Philip J. Hanlon

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Philip J Hanlon
President of Dartmouth College
Assumed office
June 10, 2013
Preceded by Jim Yong Kim
Personal details
Born 1955
Gouverneur, New York
Alma mater Dartmouth College, California Institute of Technology
Institutions Dartmouth College
University of Michigan

Philip J. Hanlon (born 1955) is an American mathematician, computer scientist, and educator who serves as the 18th President of Dartmouth College, his tenure beginning on June 10, 2013.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hanlon was born and raised in Gouverneur, New York.[2] He attended Dartmouth College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in 1977. He earned a doctorate at the California Institute of Technology in 1981.


After completing his postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hanlon joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1986. He moved from associate professor to full professor in 1990. He was the Donald J. Lewis Professor of Mathematics. He was the associate dean for planning and finance for the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts from 2001 to 2004 and the vice provost from 2004 to 2010. In 2010, he was appointed as the provost of the University of Michigan.

He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics and the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics.[1]

His Erdős number is 2.[3]


  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Sloan Fellowship
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Personal life[edit]

Hanlon is married to Gail Gentes. They have three children.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Philip Hanlon". Dartmouth College. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Ellen, Martha (November 30, 2012), "Gouverneur native named president of Dartmouth", Watertown Daily Times .
  3. ^ "Collaboration Distance Calculator". MathSciNet. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 

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