propel. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/opposites-propel-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, June 4). Voice transfer. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-does-leadership-mean-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016

  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, May 28). Free will Essay posted to [LinkedIn]:
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/free-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, May 16). The trait worth cultivating. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/trait-worth-cultivating-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, May 16). What does leadership mean? Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-does-leadership-mean-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, May 6). Is it morning in America, again? Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/morning-america-again-tim-p-mcmahon

     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, May 2). How to make 10-million votes look like a landslide. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-make-10-million-votes-look-like-landslide-maybe-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, April 23). It happens each Spring …. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/happens-each-spring-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, April 12). The road less traveled. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/road-less-traveled-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, March 25). Purpose and possibilities. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/purpose-possibilities-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, March 15). Contagion, run amok! Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/contagion-run-amok-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, March 4). Why counter-punching Trump is wrongheaded. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/triggering-event-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, March 3). The triggering event. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/triggering-event-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, January 16). Why do those winners turn to losers? Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-do-those-lottery-winners-turn-losers-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, January 15). That was a very insulting statement. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/very-insulting-statement-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • McMahon, T. P. (2016, January 3). A strategy to derail Trump. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/strategy-derail-trump-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2016
  • Mahon, T. P. (2015, December 29). The missing ingredient in leadership. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/missing-ingredient-leadership-tim-p-mcmahon, 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, December 27). Trump’s ascent – Pt 2 – Two faces of charisma. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/trumps-ascent-pt-2-two-faces-charisma-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, December 22). Is there no end to Trump’s ascent? Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/end-trumps-ascent-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, September 10). Thoughts on the gig economy. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/thoughts-gig-economy-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, September 1). Jared not the fall guy on Subway sales slide. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/jared-fall-guy-subway-sales-slump-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, August 24). Headphones and megaphones. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/megaphones-headphones-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, August 19). Relentless pursuit of …. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/relentless-pursuit-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, August 18). It’s high time for full metal jacket meritocracy. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-high-time-full-metal-jacket-meritocracy-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, August 13). Top need: Alignment leaders. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-need-alignment-leaders-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, August 10). Marketing higher education like fast food. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/marketing-higher-education-like-fast-food-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, August 6). The meat bids John Stewart adieu. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/meat-bids-jon-stewart-adieu-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, August 5). Maker movement: An organic source of collaboration. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/maker-movement-organic-source-collaboration-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, August 3). Need a money magnet? Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/need-money-magnet-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, August 2). Level playing field? Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/level-playing-field-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, July 27). Under it all at Under Armour. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/under-all-armour-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, July 27). Flavors of charisma. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/flavors-charisma-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, July 22). LeaderSHIP. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/leadership-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, July 17). Why do people host these fencepost libraries? (Part 1). Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-do-people-host-fencepost-libraries-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, July 5). Changing fixed minds. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/changing-fixed-minds-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, July 14). Developing the skill of insight. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/developing-skill-insight-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, July 11). Strategy in a brave, new world. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/strategy-brave-new-world-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, July 7). It’s a “bot” time someone asks about that? Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-bot-time-someone-asks-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • McMahon, T. P. (2015, July 5). Changing fixed minds. Essay posted to [LinkedIn]: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/changing-fixed-minds-tim-p-mcmahon
     , 2015
  • Invited speaker. Corporate confrontation: A trigger event. In Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Gallup Leadership Institute Summit, A Global Look at Accelerating Positive Forms of Leadership Development, Washington. DC.
     , 2008
  • Dool, R., & McMahon, T. (2008). Dialogue intensive learning. In Proceedings of 24th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI.
     , 2008
  • Why does social media matter to public relations? In the proceedings of Euroblog 2008, March 13-15, 2008, Brussels, Belgium., 2008
  • McMahon, T. P. (2006). Charisma to the rescue: The role of socialized charismatic leadership in creating lasting, meaningful enterprises. In Proceedings of the International Leadership Association 8th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
     , 2006

Editing and Reviews

  • McMahon, T. P. (2004, June 28). Social values of food companies can guide consumer choice. Nations Restaurant News, 38(26), 42.
     , 2004

Presentations

  • Union Pacific Agricultural Division Conference (05/14) Keynote: “Tweet this: Can social media make a difference?”

     , 2017
  • ConAgra Foods, Inc. "Culture Crew" invited speaker series (Ed Talks). title: Learning to Learn, 2017
  • ConAgra Foods, Inc. "Culture Crew" invited speaker series (Ed Talks). title: Nothing gets done until you are ocmmitted to doing it, 2017
  • American Marketing Associaiton (Creighton Chapter) Super Bowl Ads Discussion., 2017
  • Freshman Leadership Project, Creighton University, Omaha, NE (09/15), “Positive Organizational Leadership”
     , 2015
  • Creighton University School of Medicine, Curriculum Meeting, Omaha, NE, (09/15), “Leadership in a Crisis”
     , 2015
  • Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Forum (05/15) Keynote: “Lessons to my 20-year-old self”
     , 2015
  • "Student Engagement in Business Outcomes", Apple Campus Store Leadership Forum, Academic Alignment Section, Austin, TX., 2015
  • Apple Campus Store Leadership Forum, Cupertino, CA, (07/14) Academic Alignment Session: “Framework for Success”
     , 2014
  • "Framework for Success", Apple Campus Store Leadership Forum, Academic Alignment Section, Cupertino, CA., 2014
  • PRSA Professional Development Conference (05/14). Keynote: “Leading like your career depended on it”
     
     , 2014
  • "Tweet this: Can social media make a difference?", Union Pacific Agricultural Division Conference, Keynote., 2014
  • "Leading like your career depended on it", PRSA Professional Development Conference., 2014
  • PRSSA Regional Conference (04/13). Keynote to student conference. Topic: Leadership, 2013
  • Keynote to student conference. Topic: Leadership, PRSSA Regional Conference., 2013
  • Creighton University MBA Program Keynote Speech (2012)
     , 2012
  • Chamber of Commerce (Omaha) Social Media Expo (02/12) – Panel moderator on discussion of social media experts presented to 200+ business owners
     , 2012
  • Panel moderator on discussion of social media experts presented to 200+ business owners, Chamber's Social Media Expo., 2012
  • MBA Program Keynote Speaker, Creighton University., 2012
  • "Integrating Social Media with Traditional Marketing", Public Relations Society of America International Conference, Orlando, FL., 2011
  • Partnership Opportunities, Danisco/DuPoint Global Marketing Group - Global Strategy Seminar., 2011
  • Invited speaker. Co-wrote and presented: Dialogue intensive learning. 24th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI.
     , 2008
  • Invited speaker, Why does social media matter to public relations? In the proceedings of Euroblog 2008, March 13-15, 2008, Brussels, Belgium, 2008
  • Invited speaker. Charisma to the rescue: The role of socialized charismatic leadership in creating lasting, meaningful enterprises. International Leadership Association 8th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
     , 2006
  • Invited speaker. Corporate confrontation: 2nd Biennial Gallup Leadership Institute Summit, A Global Look at Accelerating Positive Forms of Leadership Development, Washington. DC.
     , 2006

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

  • Pinnacle Award (Student), American Marketing Association (Omaha Chapter), 2017
  • Graduate Faculty Member of the Year, Heider College of Business MBA students, 2016
  • 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