Jim Hoag
Jim Hoag, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department Chairperson, Information Assurance and Technology
Division of Information Technology & Sciences
Affiliated with Computer Information Technology, Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, Division of Information Technology & Science
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Office: (802) 865-6459
Box 38
West Hall 108
Biography

I have been teaching for over 20 years. The major portion of this time was at Western Oregon University teaching in a traditional computer science major. I also served as the UNIX sysadmin, web developer, and database admin for the Computer Science Department and at times, the University. For three years, I was the IT Director responsible for the student information system, academic network, computer labs, hardware and maintenance, and help desk. Along the way I earned a B.S. in Chemistry, M.S. in Mathematics, M.S. in Computer Science, and Ph.D. in Computer Science Education. My current research interest is technology and security education.

My previous industry experience includes software testing for major aircraft corporations, real-time data acquisition and machine control programming for a small microcomputer firm, computer operator for an insurance company, and student programmer while in college.

In 2002, my wife and I wanted to move back to New England to be closer to family. This led to my association with Champlain College. I am currently the Department Chair for Information Assurance and Technology which includes three programs: Computer Information Technology, Computer and Digital Forensics, and Computer Networking and Cybersecurity (CNCS) . I have taught many of the courses in the CNCS major and currently teach courses in Telecom, TCP/IP, Software and Web Security, as well as the senior capstone course.

I live with my wife, Lee, and two dogs in South Hero. In my free time I like working on genealogy, restoring a 1930 Model A Ford, exploring the islands, and working on myriad of projects.

Education
Oregon State University, Doctor of Philosophy
Framingham State College, Bachelor of Science
Northern Arizona University, Master of Science
Oregon State University, Master of Science