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Dr. Kenneth R. Seger Named Department Chair for Clinical Education at NSUCO

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Dr. Kenneth R. Seger Named Department Chair for Clinical Education at NSUCO

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (NSUCO) announces that Kenneth R. Seger, OD, MS, FAAO, associate professor, has been named Department Chair for Clinical Education.

Dr. Seger received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1975 from the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry. He spent the next academic year as a Research Fellow of the University of California Professional Studies Abroad Program at the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Science in the All-India Institute for Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. The following year was spent as a Demonstrator and graduate student at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Ophthalmic Optics in Manchester, England. His work on the effects of selected visual pathologies on chromatic and luminance functions led to a Master of Science degree.

In 1984, Dr. Seger returned to academia, joining the clinical faculty at the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry on a part-time basis. He served as an Associate Clinical Professor for 16 years. Dr. Seger divided his time between the third and fourth year primary care clinics and the cornea and contact lens specialty clinic. Among the highlights during this time was serving as Chief of the Tang Optometric Center at the university’s health center for five years, serving continuously on the faculty advisory committee since its inception and twice serving as a visiting lecturer for Beijing Medical University-University of California Berkeley School of Optometry Sino-American Optometric Conferences in 1996 and 1997 in Beijing, China. He also was selected as a Research Fellow for the joint American Academy of Optometry/American Optometric Association research Training conference. During this time, Dr. Seger maintained a private practice in Berkeley, California.

After 18 years in optometric education and 23 years in private practice, Dr. Seger was ready for a new challenge. Dr. Seger joined NSUCO as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Optometric Theory and Methods Courses and Labs. He has taught in every one of the OTM courses as well as provided leadership, stability and a sense of ownership to the series of courses that prepare the optometry students for clinical practice. From April 2003 through August 2004, Dr. Seger served as the Primary Care Clinic Chief for the main university clinic, The Eye Care Institute. He continued as the Module One Director for Primary Care Clinic through 2008 when he returned to his graduate work roots and took over the Monocular Sensory Processes courses. For several years, he has taught OTM IV where the emphasis is thinking clinically and putting together the whole comprehensive exam.

Dr. Seger has received teaching awards nine times, honored as “Professor of the Year” and “Best Clinical Preceptor” by the students. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.


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