Dr. Nannette Napier is an assistant dean and associate professor of management information systems at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). She is active in technology pipeline initiatives at GGC focused on recruiting and retaining students in IT-related careers. She is the co-founder of GGC Tech Camp, Super Saturday Series (S3) for Middle School Girls, and the Technology Ambassadors Program (TAP). These initiatives have received funding from a variety of national organizations, including AAUW and STARS Computing Corps. Along with colleagues from Georgia Tech and Valdosta, she has presented workshops at SIGCSE regarding how to successfully run summer camps. At GGC, her dedication to students was acknowledged through winning the Most Outstanding Student Engagement Award.
Napier engages in action research that addresses challenges of software development firms such as effectively managing software projects, creating and managing software requirements and using agile development methodologies. Napier’s research has been published in several journals, including IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Information Systems Journal, and Software Process: Improvement and Practice. Her research has also been presented at national and international conferences, including International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), America’s Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
Napier is a member of the Association for Information Systems and ACM. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked professionally as a senior software engineer for 8 years.