People of the Vision Performance Institute

 

James Sheedy, OD, PhD

Director of Optometric Research

Vision Performance Institute
BS, Wayne State University, 1969
OD, Ohio State University, 1974
MS, Ohio State University, 1974
PhD, Ohio State University, 1977

 

John R. Hayes, PhD

Associate Professor of Optometry

VPI Biostatistician and Primary Investigator

BA, College of Wooster, 1970
MA, The Ohio State University, 1972
PhD, The Ohio State University, 1996

 

Yu-Chi Tai, Ph.D.

VPI Manager and Primary Investigator

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Optometry

BA, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 1990

MA, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 1993

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004

Post Doctoral, The Ohio State University, 2004-2006

 

Shu-Nan Yang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Optometry

VPI Primary Investigator

BA, National Chaiyi Normal University, Taiwan, 1987
MA, National Cheng-chi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1996
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002

 

Hannu Laukkanen, OD, MEd

Clinical Professor of Optometry

VPI Primary Investigator

BS, University of Oregon, 1974
BS, Pacific University, 1983
OD, Pacific University, 1984
Teaching Fellow, Pacific University, 1984-86
MEd, Pacific University, 1994

 

James Kundart, OD, MEd

Associate Professor of Optometry

VPI Primary Investigator

BA, BS, Pennsylvania State University, 1993
MEd-VFL, Pacific University, 1999
OD, Pacific University, 1999
Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation,,
State University of New York, 2000

 

Scott Cooper, OD, MEd

Professor of Optometry

VPI Primary Investigator

BS, South Dakota State University, 1986
OD, Pacific University, 1990
Teaching Fellow, Pacific University, 1990-92
MEd, Pacific University, 1993

 

James Butler, PhD

Associate Professor & Chair of Physics (2004)

BS, Eastern Oregon University, 1994
MS, Lehigh University, 1996
PhD, Lehigh University, 2000

 

Hayley McCoy, BS, OD Candidate

VPI Research Assistant

BS, Weber State College, 2009

 

Andrew Reder, BS

VPI Research Assistant

BS Psychology, University of Oregon, 2009

 

David Glabe, MS, OD Candidate

VPI Co-Investigator and Web Manager

BS Biology, Brigham Young University, 2008

MS Vision Science, Pacific University, 2011

 

Samuel Adelman, BS, OD Candidate

VPI Research Assistant

BA, UC-Santa Cruz, 1998

Lanen Vaughn, BA

VPI Research Assistant

BA Psychology

BA International Studies

BA Social Science

 

James Sharp, BS, OD Candidate

VPI Research Assistant and Web Manager

BS Engineering Physics, Oregon State University, 2001

BS Basic Science, Oregon State University, 2010

 

Jennifer Gietzen, BS Candidate

VPI Research Assistant