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Optometry Vision Performance Standards Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Optometry, Optometrist, Vision, Vision Performance, Vision Standards, Contact Lenses Lens Care, Retina Treatments, Allergy Triggered Anaphylaxis,

Expert No. 2462

Education

O.D.    Illinois College of Optometry, 1979.
B.S.    Illinois Benedictine College, 1975.

Licensure

Missouri (TO 2647) Optometry (Diagnostic and Therapeutic Agents Certified)

Experience

1979-1981  Associate practice, Wooddale, IL.

1979-1985  Associate practice, Wheaton, IL.

1980-1983  Instructor, Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL.

1981-1985  Private Practice, Mundelein, IL.

1983-1985  Assistant Professor, Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL.

1986-1995  Staff Optometrist, Group Health Plan Inc., St. Louis, MO.

1987-1988  Chief Optometrist, Group Health Plan Inc., St. Louis, MO.

1988-1994  Assistant Professor, University of Missouri- St. Louis School of Optometry

1995-2008  Associate Professor, University of Missouri- St. Louis School of Optometry

1995-2011  Chief, Primary Care Service, University of Missouri- St. Louis School of Optometry

1997-2011  Deputy Director of Clinics, University of Missouri- St. Louis School of Optometry

2003- 2004  Acting Director- American Optometric Association Clinical Care Group

2008- 2011  Professor- University of Missouri-St. Louis, College of Optometry

2012-  Professor- University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry

2012-  Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs- University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry

Educational Experience-Illinois College of Optometry

1980-1983  Instructor, served as a preceptor in the Primary Care and Binocular Vision Clinics.

1983-1985  Assistant Professor, served as a preceptor in the Primary Care and Binocular Vision Clinics,
                also instructed in the clinical optometry laboratories.

Educational Experience-University of Missouri- St. Louis

Course and Laboratory Instruction

1988-2011  (521) Clinical Optometry II- Lecture and Laboratory

1988-2011  (550/560) Primary Care Clinic- Preceptor

1989-2011  (514) Clinical Optometry I- Lecture and Laboratory

1989-2011  (531) Clinical Optometry III- Lecture and Laboratory

1990-2011  (584/594) Externship Counselor

1991-96  (558) Geriatric Optometry Lab

1993-96  (571) Community Service Rotation

2002-2011  (520)Ophthalmic Optics-Lecture and Laboratory

Professional Society Membership and Offices Held

American Optometric Association
    Member – Multidisciplinary Practice Section
        Chair – Liaisons to Schools and Colleges of Optometry
    Nursing Home and Geriatric Practice Committee 1998-2001
    Commission on Ophthalmic Standards, 2001-2008
    Acting Director Clinical Care Group 2003- 2004
    Associate Director Clinical Care Section 2008-2009

Missouri Optometric Association
    Member
    Member-UMSL-MOA Relations Committee 1998-1999
    Liaison from UMSL to the MOA Board of Trustees, 1997-2000, 2010-11
    Member- Administrative Services Committee-2000
    Member- Affiliated Services Committee 1998- 2000, Board Liaison
    Member-MOA Board Coordinating Committee, 2000-05
    Secretary of the MOA Board of Trustees-2000-2001
    Member- Membership Services Committee 2001, Board Liaison
    Treasurer of the MOA, 2001-2002
    Member- Administrative Services Committee, Board Liaison
    President Elect of the MOA 2002-2003
    Member- Governmental Affairs Committee, Board Liaison
    Member- Children’s Vision Task Force
    President of the Missouri Optometric Assn. 2003-04
    Past President of the Missouri Optometric Assn. 2004-05
    Member- Public Relations Committee 2004-2005, Board Liaison
    Member-Public Relations Committee 2006-2007, 2008-11
    Chair-Government Relations Committee 2007-08
    Chair-Public Relations Committee 2009-2011

American Academy of Optometry
    Fellow – 1993-present
    Diplomate -1997-present-Section on Public Health and Environmental Vision, renewed 2007
    Assistant Diplomate Chair-Section on Public Health and Environmental Vision, 1999-2001.
    Diplomate Chair-Section on Public Health and Environmental Vision, 2001- 2004
    Academy Faculty Liaison to UMSL 2000-2007
    Chair-Section on Public Health and Environmental Vision, 2004-2006.
    
European Academy of Optometry and Optics
    Founder Member – 2009-present

National Academies of Practice
    Member 2012-present

Professional Training

Continuing Education
16 hours required annually for Optometry Re-Licensure (Missouri) 1980-present
Courses to allow practicing at the highest level of licensure in 1984, 1986 and 1993.

