Dr. Jean Blair

Dr. Jean Blair

Distinguished Professor of Innovation

Professor of Computer Science



Jean R. S. Blair is the EECS Distinguished Professor for Innovation and a Professor of Computer Science. Her previous positions at the United States Military Academy (USMA) include Vice Dean, director of the Computer Science Program and director of the Information Systems Engineering Program. She spent academic years 2001-2002, 2009-2010, and 2016-2017 on sabbatical at the University in Bergen, Norway, where she served as a visiting professor and senior research scientist.  Before joining the USMA faculty in 1994, Blair spent eight years on the faculty at the University of Tennessee and worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a research scientist. 

Blair has served as a commissioner and team chair for the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET and continues to serve there as a member of the CAC Executive Committee.  She has been active in local and regional leadership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and was a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Computing and Information and a guest editor for Discrete Mathematics.

Dr. Blair is a senior member of the IEEE, a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and a member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).  She is a member of the international honor society for the computing and information disciplines – Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society in social sciences – Pi Gamma Mu and was an Alden Scholar at Allegheny College.