Takisha Toler Ph.D.

Program Coordinator and Professor, Marketing
Marketing | Brown School of Business and Leadership


  • Ph.D., Saint Louis University
  • MBA, Saint Louis University
  • BBA, University of Memphis

Professional Experience

  • Stevenson University, Professor and Program Coordinator of Marketing (2014-Present)
    • Past Titles include: Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Faculty Lead of the Marketing and Digital Marketing Programs
    • Marketing Management
    • Market Research
    • Consumer Behavior
    • International Marketing
    • Integrated Marketing Communications
    • Senior Marketing Capstone
  • Webster University, Adjunct Instructor (2013)
    • Marketing Strategies
  • Saint Louis University, Doctoral Student Instructor (2010-2011)
    • Introduction to International Business
    • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Vast Experience in Consulting for Small and Medium Size Businesses
  • Twenty years’ experience in Corporate Non-Profit and for Profit
  • Over 5 Years of Global Marketing and Retail Sales Experience


  • Johnny Graham, Takisha Toler, Nakeisha S. Lewis, Robert Arias, Alonso Avila (2022) “Chapter 9: Started from the Bottom Now We’re Here? Hip-Hop Culture & Its Impact,” Handbook on Intra-Cultural Marketing, (G. Brodowsky, R. Perren, and C. Schuster eds.) Edgar Elgar Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Rebecca Hochradel, Ursula Sullivan, and Takisha S. Toler (ed.) (2018) “Diversity for a New Decade,” Marketing Management Association Fall Educators’ Conference Proceedings, October 2021.
  • Takisha Toler, Nakeisha Lewis, and Eric Rhiney (2021) “I Got Beef, But You Don’t: Understanding the Difference in Stereotype Perceptions in Media amongst Targeted African Americans,” Association for Consumer Research Conference, Virtual, October 2021.
  • Charles W. Richardson, Jr. and Takisha S. Toler (2019) “The Search for Emotional and Cultural Intelligence: Are They Present on Your Campus?” International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2019.
  • Tim Aurand, Susan Geringer, Michael Messina, and Takisha Toler (2019) “Practical Implications of Teaching Philosophies,” Marketing Management Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 2019.
  • Amy Coon, Takisha S. Toler, and Vasu Unnava (2018) “Innovations in Teaching Consumer Behavior,” Marketing Management Association, Kansas City, Missouri, September 2018.
  • Takisha S. Toler (2018) “What’s Your Social Reach: Using Thunderclap to Increase Brand Awareness,” Marketing Educators’ Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 2018.
  • Akon E. Ekpo, LaDonna Thornton, and Takisha S. Toler (2017) “Getting it Right in the Classroom: Developing New Courses and Course Content that Aligns with Program Outcomes,” Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association, San Francisco, California, August 2017.
  • Eric F. Rhiney and Takisha S. Toler (2017) Higher Ed vs. Corporate: Understanding the Variations in Digital Marketing Certifications and Training,” Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, April 2017.
  • Chenevert, Amber, Eric Rhiney, Dalila Salazar, and Takisha Toler (2016) “Getting Students Hands Dirty: Experiential Learning in Marketing Classroom,” Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2016.


  • Marketing EDGE – Professors Institute, Southern Methodist University, 2019 (by invitation only)
  • Race in the Marketplace Research Forum, American University, 2017 (by invitation only)
  • Stevenson University, Dean’s Award for Community Service, 2016
  • Stevenson University, Innovative Teaching with Technology Awards, 2016
  • Strategies for Success in the Classroom Workshop, Bentley University, 2015 (by invitation only)
  • Stevenson University, Faculty Research Development Grant, 2015
  • Stevenson University, Dean’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership, 2015
  • American Marketing Association Foundation, Valuing Diversity PhD Scholarship, 2010

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