Papers Presented, Publications, Book Chapters, Grants Funded

Available Upon Request

Consultant

Dicon Instruments Advisory Board, 1992-98
Council on Clinical Optometric Care, 1992-93
Accrediting Council on Optometric Education, 1994-present
Expert Witness- State of Missouri Attorney General’s Office, 1996-2003
Commissioner- Governor’s Commission on Children’s Vision, 2008-2012
Chair- Governor’s Commission on Children’s Vision, 2010-2011

Contributing Editor

Journal of the American Optometric Association 1994-1999
Journal of Optometric Education, 2003-present

Faculty Advisor

Student Volunteers in Optometry in Service to Humanity (SVOSH), 1994-96
Gold Key Honor Society- 2006-2011

Visiting Scholar:
Hogeschool van Utrecht, The Netherlands     1996

Fellow:
James T. Bush Sr., Center for Public Policy Research, 1996-97
Presidential Leadership Institute, 2004-2005
Center for International Studies, 2005-06, 2008-11

Research Associate:
Center for International Studies    1998-99

Awards

Optometric Educators Association-Journalistic Achievement, Second Place, 1996
U.S. Army- War on Terrorism Service Medal, 2003
St. Louis Optometric Society, Optometrist of the Year, 2004
President’s Academic Leadership Institute, 2004-2005
J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Fulbright Scholar, Poland, 2005
Illinois College of Optometry, Distinguished Alumni Award in Education, 2005
Order of Witela, Honorary Optics Society, 2006
Missouri Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year-2007
Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Fraternity- Educator of the Year- 2011

Member

Missouri Children’s Vision Commission-Governor’s Appointment, 2007-2012
Missouri Children’s Vision Commission-Chair, 2010-2011

College Service– University of Missouri

1988    Member – Admissions Committee
1988    Member – Clinic Council    

1989    Member – Admissions Committee
1989    Member – Clinic Council
1989    Member – Faculty Council, Planning and Fiscal Committee

1990    Member – Admissions Committee
1990    Member – Clinic Council
1990    Member – Faculty Council, Planning and Fiscal Committee

1991    Member – Admissions Committee
1991    Member – Clinic Council
1991    Member – Faculty Council, Planning and Fiscal Committee

1992    Member – Admissions Committee
1992    Member – Clinic Policy Committee
1992    Member – Dean’s Council
1992    Secretary – Faculty Steering Committee
1992    Member – Clinic Council
1992    Member – Senate Committee on University Relations
1992    Member – Faculty Council, Planning and Fiscal Committee
1992    Member – Graduate Council Committee on Curriculum and Instruction

1993    Member – Admissions Committee
1993    Member – Clinic Policy Committee
1993    Member – Dean’s Council
1993    Secretary – Faculty Steering Committee
1993    Member – Clinic Council
1993    Member – Senate Committee on University Relations
1993    Member – Optometry School Residency Committee
1993    Member – Graduate Council Committee on Curriculum and Instruction

1994    Member – Admissions Committee
1994    Member – Clinic Policy Committee
1994    Member – Optometry School Residency Committee
1994    Member – Faculty Council
1994    Member – Faculty Council Steering Committee
1994    Member – Senate Committee on Curriculum and Instruction
1994    Secretary – Core Faculty
1994    Member – Dean’s Council

1995    Member – Clinic Policy Committee
1995    Member – Optometry School Residency Committee
1995    Member – Faculty Council
1995    Member – Faculty Council Steering Committee
1995    Member – Faculty Council Administrator Evaluation Committee
1995    Member – Senate Committee on Curriculum and Instruction
1995    Secretary – Core Faculty
1995    Member – Dean’s Council

1996    Member – Clinic Policy Committee
1996    Member – Optometry School Residency Committee
1996    Member – Faculty Council
1996    Member – Faculty Council Steering Committee
1996    Member – Faculty Council Administrator Evaluation Committee
1996    Member – Senate Committee on Curriculum and Instruction
1996    Chair – Core Faculty
1996    Member – Dean’s Council
1996    Senator- University Senate
1996    Graduate Council New Program Committee
1996    Faculty Handbook Committee
1996    Educational Policy Task Force

1997    Member – Clinic Policy Committee
1997    Member – Optometry School Residency Committee
1997    Member – Faculty Council
1997    Member – Faculty Council Steering Committee
1997    Member – Faculty Council Administrator Evaluation Committee
1997    Acting Chair- Faculty Grievance Committee
1997    Member – Senate Committee on Curriculum and Instruction
1997    Chair – Core Faculty
1997    Member – Dean’s Council
1997    Senator- University Senate
1997    Graduate Council New Program Committee
1997    Member-UMSL-MOA Relations Committee
1997    Liaison from UMSL to the MOA Board of Trustees

