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Brian Thomas

Job TitlePhD, ABOM

Company NameRaritan Valley Community College


Brian A. Thomas, Ph.D., ABOM, NCLC, FNAO is the Ophthalmic Science program coordinator at Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch, New Jersey. Doctor Thomas has been a state licensed, practicing optician and involved in opticianry education for over thirty years, including service as an ABO and NAO approved lecturer. He has completed his Ph.D. degree in Educational Leadership, Management and Policy at Seton Hall University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with his M.A. degree in Health Professions Education from a joint program at Seton Hall University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. He also graduated with high honors from Essex County College with an A.A.S. degree in Ophthalmic Science, and from Union College with an A.A. degree in Business Administration, and received a B.S. degree in Allied Health Services/Health Management from Montclair State University, all in New Jersey. Professor Thomas has been engaged in all aspects of Opticianry education since 1981. He has developed many courses, both credit and non-credit, at the college level. He has also been a frequent lecturer for state opticianry organizations, a member of the Opticians Association of NJ (OANJ) board of directors, state Education Chair for the OANJ and he has been published many times by the National Academy of Opticianry as well as several other publications including past technical editor for ECP magazine.

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