Jeff Parker, PhD

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University
Jeff Parker received a BA from Kenyon College, and an MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin in algebraic topology. He taught computer science for a decade at Williams College, Amherst College, and Boston College, and later taught at Middlebury College. He worked for Phoenix Technologies, Prime Computer, Sun Microsystems, Agile Networks, Nexabit Networks, Lucent Technologies, and Axiowave Networks. He helped design and implement a number of networking devices, including two generations of an intelligent switch and two high-speed routers. He worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force to document IS-IS, the routing protocol used in the core of the Internet. He has published in mathematics, computer science, and computer science education.


  • PhD University of Wisconsin