CAROLE A. TIMPONE
DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR
CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF OPTOMETRY
University Faculty Senate Chair
Site Coordinator for the NBEO Clinical Skills Examination
O.D. State University of New York, 1981
Dr. Timpone joined Pacific University in 1983. Prior to coming to Pacific, Dr. Timpone was an instructor and clinical attending at State University of New York, College of Optometry (SUNY). Her areas of interest, research, and expertise include ocular disease, glaucoma and primary care optometry. Dr. Timpone served as the Director of the Pacific University Vision Clinic in Portland for over 15 years. As instructor for the Clinical Rounds course for fourth year students on clinical rotations, Dr. Timpone was instrumental in developing this course and making it Web-based, allowing student interns in remote areas to participate in case discussions. She received the President's Award for Excellence in Professional Education in 2004. She has served professional organizations in numerous roles, including Director of Education for the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. In addition, Dr. Timpone is the Site Coordinator for the administration of Clinical Skills Examination of Part III of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and Chair of the Faculty Senate. Dr. Timpone is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.
Originally from New York City, Dr. Timpone lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Her lush and prolific garden reflects her enjoyment of the hours spent on it. She also enjoys biking and travel.
What does she enjoy most about teaching at the College of Optometry?
"I enjoy working one-on-one with students in clinic. It is always exciting to watch the transformation and progress our students make as they put into practice what they have learned in laboratories and lectures. I also enjoy interacting with our students, via the Web-based Clinical Rounds course, while they are off on their preceptorships in sites across the United States and as far away as China, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, and Australia. We all learn by sharing cases, knowledge, and our professional experiences".