Tim McMahon, PhD

Tim McMahon

Associate Professor of Practice

Marketing and Management

Dr. Timothy McMahon is Associate Professor of marketing and management in Creighton University’s Heider College of Business MBA program.  As an experienced marketing communications executive, he is passionate about teaching because he continues to learn so much from his students.

“Having been a business practitioner for many years as an agency owner and corporate executive, I am motivated as a lifelong learner.  My worldview is that we live in an ever-evolving environment that effects the business mission and execution of the strategic plan.  It is my role to keep current with the academic and practical aspects of business in marketing and management.”

Dr. McMahon received his Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  After a successful career, he returned to Seton Hall to earn an MA and then moved on to Gonzaga University where he earned a PhD in leadership. He has taught at a variety of state and private institutions, both large and small and online and in the classroom. In addition, he is an invited lecturer at two universities in China.

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.

As a lifelong learner he has, for more than a decade, focused on the challenges of higher education and learning as a consultant and practitioner. His ongoing research interests include learning, design thinking, public relations, integrated communications, digital and social media and leadership.

In addition to academia and consulting, Dr. McMahon loves to travel and enjoys leisure time with his family and reading. 

View a full listing of Dr. McMahon’s publications and honors.