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Assistant Professor


  • PhD, University of Iowa
  • MA, University of Iowa
  • BA, University of California-Berkeley

Teaching Specialties

  • Oral Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Computer-Mediated Communication

Research Interests

  • Health Communication
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Use of Second Life in Teaching and Research


Thatcher is a scholar in health communication and computer-mediated communication. He teaches courses in both subjects that attract students from across campus. He has professional experience in the health-related industry and has published and presented papers in a variety of national and regional publications and conferences.