Nov 20, 2018  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Faculty: College of Optometry


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Faculty Emeriti 

Randall Jose.  Professor Emeritus of Optometry.  O.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Penelope Kegel-Flom.  Professor Emeritus of Optometry.  Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Paul L. Pease.  Professor Emeritus of Optometry.  O.D., Pennsylvania College of Optometry; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Faculty

Heather Anderson.  Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston.

Raymond Applegate.  Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics and Borish Chair of Optometry.  O.D. Indiana University; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.

Julia Benoit.  Assistant Research Professor of Physiological Optics. Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Jan P. G. Bergmanson.  Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., Pennsylvania College of Optometry; Ph.D., Sc.D., The City University, London, England.

David A. Berntsen.  Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., University of Houston; Residency in Cornea and Contact Lens, M.S. and Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

Rudy Black.  Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Houston.

Roger L. Boltz.  Chief Financial Officer and Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston.

Alan R. Burns.  Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., University of British Columbia.

Carolyn Carman.  Clinical Professor of Optometry.  O.D., Southern College of Optometry.

Moriah Chandler. Visiting Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D., the Ohio State University

Han Cheng.  Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., O.D., University of Houston.

Yuzo Chino.  Benedict-McFadden Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Debra Currie.  Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry O.D., University of Waterloo; M.S., University of Houston.

Vallabh E. Das, Ph.D.  Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.

Jennifer Deakins.  Visiting Assistant Professor of Optometry O.D., University of Houston; Residency in Ocular Disease at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, Texas.

Joe Deloach.  Clinical Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Houston.

Karen D. Fern.  Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., Pacific University; Residency in Pediatric Optometry, University of Houston.

Laura J. Frishman.  Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and John and Rebecca Moores Professor.  Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Nancy George.  Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Houston.

Gavin Gerondale.  Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry.  O.D., Northeast Oklahoma State University.

Amber Gaume Giannoni.  Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry.  O.D., Fellowship in Cornea and Contact Lens Research, University of Houston.

Marcus Gonzales.  Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Houston.

Samuel Hanlon.  Research Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., Southern College of Optometry; M.S., California State University at Fullerton; Ph.D., University of Houston.

Ronald S. Harwerth.  John and Rebecca Moores Professor.  Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Ralph J. Herring.  Assistant Dean for Professional Studies, Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Houston; Residency in Family Practice Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Nicky R. Holdeman.  Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Executive Director University Eye Institute, Chief of Medical Services and Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Houston; M.D., Texas Tech University.

Nicole Hooper.  Visiting Assistant Professor of Optometry.  O.D., Southern California College of Optometry.

Casey Johnston.  Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry.  O.D. University of Houston;.

Kassaundra Johnston.  Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry.  O.D., Residency in Pediatric Optometry, University of Houston.

Tonya G. Ketcham.  Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D., Indiana University School of Optometry; Ph.D., Indiana University Medical School.

Julianne Knowles.  Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry.  O.D., Ferris State University.

Zanna Kruoch. O.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D. University of Houston

Kimberly Lambreghts.Associate Dean for Professional Studies,   Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry.  R.N., Pace University; O.D., SUNY College of Optometry; Residency in Hospital-Based Optometry, Northpost V.A. Medical Center, New York.

Norman E. Leach.  Clinical Professor of Optometry.  O.D., M.S., University of Houston.

John Lewis.  Visiting Professor of Optometry.  M.S., Rice University; M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch; Residency in Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Yale Law School.

Ruth E. Manny.  Charles R. Stewart Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston.

Danica Marrelli.  Clinical Professor of Optometry. O.D., University of Houston; Residency in Hospital-Based Optometry, Ft. Howard/Baltimore V.A. Medical Center.

Jason Marsack.  Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., University of Houston; M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.

Jessica Mathew.  Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., O.D., University of Houston.

Alison M. McDermott.  Golden-Golden Professor of Optometry and Vision Science.  Ph.D., University of London.

Swati Modi. Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Houston; Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation, University of Houston.

