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Christy Suciu

Christy Suciu

Lecturer • (208) 426-2812 • Mail Stop: 1625
Office Number: MBEB 3241 • Office Hours: By appointment

Christy Suciu graduated with a bachelor of science from the University of Arizona in business and public administration and completed her graduate work at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri where she graduated with highest honors. She works in the management department in the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. At Boise State University she has developed and taught three different “Design Thinking and Strategy” courses in the MBA program. (Professional, Career Track and Online MBA).

Her research interests include design thinking, innovation, and strategy. One of her most recent papers was accepted in the Academy of Management Learning and Education and is titled, “The Intersection of Design and Business Schools: The Need for Design Thinking.” She has served as a design thinking consultant for major global companies, and recently has presented research papers, on the topic of design thinking at conferences in Hong Kong, Istanbul, and Cape Town. In 2016, she is a program track chair for two major conferences in Boston and in Finland on the topic of design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Some of the companies she has worked for on design thinking projects and consulting include Biomark, Blue Cross of Idaho, PakSense, HP, Wells Fargo, Zamzows, American Pharma, Sprint; Boise State – Campus Recreation Department, Luke Jones, PhD; Boise State – Engineering, Peter Mullner, PhD. Magnetic Materials; and Boise State – Biology, Juliette Tinker, PhD, Staff Vaccine.


MBA, Webster University

BS, University of Arizona

Teaching Areas


Featured Publications

Glen, R., Suciu C., & Baughn C. 2014. “The Need for Design Thinking in Business Schools,” Academy of Management Learning & Education, Vol. 13, No. 4, 653-667.

Glen, R., Suciu C., Baughn C., & Anson, R., 2015. “Teaching Design Thinking in Business Schools,” International Journal of Management Education, Vol. 13, Issue 2, 182-192.

Suciu C., Baughn, C., & Neupert, K. 2013. “Intellectual Property Issues as Constraints on Design Thinking,” DesignEd Asia Conference, Delimitation-Creating with Constraints, ISBN: 978-988-16721-5-5. Pages 95-102.

Suciu C., Baughn, C., 2012. “Facilitating Collaboration between MBA Students and Businesses in Design Thinking Projects,” DesignEd Asia Conference – Incorporating Disciplinary Dynamics Into Design Education, ISBN: 978-988-16721-2-4. Pages 55-65.

Kaupins, G., Suciu C., & Buchanan M. 2012. “Legal and Ethical Implications of Newspaper Web Privacy Policies, Advances in Business Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, 43-52, 2012.

Refereed Journal Publications and Conference Presentations

Baughn, C., Suciu, C., Anson. R., Glen, R., “Personality, Emotional Intelligence, and “Reading the Mind in the Eyes,” Academy of World Business, Marketing & Management Development conference, Budapest, Hungary, Vol. 5, No. 1 July 2012.

Suciu C., Baughn, C., 2014. “Design Thinking and Models of Entrepreneurial Innovation.” The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation 2014 conference, Cape Town, South Africa, October 23-24, 2014.

Baughn, C., Suciu, C., 2015. “Intersection of Design Thinking and 21st Century Approaches to Innovation.” ECIE 2015 10th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Genoa, Italy, 2015.

Suciu, C., Baughn, C., 2016 “Design Thinking and Organizational Change: Developing a Human-Centered Culture.” ECIE 2016 11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Jyväskylä, Finland, 2016.