Apr 04, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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 

Harold E. Bedell. Professor Emeritus of Optometry and Physiological Optics. Ph.D., University of Florida.

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.

Jerald S. Strickland. Professor Emeritus of Optometry. O.D., Indiana University; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Faculty

Heather A. Anderson. Associate 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.

Baskar Arumugam. Research Assistant Professor of Physiological Optics. Ph.D., University of Melbourne.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Louvenia Carter-Dawson. Senior Research Professor of Physiological Optics. Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Division of Biomedical Science.

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

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

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

Daniel R. Coates. Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Vivien J. Coulson-Thomas. Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. Ph.D., Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.

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

Vallabh E. Das. Chair of Basic Sciences. Benedict-Pitts Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.

Jennifer L. Deakins. Clinical 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.

Janet Garza. Clinical Assistant Professor. O.D., University of Houston.

Kevin Gee. Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D., University of Houston.

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 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.

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

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

Wendy Harrison. Associate Professor. O.D., Indiana University, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Li-Fang Hung. Research Scientist. B. Med., Chung-Shan Medical and Dental College Taiwan. O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston.

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.

Matthew Kauffman. Visiting Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D., University of Houston.

Lucy Kehinde. Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry. Ph.D., O.D., University of Alabama.

Andrew Kemp. Visiting Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D., University of Houston. Residency in Ocular Disease at the Cedar Springs Eye Clinic.

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

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

Karen L. Lee. Clinical Assistant Professor. O.D., Indiana University; Cornea and Contact Lens Residency, Southern California College of Optometry.

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.

Anna-Kaye Logan. Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D., Nova Southeastern University. Residency in Cornea and Contact Lens, University of Houston.

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.

Muriel Martinez. Visiting Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D., University of Houston. Residency in Pediatric Optometry, University of Houston.

Rebekah Montes. Visiting Assistant Professor of Optometry. O.D., University of Houston. Residency in Community Based Family Practice, University of Houston.

Susana Moreno. Clinical Director, Hope Eye Clinic. O.D., University of Houston. Teaching Fellowship, University of Houston.

Sheila Morrison. Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry. M.S, O.D., Pacific University. Residency in Cornea and Contact Lens, Pacific University.

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

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

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

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

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

Nimesh B. Patel. Associate 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 G. Piccolo. Associate Dean for Professional Advancement and Chair of Clinical Sciences. Associate Professor of Optometry. O.D., Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

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

Guoting Qin. Research Assistant Professor of Physiological Optics. Ph.D., University of Houston.

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

Vijay Krishna Raghunathan. Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. Ph.D., University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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

Kathryn Richdale. Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. O.D., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

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

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

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

Padhmalatha Segu. Clinical 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 of Optometry. 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 B. Stevenson. Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. Ph.D., Brown 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 Professor of Optometry. O.D., University of Waterloo; Ph.D., University of Houston College of Optometry.

Maria Walker. Lecturer. M.S., O.D., The New England College of Optometry. Residency in Cornea and Contact Lens, Pacific University.

Joe L. Wheat. Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry. O.D., Ph.D., 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 A. Anderson. Associate Professor. 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.

Baskar Arumugam. Research Assistant Professor of Physiological Optics. Ph.D., University of Melbourne. Operational properties of vision-dependent mechanisms that regular refractive development, visual influences on eye growth and myopia treatment strategies.

Julia Benoit. Research Assistant Professor of Physiological Optics. Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Statistical methodology for longitudinal studies.

Jan P. G. Bergmanson. Brien Holden 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., Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Myopia, contact lens, aberrations of the eye.

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

Louvenia Carter-Dawson. Senior Research Professor. Ph.D. Harvard Medical School, Division of Biomedical Science. Retinal cell biology, confocal microscopy of retina and optic nerve, retinal ganglion cell injury and death in glaucoma.

Han Cheng. Clinical 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.

Daniel R. Coates. Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Spatial vision, color vision, reading, and statistical and psychophysical methods.

Vivien J. Coulson-Thomas. Assistant Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. Ph.D., Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. Study of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans in the field of: cornea, cancer, wound healing, stem cells, inflammation, development, spinal cord injury and nerve regeneration.

Vallabh E. Das. Benedict-Pitts 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.

Wendy Harrison. Associate Professor. O.D., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Structural and functional changes in the eye in patients with diabetes.

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.

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 D. 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.

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

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

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

Nimesh B. 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 glaucoma 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.

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

Guoting Qin. Research Assistant Professor. Ph.D., University of Houston. Ocular surface pathology, drug delivery, antimicrobial peptides, applications of surface chemistry.

Vijay Krishna Raghunathan. Assistant Professor of Optometry and Vision Science. Ph.D., University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Mechanobiology of normal and diseased ocular tissues, novel strategies for tissue engineering/regenerative medicine of ocular tissues.

Rachel L. 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.

Kathryn Richdale. Associate Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. O.D., Ph.D.,The Ohio State University. Contact lenses, presbyopia, accommodation, anterior segment effects of diabetes and obesity.

Eric R. Ritchey. 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. 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 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.

Joe L. Wheat. Clinical Associate Professor. O.D., Ph.D., University of Houston. Structure-function relations in glaucoma and other ocular diseases.