Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Fenska on being named the 2017 KMK Instructor of the Year!   Dr. Fenska is well known for his engaging lecture style and ability to simplify complicated topics for students.   Most of all, he has a unique ability to connect with students and create a learning experience that is fun, upbeat, and memorable for each audience.  He is a lifelong longer who is obsessed with improving his knowledge-base and ability to connect and engage his students.   At each course across the country, students fill out a survey to evaluate KMK instructors, and these evaluations serve as the foundation for this award.  This represents a huge accomplishment for Dr. Fenska because the award is entirely objective and reflects student feedback from schools and universities of optometry throughout the United States and Canada.  


Dr. Fenska currently serves as Assistant Clinical Professor for Northeastern State University (NSU) Oklahoma College of Optometry working directly with 3rd and 4th year optometry students.  Ryan graduated from NSU with a B.S. in Chemistry and completed optometry school at the Oklahoma College of Optometry.   This is not his first time being recognized as an outstanding educator.  In 2014, he was honored as Outstanding Clinical Professor by the Oklahoma College of Optometry graduating class. When Ryan joined the KMK team, his impact was felt immediately.  He took one of the toughest subjects in our curriculum, Optics, and immediately simplified the teaching approach and clarity for students. 

” The best part about Ryan is his character.  He is genuine and students love him.  We feel lucky to have him teach for KMK. ”


– Co-Founder & CPO, Melissa Cheatham

Optics is a challenging topic to begin with, but many schools use different variables and teaching approaches, so it takes a uniquely gifted person to teach at 10+ schools each year and have the consistency to win the top award for KMK teachers.    

Dr. Fenska and his wife, Kristen, are blessed with 3 children Kate, Landon, and Jackson. We are excited to congratulate and extend gratitude to Dr. Fenska for this commitment to students nationwide! 

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