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.