Bruce Onofrey.  Professor of Optometry.  R.Ph., University of Illinois; O.D., Illinois College of Optometry; Residency in Primary Care, Albuquerque VAMC.

Lisa Ostrin.  Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., Physiological Optics and Vision Sciences; O.D., University of Houston.

Deborah Otteson.  Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Anastas F. Pass.  Associate Professor of Optometry.  O.D., Illinois College of Optometry; M.S., University of Houston.

Katrina Parker.  Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry.  O.D., Illinois College of Optometry; Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses, University of Houston.

Lloyd Pate.  Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Houston.

Nimesh Patel.  Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., University of Houston; O.D., Southern College of Optometry.

David M. Perrigin.  Associate Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Houston.

Judith Perrigin.  Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Houston.

Marcus Piccolo.  Associate Dean for Professional Advancement, Associate Professor of Optometry.  O.D., Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Jason Porter. Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Daniel Powell.  Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry.  Ph.D., M.S., Vision Science, The Ohio State University; O.D., Pacific University.

Sam Quintero. Adjunct Associate Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Houston.

Rachel Redfern.  Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston.

Eric R. Ritchey. Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. O.D., Ph.D. the Ohio State University

John Robson.  Senior Research Professor of Optometry and Vision Science.  M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., University of Cambridge.

Krystal Schulle. Visiting Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D. University of Houston.

Padhmalatha Segu.  Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry and Director of Optometry Services at Good Neighbor Healthcare Center.  O.D., University of Houston; Residency in Hospital-Based Optometry, American Lake V.A. Medical Center.

Lanny Shulman.  Clinical Associate Professor.  Ph.D., O.D., University of Houston.

Earl L. Smith, III. Dean and Greeman-Petty Professor of Vision Development. O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston.

Scott Stevenson.  Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., Brown University.

Anita Ticak.  Clinical Assistant Professor.  O.D., M.S., The Ohio State University.

Ashley Wallace-Tucker.  Visiting Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D., University of Houston.

James Walters.  Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  Ph.D., Michigan State University; O.D., New England College of Optometry.

Janice Wensveen.  Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of Waterloo; Ph.D., University of Houston College of Optometry.

Suzanne Wickum.  Clinical  Professor of Optometry.  O.D., University of California at Berkeley; Residency in Pediatrics/Binocular Vision, University of Houston.

Mona Younes.  Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry.  M.B.Ch.B. in Medicine, University of Alexandria, Egypt; O.D., M.S., University of Houston. 

Faculty Research 

Heather Anderson.  Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston.  Objective measurements of accommodation in children and factors limiting quality in individuals with Down Syndrome.

Raymond Applegate.  Professor and Borish Chair of Optometry.  O.D., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.  Visual optics, ocular aberrations, cataract, refractive surgery, early disease detection.

Jan P. G. Bergmanson.  Professor.  Ph.D., Sc.D., City University (London); O.D., Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  Anatomy and pathology of cornea, corneal response to contact lenses, ultrastructural analysis of laser effects on ocular tissue.

David A. Berntsen.  Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., University of Houston; Residency in Cornea and Contact Lens, M.S. and Ph.D., The Ohio State University.  Myopia, contact lens, aberrations of the eye.

Alan R. Burns.  Professor.  Ph.D., University of British Columbia.  Inflammation of the cornea, cornea wound healing; leucocyte biology.

Han Cheng.  Clinical Associate Professor.  O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston.  Noninvasive functional and structural evaluation of the visual pathways under normal and pathological conditions.

Yuzo M. Chino.  Benedict-McFadden Professor.  Ph.D., Syracuse.  Neural plasticity; effects of abnormal visual experience on retinogeniculostriate pathways.

Vallabh E. Das.  Professor. Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.  Development of visual and oculomotor function; Response properties of neural oculomotor circuits in strabismus.

Karen D. Fern.  Associate Professor.  O.D., Pacific University.  Vision development, assessing visual functions in preschool children, preschool vision screening.

