Hatim was among the first faculty members of African Leadership Academy. From 2009-2012, he taught primarily in the African Studies department. He also Chaired the Seminal Readings Committee, shaping the curriculum for a unique Socratic course at the heart of the Academy. As a Hallmaster in the student residence, he gained an appreciation of the unique learning opportunities in a boarding school environment. In 2011, he was named ALA “Teacher of the Year”. As Dean of the Academy, Hatim leads the flagship programme and works with teachers and students to help shape a campus community and teams with innovation that leverages its exceptional cultural diversity.
Hatim is graduate of Harvard University, where he completed a B.A. in Government with a secondary concentration in Political and Moral Philosophy.