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MB Optometric Education Consulting, LLC

What We Do...

Optometric Education Consulting

At MB Optometric Education Consulting, LLC, we will strive to provide our clients with the services they need to start, maintain, or grow their optometry programs.  Dr. Michael Bacigalupi brings experience and professionalism to all projects.  



Dr. Michael Bacigalupi is an experienced educator, leader, and optometrist who brings passion to every project. With years of experience in the field of education and optometry, Dr. Bacigalupi has helped organizations grow and improve their institutions.  

Dr. Michael Bacigalupi was the Founding Dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville.  He served on the President’s Cabinet and the Executive Committee at the University of Pikeville.  Dr. Bacigalupi is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice.  He served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.  Prior to his appointment as Dean in 2018, he was the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for 13 years.

Dr. Bacigalupi earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston.  He has a Master of Science-Business Management with emphasis in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.  

Prior to transitioning to optometric education, Dr. Bacigalupi was in private optometric practice for 12 years. He owned and operated a solo-practice in rural west Texas serving as the county’s only eye care provider.  His private practice focused primarily on ocular disease and glaucoma management.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Optometric Association (TOA) and was honored as the Texas Young Optometrist of the Year in 2003. Dr. Bacigalupi served as the first chairman of the TOA Pre-Optometry Task Force.  He was a clinical examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.  He has twice been honored by Lions Club International with the International Service Award for his many eye care mission trips into Central and South America. 

Dr. Bacigalupi has taught extensively in leadership, optometric practice management and optometric theory & methods. Dr. Bacigalupi is a frequent author and lecturer in the areas of higher education leadership, student affairs, and admissions. 



At MB Optometric Education Consulting, LLC, we offer a wide range of services to help you achieve your educational goals. From curriculum design to leadership development, we have the expertise to help you succeed.



Dr. Michael Bacigalupi is a seasoned speaker and has been invited to lecture at numerous educational conferences and events. His engaging and informative presentations are tailored to the needs of his audience and are sure to leave a lasting impression.  Topics include - leadership, admissions, student success, student debt management, and more.  

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