Rita Napier, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field



  • Consultant and commentator on Kansas history for over 40 years
  • Consultant for the script and provided on-camera commentary for one-hour 2003 PBS documentary “Who Owns the Past”
  • Former teacher of all subjects at Hoonah Indian Village High School in Alaska
  • 1983: Received H. Bernerd Fink Teaching Award
  • 2004: Recipient of W.T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1998: Winner of the first ever Wally and Marie Faculty Awards