Phil Hanlon
Vice Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs at the University of Michigan

Donald J. Lewis Professor of Mathematics

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan

 
 

Phil Hanlon, the Donald J. Lewis Professor of Mathematics and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan, received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his PhD from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).  He was an instructor in Applied Mathematics at MIT and then a Bantrell Fellow at Caltech before joining the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1986.  His research is in probability and combinatorics with applications to bioinformatics and theoretical computer science.  He is an expert on such topics as card shuffling, cryptology and computational genetics.  He has received numerous awards for his mathematical research including a Sloan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Presidential Young Investigator Award.  At the University of Michigan, his dedication to undergraduate teaching has been recognized by an Excellence in Education Award and a Thurnau Professorship.  Dr. Hanlon was also the founder and first executive director of the Michigan Math and Science Scholars, a thriving summer program for high school students who have a strong interest in math and science.


Dr. Hanlon currently serves as the Vice Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs.  In this role, he works closely with the Provost on all matters pertaining to the University’s general fund budget and on development and support of academic programs and initiatives.

 

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