Quinnipiac University
Pat Patrice Boily

Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

Professor of Biology

Patrice Boily is Associate Dean for Administration and Finance in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a Professor of Biological Sciences. Boily earned a BS in Biology from the Université de Sherbrooke, and a PhD in Zoology from the University of Guelph (both in Canada). Before joining Quinnipiac University, Boily was a Professor of Biology at Western Connecticut State University for 16 years, where he served as Chair of the Department of Biology and as Assistant Dean of the Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to that, he was a faculty member of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Orleans for ten years.

His academic expertise is in the field of animal physiology, with an emphasis on energy balance and temperature regulation of animals. He published numerous studies on subjects such as heat loss in marine mammals, swimming efficiency in fishes, and body weight regulation in mammals. He has taught a wide variety of courses, ranging from introductory biology courses for non-science majors to graduate courses in environmental physiology.


  • PHD, Univ. of Guelph


  • College of Arts and Sciences

Office Location

  • Tator Hall 119c

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC1


Western Connecticut State University

Professor of Biology, Chair, Assistant Dean

Danbury, CT, USA

2006 - 2022

University of New Orleans

Associate Professor of Biology

New Orleans, LA, USA

1996 - 2006