Jennifer Coyle, OD, MS, FAAO

Dean & Professor
UC Box: 
Jefferson Hall 201

Jennifer Coyle is the Dean of the Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Coyle, a graduate of Pacific University, completed a residency in contact lenses at the same institution and a Master's of Science in Clinical Optometry.  She team-taught the contact lens didactic, laboratory and clinical curriculum for 14 years at Pacific University.  During that time, Dr. Coyle was also in a private group practice in Beaverton, Oregon, specializing in contact lenses.  She is a contributing editor for Primary Care Optometry News, an editorial advisory board member of Optometry Times, a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate in the Section on Cornea and Contact Lenses.  Dr. Coyle is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, was named one of Vision Monday's 50 Most Influential Women in Optical in 2006 and received the 2010 Clarence G. Carkner Oregon Optometrist of the Year Award.  She lectures frequently at national and international meetings on cornea and contact lenses, and has authored many publications and book chapters on those topics.

Prior to her current position, Dr. Coyle has served as the Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Chief of Contact Lens Services and Coordinator of the Cornea and Contact Lens Residency.  She is also a Past-Chair of the Association of Contact Lens Educators and was a charter board member of Women of Vision.

Dr. Coyle is committed to the advancement of the profession of optometry, and currently serves as the first woman President of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), and for 5 years was the Chair of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Advocacy Committee.

What does she enjoy most about teaching at the College of Optometry?

"I truly appreciate the opportunity to get to know such a special group of people. Our students are bright, down-to-earth, creative, caring and incredibly motivated to be the best optometric physicians possible. Graduation is one of my favorite days of the year because it is an honor to watch them officially become my colleagues in the profession, and forever a member of the family of Pacific University and the College of Optometry."


  • MS, Pacific University, 2000
  • Residency in Contact Lenses, Pacific University, 1994
  • OD, Pacific University, 1993
  • BS, Pacific University, 1990