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A Camden County College (N.J.) faculty member ranks among the top 20 two-year college instructors in North America and the United Kingdom, according to student ratings entered on the website RateMyProfessors.com. Lester Owens placed 16th on this year’s Highest Rated Junior and Community College Professors list RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online site for students to record comments and ratings for their collegiate instructors. The site has more than 15 million ratings for 1.4 million professors at more than 7,000 schools in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. More than 4 million students use RateMyProfessors.com each month, and their anonymous assessments range from impressed or grateful to frustrated or disgusted. Owens is one of 905 full- and part-time Camden County College faculty members that RateMyProfessors.com users have rated. The Blackwood resident was the only teacher from New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware to make the junior/community college list. He has been a full-time member of CCC’s Academic Skills Math Department since 2005 and was an adjunct for the college for 10 years prior, and he teaches primarily on the Camden City Campus. Owens is known for providing technologically enabled math tutoring and assistance to CCC students and the community at large and currently is offering free algebra tutoring at Camden County Library System locations. Owens holds a bachelor of arts degree in applied mathematics from what is now West Chester University and a master of arts degree in instructional technology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He is pursuing a doctorate at Northcentral University.