Keynote Lecture

Carol Seagle is director of research for the Center for Sustainable Enterprise. She teaches Sustainable Enterprise, and Environmental Strategy in the MBA Program. Her research interests concern how companies can reduce costs, minimize risk, and gain competitve advantage by implementing strategies guided by environmenal and social concerns.

She is a 2010 recipient of the Page Prize, given in recognition of excellence in the teaching of environmental strategy. She also received an honorable mention in the Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability in Business Curricula for 2010. Presented by the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, the Page Prize encourages efforts to expose business students to state-of-the-art environmental sustainability knowledge.

Dr. Seagle joined UNC Kenan-Flagler after working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a science writer and systems analyst. She assisted in the improvement of its scientific information management system, wrote for the EPA web site, and edited such influential works as the Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter and Perchlorate Environmental Contamination: Toxicological Review and Risk Characterization.

She earned her PhD from UNC's Department of Marine Sciences for research concerning the global carbon cycle and factors controlling the storage of carbon in marine sediment; her MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler;and her BS in biology from the University of Scranton, where she minored in biochemistry and philosophy. Dr. Seagle studied abroad in Germany.