Nancy Napier has received the Boise State University Foundation Scholar Award in the category of research/creative activity. The Foundation Scholar Awards are designed to honor Boise State faculty members who have demonstrated ongoing commitment, expertise and accomplishments in teaching, research/creative activities or professionally related service. Napier has been a member of the COBE faculty since 1986.
She has held positions such as chair of the management department, associate dean, director of the international business program and is currently executive director of the Centre for Creativity and Innovation. Napier is one of the fine researchers in our college and has developed a national and international reputation, most recently in the area of creativity. She has published five books, over 80 articles, and has managed projects/grants totaling over $9 million, including a 9-year capacity building project at the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her most recent books are Insight: Encouraging Aha! Moments for Organizational Success and The Creative Discipline: Mastering the Art and Science of Innovation. She is co-creator and host of Idaho Business Matters, a weekday radio program on NPR News 91 and a monthly guest on KTVB It’s Your Business (noon news).