Dr. Jonathan M. Dapra

Assistant Professor of Management, School of Business

Email: jmdapra@plymouth.edu


BS, Marketing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MBA, University of Baltimore
Doctorate in Business Administration from Argosy University


Dr. Jonathan Dapra brings over two-decades business experience and a record of accomplishment as an executive, entrepreneur, trainer, and investor. Experienced in advertising, technology, software and publishing, he began his career at the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.

Notable among his tenures was his leadership of AutoFX, a major developer of digital effects and Photoshop plugins and VP of New Product Development at Dynamic Graphics, where he oversaw the turnaround of the well-known Step-By-Step Magazine. He was President of Pandromeda3D, and founded the gaming middleware company Meta4 Interactive, later joining The Early Start Fund

Professor Dapra had the rare opportunity of working to assist Education Management Corporation (EDMC) to develop one of the industry’s first fully-online undergraduate graphic design degree programs accredited by the Middle States Accreditation Commission of Higher Education. He held several academic management positions with EDMC and was responsible for curriculum and faculty development at The Art Institute.

Dr. Dapra’s research interests include, small business leadership effectiveness, executive development, business planning and strategy, and startup development. He has been teaching undergraduate students for the past 15 years.

Awards & Recognition

Dr. Dapra was selected as a Rosenblum Endowed Professor. Established by O.B. Rosenblum, this honor is awarded to celebrate and recognize faculty of business who are exemplary models of teaching, scholarship, and service. 

Selected Publications

New Hampshire FDI Commentary: Fall 2019, Dapra, Jonathan; Wright, Roxana; and Wu, Chen, “New Hampshire FDI Data Commentary: Fall 2019” (2019). Faculty Scholarship & Creative Works. 6.  https://digitalcommons.plymouth.edu/faculty/6https://digitalcommons.plymouth.edu/faculty/6

• FDI: An Overview of Foreign Direct Investment , Dapra, Jonathan; Wright, Roxana; and Wu, Chen, “FDI 101: An Overview of Foreign Direct Investment” (2019). Faculty Scholarship & Creative Works. 7.  https://digitalcommons.plymouth.edu/faculty/7

Dapra, J. M. (2019). Size Matters©: The range of small business types and approaches for advancing organizational and leadership effectiveness (First look). Baltimore, MD: ITK.

Dapra, J. M., Wratcher, M. A. (2018). Informal assessment activities for blended and online courses. The Teaching Professor.

Wratcher, M. A., Dapra, J. M. (2018). Five in five: Engaging students in online and blended classrooms. Distance Teaching & Learning Conference Resources and Proceedings Publication

Academic Catalog