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Beighle, PhD

Business Manager


Pronouns: she/her/hers

We cannot change the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
– Bertha Calloway

Patricia Beighle received a B.S. in Biology from Rhode Island College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduate school, she spent a year in Switzerland at L’ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne as a research fellow and then did a post-doctoral fellowship at Cal Tech. Most of her research has been in the area of photo-induced electron transfer mechanisms. Dr. Beighle then hired into DuPont and spent 20 years in various research and technical management roles, including representing research and manufacturing operations on various global business teams. After taking an early retirement, she works as a consultant for a photopolymer technology business in Tennessee, serving as VP for Operations. Dr. Beighle came home to UNC in 2010 and has worked with the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program since its inception.