NADA J. LINGEL
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF OPTOMETRY
B.S., Pacific University, 1979
O.D., Pacific University, 1981
M.S., Pacific University, 1988
Residency in Hospital Based Optometry,
Albuquerque VAMC, 1993
Dr. Lingel has taught at Pacific University for more than 30 years and currently teaches classes in ocular disease, systemic disease and physical diagnosis. The students selected her as the Didactic Faculty Member of the Year in 2012 and she was honored with the Clarence G. Carkner OD of the Year Award from the Oregon Optometric Physician Association in 2009. Dr. Lingel is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and serves on the Admittance Committee for the Academy. She has volunteered her time for many other organizations in optometry, serving as a member of the board for the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association from 2005 - 2009. She was also a member of the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education that accredits professional optometric degree, residency and technician programs in North America for nine years, serving as the Chair from June 2002 until June 2004. As a Senior Fellow for the World Council of Optometry, she traveled to Brazil for 6 weeks to help universities as they worked to developed optometry programs. Additional previous experiences include private practice optometry, serving as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs at Pacific University; serving as an attending doctor at Sheppard Air Force Base and the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Portland, Oregon; and performing research at the Corneal and Contact Lens Research Unit in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Lingel is published in texts and numerous journal articles. She enjoys presenting continuing education on all aspects of primary care.
Dr. Lingel is a skilled watercolorist and photographer. She enjoys bicycle riding and geocaching.
What does she enjoy most about teaching at the College of Optometry?
"Getting the students to think about why things occur and apply learned information to clinical situations."