Norbert F. Belzer, Ph.D.
Office: Holroyd 226
Dr. Belzer received his B.A. degree in Biology from La Salle College (now La Salle University) in 1964, his M.A. in Botany with a minor in Zoology in 1966 from the University of South Dakota, and his Ph.D. in Botany with a minor in Genetics in 1969 from Washington State University. Dr. Belzer joined the Biology Department at La Salle in 1969. His research has focused on Biochemical Systematics of Cirsium (thistles), Tragopogon (goat’s beard), Cichorium (cichory), the flora of the Penllyn Natural Area and the macroinvertebrates of the Wissahickon Creek in the Penllyn Natural Area.
Dr. Belzer twice has been chair of the Biology Department (1988 to 1994 and 2002 to 2010). Courses taught include some of the introductory courses for the biology major, Ecology and Environmental Issues, Evolution, Genetics, Field Ecology, Principles of Ecology, and The Plant Kingdom. Side interests include assisting with recommendations for campus tree and shrub planting, preparing a checklist of the woody plants of La Salle’s campus, and photography—especially plants of the La Salle campus and the New Jersey Pine Barrens.