Dr. Jackie Davis is AOA Educator of the Year
Jacqueline Davis (OD ’81, MPH) received the 2016 American Optometric Association's Educator of the Year Award at the organization's annual meeting in Boston.
Dr. Davis was a part-time clinical instructor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry from 1981 to 1987. She then devoted all of her time and energy to build a very successful private practice in Columbus. In 2005, she was appointed to the faculty by then-Dean Mel Shipp as the college’s first Clinic Chief of a new inner-city clinic. This facility was initially located on South High Street with one of Ohio State's Internal Medicine and College of Dentistry outreach clinics. Today, the physical location of this important outreach clinical experience for Opt IV students is at the Lower Lights Christian Center on West Broad Street, and Dr. Davis still serves as its Chief.
Dr. Davis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Past President of the Ohio State Board of Optometry. She is also a co-advisor of the college’s National Optometric Student Association (NOSA), and a visionary leader in the college's award-winning IDOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program.
Congratulations Dr. Davis!