John Smith '78, O.D. '80

John Smith '78, O.D. '80

John Smith ’78, O.D. ’80, who served as associate dean for academic programs in the College of Optometry for the past four years, has retired with faculty emeritus status. Smith began teaching part time at Pacific University in 1980. He also served as director of vision care service at the Washington School for the Blind beginning in 1983, and helped secure nearly $400,000 in grants to support that organization. He joined Pacific’s faculty full time in 1988 and served 14 years as chair of the optometry faculty.