Jean Hakim

Jean Hakim

Associate Professor & Department Co-Chair

Jean has 25 years of experience working for Bell Laboratories/AT&T/Lucent/Avaya. Because of her consistent contributions, and leadership to large development teams, and delivery of software systems, she rose through the ranks from Member of Technical Staff to Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, then to Consulting Member of Technical Staff, and eventually to director.   At times, Jean dealt with customers of products being developed, and with suppliers of components that were acquired. She traveled across the country meeting with potential corporate clients.

Jean’s technical focus is on networks.  One of the networks she architected and oversaw its construction was one that connected systems in Arizona, Virginia, and New Jersey.  While at Vermont Tech, she expanded the course offerings in the Information Technology degree to a complete program that competes with any in the area.  This allowed Vermont Tech to become a Cisco Academy.  Working with other faculty, she enhanced the curriculum of the CIS Department to a rich mix of courses. Her management experience allowed her to easily assume the role of the department chair of the CIS Department.

Jean holds two US patents in Telecommunications which were granted in the US and Europe. She is a graduate of Seton Hall University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. She also is a Cisco Certified Professional in both Routing and Switching and Network Security.