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Michael Zigarelli, Ph.D.

Professor of Leadership and Strategy



717-766-2511, ext. 2327

Interest and areas of expertise
  • BA in Economics and History, Lafayette College
  • MA in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
  • PhD in Human Resource Management, Rutgers University
Classes I teach

Michael Zigarelli is a professor of leadership and strategy at Messiah College. His previous academic posts include assistant professor of management at Fairfield University, dean of the School of Business of Regent University and endowed chair and associate professor of management at Charlestown Southern University School of Business. His research in the fields of management, practical theology, law, and ethics has appeared in a number of scholarly journals and magazines, and he is the author of ten books, including "The Messiah Method," "Influencing Like Jesus," "The Minister's MBA," "Cultivating Christian Character," and "Management by Proverbs." His work has been translated into several languages. Dr. Zigarelli is also the creator of and He lives in Hershey, Pa., with his wife Tara and their four children.