Penny Hatch is a Research Assistant Professor for the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies (CLDS) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill, School of Medicine. Dr. Hatch received her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Prior to joining the CLDS, Dr. Hatch was a school-based speech and language pathologist and an assistive technology specialist. In 2009 she received the Nathaniel Otis Owings Speech and Hearing Sciences Time-limited Scholarship and in 2010 the UNC Graduate Education Advancement Board’s Impact Award. She has published several works including a collaborative piece on literacy and assistive technology for students with significant disabilities.