Laura J. Frishman.  John and Rebecca Moores Professor.  M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.  Retinal physiology, retinal origins and cellular mechanisms of the electroretinogram (ERG).

Samuel Hanlon.  Research Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics.  O.D., Southern College of Optometry; M.S., California State University at Fullerton; Ph.D., University of Houston.  Corneal inflammation, nerve regeneration and wound healing; developing animal models for studying meibormian gland dysfunction and early signs of ocular inflammation related to contact lens wear.

Ronald S. Harwerth.  John and Rebecca Moores Professor.  O.D., University of Houston; Ph.D., Texas Health Science Center at Houston.  Psychophysics of vision, animal psychophysics, structure-function relationships in glaucoma: non-human primate and human models.

Norman Leach.  Clinical Professor.  O.D., M.S., University of Houston.  Primary care and contact lenses.

Ruth E. Manny.  Charles R. Stewart Professor.  O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston.  Development of normal and abnormal vision in human infants; preschool vision screening.

Jason Marsack.  Assistant Professor.  Ph.D, University of Houston; M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.  Visual optics, ocular aberrations and optical corrections, wavefront guided contact lens development.

Alison McDermott.  Golden-Golden Professor.  Ph.D., University of London. Corneal cell biology and immunology, wound healing, and pathology of the ocular surface.

Lisa Ostrin.  Assistant Professor.  O.D., University of Houston; Ph.D., Physiological Optics and Vision Sciences.  Structural and functional ocular changes in myopia, susceptibility for other ocular disorders, such as glacoma, in myopic eyes.

Deborah Otteson.  Associate Professor.  Ph.D., University of Michigan.  Genetic, celluar and molecular perspectives on morphogenesis, neurogenesis and regeneration of the retina in vertebrates.  Molecular regulation of cell-specific gene expression in the retina.

Anastas F. Pass.  Associate Professor. O.D., Illinois College of Optometry; M.S., University of Houston.  Spatial and spatio-temporal characteristics of the diseased eye, clinical visual psychophysics, and aging.

Nimesh Patel.  Assistant Professor.  Ph.D., University of Houston; O.D., Southern College of Optometry.  Methodologies for structural analysis that account for non-neuronal tissue and ocular magnification, structural risk factors for glacoma progression, and the relationship between ganglion cell layer/inner plexiform layer thickness and visual function.

Judy Perrigin.  Professor.  O.D., University of Houston.  Contact lenses primary eye care; medical laboratory analysis; ocular microbiology’s epidemiology of refractive errors.

Marcus Piccolo.  Associate Professor.  O.D., Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  Ocular disease; ocular pharmacology; contact lenses and primary care.

Jason Porter. Associate Professor.  Ph.D., University of Rochester.  High-resolution retinal imaging with adaptive optics, scanning laser opthalmoscopy, mechanics of retinal disease.

Rachel Redfern.  Assistant Professor O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston. Toll-like receptors in ocular surface pathology, ocular allergy, ocular surface inflammation, dry eye disease.

Eric R. Ritchey. Clinical Assistant Professor, O.D. Ph.D. The Ohio State University. Myopia development and contact lenses.

John Robson. Senior Research Professor.  M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D, Cambridge.  Retinal electrophysiology; visual neurophysiology; light adaptation, contrast sensitivity, and normal lens pigmentation.

Krystal Schulle. Visiting Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D. University of Houston. Myopia, contact lenses, and myopia progression.

Earl L. Smith III. Greeman-Petty Professor.  O.D., Ph.D. University of Houston.  Amblyopia; binocular vision; psychophysical and neurophysiological effects of abnormal visual experience; myopia.

Scott B. Stevenson.  Associate Professor.  Ph.D., Brown University.  Vergence eye movements and binocular coordination; stereoscopic depth perception; modeling of binocular image matching processes.

Janice Wensveen.  Clinical Associate Professor.  O.D., University of Waterloo, Ph.D., University of Houston.  Stereopsis in normal and abnormal binocular vision; clinical accommodative/vergence anomalies; risk factors for myopia.