Philip J. Hatcher, Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
Phone: (603) 862-2678, Fax: (603) 862-3493

Phil Hatcher has been a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) since 1986. Hatcher received a B.S. in mathematics from Purdue University in 1978, an M.S. in computer science from Purdue University in 1979, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1985. He is a member of ACM, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, and the IEEE Computer Society. In 1992 he received the Outstanding Assistant Professor Award from UNH. In 1996 Hatcher was appointed to a Norman and Marie Waite Professorship at UNH. In 2017 Hatcher was given the Class of 1944 Professorship Award. In 1997-1999, 2003-2006 and 2007-2011, Hatcher was the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at UNH. (Curriculum Vitae.)

Teaching Schedule

During the Spring 2019 semester Prof. Hatcher will be teaching:

Office Hours

During the Spring 2019 semester Prof. Hatcher will have office hours Mondays 1-2pm and Wednesdays 1:30-2pm and 3:40-4:30pm. Students can arrange appointments at other times by e-mail.

Prof. Hatcher's e-mail address is

Prof. Hatcher's office is Kingsbury N211.

Research Program

Prof. Hatcher's research interests include the design and implementation of programming languages, parallel and distributed computing, and bioinformatics. He maintains software for the efficient computation of gene families.

Recent Publications

Other Important Things

Like David Letterman, Phil Hatcher is unreasonably proud of his Hoosier heritage. Hatcher is also irrational about William Carlos Williams, Iggy Pop, basketball, 4th of July in Crown Point, and one particular consultant.

Rest, or rage, in peace Russ. Your choice, man.

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