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Andrew Lutz
Associate Professor/Chair, Information Technology-Networking

Andrew Lutz is the Chair of the Information Technology-Networking department and the Head of the Cyber Center. He has been working in the IT industry for over 12 years and has held various roles including IT Director. He specializes in IT leadership, network and systems administration, security and project management. His certifications include CCNA, Cisco Cyber Ops Associate, GCFE, GPEN, Security +, A+ and PMP. He is driven to help students achieve their goals. Outside of technology, he enjoys cooking, weight training, stock trading and hiking.

Akram Al-Rawi
Professor, Information Technology-Networking

Akram Al-Rawi has been a professor in the Information Technology-Networking department at JCCC since January 2011. He has been in IT and computer science/engineering education for more than 30 years. His background is electrical and electronics engineering. Currently he teaches the CCNA R&S curriculum, CCNA security, Ethical hacking and Linux administration. His certifications include CCENT, CCNA R&S, CCNA Security, A+, Network+, i-Net+, SCJP, Server+, Security+, Linux+/LPIC I, CEH and CCNA Cyber Ops.

Mazen Akkam
Professor, Information Technology-Networking

Mazen Akkam is a professor of Information Technology-Networking. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and several certifications including CCNA R&S and CCNA Security. He enjoys the interaction with students and embraces the challenge of taking complex topics and translating them into simple, enjoyable learning modules. He is interested in exploring the human and economic impact of cybersecurity crimes. He is fascinated with the emerging field of IoT (Internet of Things) and the great potential it holds in transforming and shaping our lives. When not immersed in technology, he loves to escape into reading, listening to music and gardening. He is passionate about food and engineering new recipes to try on his wife and two sons. 

Daniel Long
Assistant Professor, Information Technology-Networking

Daniel Long is a professor of Information Technology-Networking, with 30+ years of applied worldwide practitioner and leadership experience in the information technology field.  He holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. in Information Systems, and several certifications including A+, Network+, Security+, Project+, CISSP, and PMP.  He is interested in exploring the field of human and computer interaction. Although technology is his primary passion, he also finds solace in reading, listening to music, and playing cards and board games with his wife and friends. It has been his great fortune to have had some amazing mentors along the way; supervisors and professors motivated and moderated him in positive ways. He tries to do the same with his students, coaching and mentoring as well as teaching. 

Caleb Ludwick
Assistant Professor, Information Technology-Networking

Caleb Ludwick has been teaching Information Technology courses for the past 4 years; his experience started in the private sector over a decade ago and he has spent about half of his career in Higher Education. He has his CCNA and holds a bachelor’s degree with a networking emphasis and a master’s degree with a cybersecurity emphasis.  Outside of teaching he enjoys cycling, traveling, Sci-Fi movies and spending time with family.

Hondo Tamez
Assistant Professor, Information Technology
Hondo Tamez is an experienced assistant professor of Information Technology at JCCC, with a diverse background that includes serving as an electronics technician on U.S. Navy submarines, a network engineer for a university, and a Linux administrator for the federal government. He holds a Master of Science in Information and Communication Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology from Ball State University, as well as certifications in CompTIA A+ and Microsoft's Azure Fundamentals. In his free time, he enjoys coaching and playing ice hockey and spending time with his family.