Joan N. Shapiro Beigh

Title/s:  Clinical Instructor

Office #:  Schreiber 514

Phone: 312.915.6093



Joan Beigh joined Loyola in the fall of 2021 as a full-time, clinical instructor in the Management department at the Quinlan School of Business.  She is also completing her doctorate in Managment from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, expecting to graduate in June, 2022.  Most recently, she was an adjunct professor at DePaul teaching in the Driehaus School of Business and the Colman Entrepreneurship Center.

She has extensive corporate experience in strategic and organizational communications, stakeholder research, and corporate change management.  For more than 20 years, she consulted for mid-size to Fortune 500 corporate clients, focused on evidence-based strategic communications and employee engagement.  Earlier in her career, she developed and executed communications programs and vehicles for McDonald's Corporation while working for Golin/Harris Communications, Inc., and later, Media Options, Inc.  Ms. Beigh taught management strategy classes to Turkish human resources managers in Istanbul as the associate director of Mideast operations for the Covey Leadership Center.  She also handled employee communications for a large Shell Oil Company oil refinery and chemical manufacturing complex outside of St. Louis, MO.  

Her current research projects explore adaptive cultures and fatigue in organizations; work styles and efficacies that lead to outcomes of positive team experience, effectiveness, and creativity; and various initiatives to enhance student team effectiveness.  Her most recent published research examined the creativity of passive and active procrastinators in consideration of the moderating roles of emotional stability and conscientiousness.

She has presented her work at annual meetings of the Academy of Management, the Operations Management and Entrepreneurship Association, and the North American Management Society.  She has been a guest speaker at Rotary International venues in the U.S. and internationally (Istanbul), and at NEIU's International Women's conference.  As a hobby, she researched and presented papers on literary analysis and historical examples of material culture at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and the Constance Fenimore Woolson Society annual conferences.

Joan Beigh is married, with two children in college.  They live on the north side of the city, within walking distance to Loyola's Lakeshore Campus.


  • Art Institute of Chicago Innovation in Teaching Award - December 2021