Patty Hight

Patty Hight

Grants & Contracts Manager, Dept of Physics

Office Location: 
135 Physics Building, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708
+1 919 660 2960


  • Serves as liaison with the A&S Office of the Dean for Finance & Administration
  • Prepares and submits annual operations and teaching budgets (in collaboration with Chair and ACT) and annual TA budget (in collaboration with ACT and DGS)
  • Advises Chair and Officers regarding finances for short- and long-term planning
  • Monitors all expenditures and commitments for ongoing operations and programs

General Administration

  • Coordinates operational activities with assistance of faculty and staff
  • Ensures adequate staffing, space, building maintenance, and renovation with A&S/Duke Facilities Management. Liaise other University offices and external vendors.
  • Advises Chair on Duke and Department policy and procedures andimplements changes as needed


  • Coordinates and evaluates staff for the fulfillment of departmental, instructional, and research related goals