Jonathan Dapra

Jonathon Dapra
Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 535-2505
Office: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Hyde Hall Rm 112, MSC 27, Plymouth, NH 03264


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

Jonathan Dapra specializes in strategy and leadership development. His upcoming book, “From 50 to 500,” explores challenges leaders of small companies face as they endeavor to grow their business, and unlocks the secrets to high-impact leadership. Dapra has over 20 years of diverse experience as an executive, entrepreneur, trainer and coach. He has considerable experience in early-stage companies. small business and institutional investment. Dr. Dapra is  one of the founders of Alaric, a global firm specializing in small- to midsize-business strategy and leadership.

Professor Dapra began his career at the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. He was the President of AutoFX, a major developer of digital effects and Photoshop plugins. As VP of New Product Development at Dynamic Graphics,  he oversaw the turnaround of the well-known Step-By-Step Magazine. Dapra was President of Pandromeda3D and founded the gaming middleware company Meta4 Interactive. He later joined The Early Start Fund

Dr. Dapra helped 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 for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

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

Navigating the Road From Doer to Leader, SmartBrief on Leadership, Dapra, J. M. (2020)

The Lasting Impact of Foreign Direct Investment Throughout New Hampshire, Dapra, Wright, and Wu (2020),The Journal of Economics, Business, and Market Research (JEMBR), SciTech Central, USA, Vol 1(3), p.p. 190-197.

New Hampshire FDI Commentary: Fall 2019, Dapra,  Wright, and Wu, (2019) Faculty Scholarship & Creative Works.

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

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

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


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