Dr. J. Bart Campbell
Vice President for Academic Affairs
First Appt: 1988
1988; Residency; Contact Lens Practice, University of Alabama at Birmingham/School of Optometry
1987; O.D.; Southern College of Optometry
1985; B.S.; Southern College of Optometry
Dr. Campbell is a professor at SCO. His professional areas of interest include contact lens practice with a special emphasis on the management of presbyopia and astigmatism with contact lens correction and the development and administration of optometric residency programs.
In 2016, Dr. Campbell was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Campbell is an author on numerous publications and two book chapters dealing with his areas of interest. He has presented lectures at SCO-sponsored continuing education, at the American Academy of Optometry, and at several other organizations.
Dr. Campbell is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Campbell served on the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) from 2009 – 2018, including serving as the chair of the organization from 2011 - 2018. He has served on numerous committees, including: a National Board of Examiners in Optometry Examination Construction Committee (chair for two years), the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Residency Affairs Committee, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Residency Committee (chair for two years), the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Leadership and Professional Development Committee, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Quality Improvement Committee, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Planning Committee (chair for one year), the American Academy of Optometry Region 2 Admittance Committee (vice chair for seven years), and the American Academy of Optometry Resident's Day Committee (chair, 2007-2012.)
Dr. Campbell received the Teacher of the Year Award from the SCO graduating Class of 1989 and the SCO President's Special Recognition Award in 2004. In 2018, he was awarded the American Optometric Association’s President’s Award for Distinguished Service to Optometry for his work with the ACOE.