Nancy Sampson, PhD
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Department of Management
Nancy Sampson

Biography at a Glance

Nancy Sampson, Professor of Management, teaches in the areas of systems theory, business strategy, problem solving and various honors topics.  She serves on  multiple university committees (elected and appointed including three Trustee subcommittees to assure balance and fairness particularly related to the student experience and the student-athlete experience.  She has served two terms as Chair of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (Men’s, Women’s WCHA and Executive Committee. She has held national leadership offices in the Faculty Athletics Representatives’ Association, Association of Business Simulation and Experiential Learning and North American Case Research Association.  Recent cases and teaching reflect domestic and international social entrepreneurship.


  • DBA, University of Oklahoma MSBA, University of Denver
  • BSBA, University of Denver

Professional Academic Activities

  • “The Dalit Freedom Network & Operation Mobilization India (2007),with L. Howe & V. Narapareddy, Proceedings.  Case and Instructor’s Manual presented at the 2007 NACRA Annual Meetings, October 18-20, 2007.
  • Denver International Airport,” with V. Narapareddy, V. Johnston, and C. Shultz in David, F., (invited) case published in “Strategic Management:  Concepts and Cases”, 11th ed., Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, 2006.  Also published in David, F., “Cases in Strategic Management,” 11th edition, Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, 2006.
  • Women’s Bean Project,” with V. Narapareddy and R. Choudaha, Case and Instructor’s Manual Proceedings, NACRA Annual Meetings, 2007.
  • Global Girlfriend” with V. Narapareddy.  Case and Instructor’s Manual, Proceedings, NARCA Annual Meetings, 2009
  • Central City Opera House Association” with G. Von Stroh and V.  Narapareddy. Case and Instructor’s Manual, Proceedings, NACRA Annual Meetings, 2010.
  • Bicycles for India,” with V. Narapareddy. Reprinted in S. Jain, International Marketing, 2006.   The Case Research Journal, 1999.   Received the McMaster Best Case Award in Innovation and New Technology presented at the 1997 NACRA meetings. Continuously used in the Stanford University’s Social Entrepreneurship program, the Wharton’s Social Impact Management program and is among the “Featured  Collections,” Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program.