J. Bart Campbell, OD '87,
Professor, has been appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs after serving as Interim Vice President since last spring. The announcement was made by SCO President Lewis Reich, OD, PhD.
Following his graduation from SCO, Dr. Campbell completed his Contact Lens Residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. Since joining SCO's faculty in 1988, he has served in several leadership capacities, including as Chair of the Department of Optometric Education.
Currently Chair of the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, 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.
Dr. Campbell also has served as the Chair of the Department of Optometric Education, with primary responsibility for the design and implementation of the College's optometric curriculum. He 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.
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.