Professor/Researcher, The University of Texas at Austin
Prior to joining UT Austin, Dr. Beach served for 25 years in the United States Navy where he was a qualified submariner, naval aviator, surface warfare officer and acquisition professional. Since retiring in 2003, he has also served as a consultant on defense-related topics for the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Missile Test and Readiness Equipment, Naval Research Advisory Committee, Naval Research Laboratory, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Defense Science Board.
Dr. Beach holds a PhD from UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Policy, an MS in physics from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BS in chemistry with a minor in nuclear engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He is also a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University and a certified level III U.S. Department of Defense acquisition professional and program manager.