1998    Member – Clinic Policy Committee
1998    Member – Optometry School Residency Committee
1998    Member – Faculty Council
1998    Member – Faculty Council Administrator Evaluation Committee
1998    Member – Senate Computer Committee
1998    Member – Dean’s Council
1998    Member-UMSL-MOA Relations Committee
1998    Liaison from UMSL to the MOA Board of Trustees

1999    Member – Clinic Policy Committee
1999    Member – Optometry School Residency Committee
1999    Member – Senate Library Committee
1999    Member – Dean’s Council
1999    Member-UMSL-MOA Relations Committee
1999    Liaison from UMSL to the MOA Board of Trustees
1999    Secretary – Core Faculty
1999    Liaison from UMSL to the St. Louis Optometric Association
1999    Chair- ACOE Committee Standard III

2000    Member – Clinic Policy Committee
2000    Member – Optometry School Residency Committee
2000    Member – Senate Library Committee
2000    Member – Dean’s Council
2000    Member-UMSL-MOA Relations Committee
2000    Liaison from UMSL to the MOA Board of Trustees
2000    Vice Chair – Core Faculty
2000    Liaison from UMSL to the St. Louis Optometric Association
2000    Chair- ACOE Committee Standard III

2001    Member -Clinic Policy Committee
2001    Member -Senate Library Committee
2001    Chair- ACOE Committee Standard III
2001    Member-Fall Research Panel

2002    Member -Senate Library Committee
2002    Member -Clinic Policy Committee
2002    Member-Fall Research Panel
2002    Member-Graduate School New Program Committee
2002    Member-Faculty Committee
2002    Member-Facilities Committee

2003    Member -Senate Library Committee
2003    Member -Clinic Policy Committee
2003    Member-Fall Research Panel
2003    Member-Graduate School New Program Committee
2003    Member-Faculty Committee
2003    Member-Facilities Committee

2004    Member -Clinic Policy Committee
2004    Member-Fall Research Panel
2004    Member-Graduate School New Program Committee
2004    Member-Faculty Committee
2004            Member-Facilities Committee

2005    Member -Clinic Policy Committee
2005    Member-Faculty Committee
2005            Member-Facilities Committee
2005            Member-Senate Academic Advisory Committee

2006    Member -Clinic Policy Committee
2006    Member-Faculty Committee
2006            Member-Facilities Committee
2006            Member-Curriculum Committee
2006            Senator-University Assembly/Faculty Senate
2006            Member-Senate Academic Advisory Committee
2006            Chair-ASCO Healthy Eyes, Healthy People Curriculum Committee

2007    Member -Clinic Policy Committee
2007    Member-Faculty Committee
2007            Member-Curriculum Committee
2007            Senator-University Assembly/Faculty Senate
2007            Member-Senate Academic Advisory Committee
2007            Chair-ASCO Healthy Eyes, Healthy People Curriculum Committee
2007            Member- University Accreditation Steering Committee
2007            Member- University Budget and Planning Committee

2008    Member -Clinic Policy Committee
2008    Member-Faculty Committee
2008            Member-Curriculum Committee
2008            Senator-University Assembly/Faculty Senate
2008            Member-University Accreditation Steering Committee
2008            Member- College Accreditation Committee, Curriculum Standard
2008            Member- College Accreditation Committee, Clinic Standard
2008            Member- Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Public Radio
2008            Member- University Budget and Planning Committee
2008            Member-University Promotion and Tenure Committee

2009    Member -Clinic Policy Committee
2009    Member-Faculty Workload Committee
2009            Member-Curriculum Committee
2009            Senator-University Assembly/Faculty Senate
2009            Member- Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Public Radio
2009            Member- University Budget and Planning Committee
2009            Member-University Promotion and Tenure Committee

2010    Member -Clinic Policy Committee
2010    Member-Faculty Workload Committee
2010            Member-Curriculum Committee
2010            Senator-University Assembly/Faculty Senate
2010            Member- University Budget and Planning Committee
2010            Member-University Promotion and Tenure Committee
2010            Consultant- American Board of Optometry
2011    Member -Clinic Policy Committee
2011    Member-Faculty Workload Committee
2011            Member-Curriculum Committee
2011            Senator-University Assembly/Faculty Senate
2011            Member- University Budget and Planning Committee
2011            Member-University Promotion and Tenure Committee
2011            Consultant- American Board of Optometry

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