Steven Stralser received his Ph.D. from The University of Michigan where he taught Marketing and Marketing Strategy. He holds a BS in Marketing from The University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University.
He is currently a Clinical Professor in the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and previously, was a member of the faculty at The University of Arizona where he taught Marketing and Entrepreneurship. In 1998, he was named "Faculty of the Year" for teaching excellence in the U of A's nationally-ranked Berger Entrepreneurship Program and received the Bobcat Senior Honorary Faculty Award in 1999.
In addition to academic credentials, Dr. Stralser has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and has held high-level marketing and consulting positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Venture Capital Conference and TiE-AZ, an international organization focused on advancing entrepreneurship. He recently completed a term as a member of the Chairman's Quality Committee of BannerHealth (formerly Samaritan) Health Systems, the largest healthcare provider in Arizona and is on the National Marketing Committee for the Jewish National Fund.
During Fall 1999, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, teaching marketing management in the MBA program at The Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Entrepreneurship at The University of Miskolc.
Dr. Stralser's book MBA in a DAY: What you would learn at top-tier business schools-if only you had the time was published in September 2004 by John Wiley & Sons.
His interests outside academe and the professional world include playing left defenseman for his men's adult ice hockey team, driving and just being around vintage sports and touring cars, and enjoying being with his new bride, Rosemary, and their growing clan of grandchildren.