John Leiser, a biology professor at Northampton Community College named Pennsylvania professor of the year by Carnegie Foundation

 
The Morning Call November 21, 2011
 
A biology professor at Northampton Community College has been named the Pennsylvania professor of the year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

John K. Leiser is the second NCC faculty member in three years to receive the honor, which was announced Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Leiser, of Paradise Township, is a devotee of the study of wildlife biology, behavioral ecology, and fish biology. He has involved many students at the Monroe Campus in research and service learning projects having to do with watersheds, bird populations, invasive plant species and community-supported agriculture.

"One of the first things a student of Dr. Leiser's learns is that you are going to gain more knowledge than any textbook can teach you," said Maia K. Rossiello, who graduated from NCC with associate degrees in biotechnology and biological science. "We had so much involvement in our education that it became more than just a class, but an entire learning experience."
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