August 31, 2017The College of Community Health Sciences congratulates Dr. James Leeper for 40 years of service. Leeper joined the College in 1977 and is a professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health. He additionally serves as Rural Programs Director of Education and Evaluation. Beyond his extensive research support of the College, Leeper has impacted the academic careers of countless students through both teaching in the classroom and guidance along the path to medical school. A recipient of The University of Alabama Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, Leeper exemplifies the core values and standards of both the University and the College. We offer him our sincere thanks for his dedication to the fulfillment of our mission through his leadership in medical education and scholarly achievements.