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Stephen M. Rapier, Assistant Faculty of Marketing

Stephen Rapier, PhD

Assistant Faculty of Marketing
Graziadio Business School


Dr. Rapier has been actively engaged in marketing as both a practitioner and lecturer since 1982. As a practitioner, he has over 25 years of experience on both the agency and client side. He has provided strategic insight relative to brand and marketing strategy, advertising, public relations, and market research to a range of organizations. They include 3M Unitek, Burson Marsteller (Universal Studios), IndyMac Federal Bank, Power Lift (Caterpillar Lift Trucks), Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, and Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.. His experience includes lecturing at CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, CSU San Bernardino, Claremont Graduate University, and University of Southern California.


  • Claremont Graduate University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • Claremont Graduate University, Executive Master of Business Administration

  • California State University, Bachelor of Science

Session Lecturer – Connective Leadership Institute – Fall 2009 Practitioner Seminar– "Creating Strategy Statement" – Held at California Institute of Technology

Session Lecturer – Connective Leadership Institute – Spring 2009 Practitioner Seminar– "Organizational Leadership Styles" – Held at California Institute of Technology

Adjunct Professor – Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University – 2006 - 2007 – "Advertising Practicum," "Consumer Behavior"

Guest Speaker – Cal State Long Beach – March 2004 – "Preparing for Marketing Outside the Classroom", American Marketing Association

Guest Speaker - Cal State Long Beach – 2003 – "Making Good Ideas Work", Pacific Rim Association

Guest Lecturer - University of Southern California – 1984 – "High Technology Entrepreneurship" – Entrepreneur Program