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Professor John Leazer is well acquainted with Loyola University. He earned his BA, MA and PhD in history from Loyola. Professor Leazer specializes in European history with an emphasis on Britain and Ireland, although he has extensive experience teaching American history as well as a Global history. He has taught at the University of Dayton, Roosevelt University and Carthage College as well as teaching classes at the College of Arts and Science here at Loyola. He has been teaching in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies since 2006.
Professor Leazer recently authored the article “A Case for Subsidies? Adam Smith and the Eighteenth Century Scottish Herring Fishery” which was published in The Historian vol. 75 no. 1 (Spring, 2013): 47-68. Another article on teaching methods, “History and the Movies: Help or Hindrance? Some Thoughts on Using Film in Class” in Teaching History is due out this summer. He also regularly gives papers on a variety of topics including the Irish Famine, the Union of England and Scotland, and the benefits of film in the classroom. Prof. Leazer is currently working on his book The Fish that Saved the Union: The Scottish Herring Fishery, the 1707 Treaty of Union and the Forging of the United Kingdom.