Rebecca A. Stephenson earned an MA and a PhD in anthropology from the University of Oregon in 1971 and 1976, respectively. She earned a BA in anthropology from Hamline University, St. Paul Minnesota in 1969.

In 2007, Stephenson retired with the rank of Professor of Anthropology from the University of Guam, where she served as a faculty member since 1977.

Her many publications and conference papers address topics in the Pacific-Asia region such as socio-cultural change, youth, values, ethnicity, tourism, and globalization.

Stephenson was the co-principal investigator for two projects funded by EARTHWATCH, on Guam in 1980 to 1981, and in the Cook Islands, Polynesia, from 1985 to 1989. She was the co-director of the Balinese Macaque Project in Indonesia from 1999 to 2002. Stephenson was named a Life Fellow of the Pacific Science Association in 2003.

Guampedia entry by Dr. Rebecca A. Stephenson