Joel Menchel

Joel Menchel

Lead Business Law Faculty

Joel is a longtime educator with over 30 years of teaching experience and is a specialist in instructional methods, curriculum design, learning development, mentoring, coaching, and e-learning. He uses his motivational leadership skills, connectedness, and humor to inspire and educate in the classroom. Joel’s teaching philosophy is rooted in perseverance, and he believes that teaching is the ultimate way to continue being a lifelong learner. As a faculty member at Golisano Institute, he aims to empower students to become skilled business professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders, and conscientious individuals who actively contribute to their communities.


Favorite Quote:

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch

To me, this quote imparts the spirit of a “can-do attitude” that I want our students to have as they embark on their business journeys.

Three fun facts

1. Our family includes Rottweilers.
2. I love bad Dad jokes.
3. I have created “Bowtie Wednesday” everywhere I have worked.