Graham Erickson

Graham Erickson, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

UC Box 
Jefferson Hall 329

Dr. Graham Erickson has been on the faculty since 1998, and currently teaches the Pediatric Optometry, Vision Therapy and Sports Vision courses. He is a diplomate in the Binocular Vision and Perception Section of the American Academy of Optometry, and fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

He has authored the text Sports Vision: Vision Care for the Enhancement of SportsPerformance, currently the only resource both for the student learning about the field, and the practitioner seeking a deeper understanding and application of Sports Vision. In addition, Dr. Erickson co-authored the text Optometric Management of Reading Dysfunction, and published chapters and articles in various optometric journals. He lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of Sports Vision, pediatrics, binocular vision, and dyslexia.

Dr. Erickson has served as chair of the Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry section of the American Academy of Optometry, Chair of the American Optometric Association Sports Vision Section council, and is currently the Oregon director for the Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes vision health program.

In his free time, Dr. Erickson enjoys spending time with his family, running, skiing, backpacking, playing music and traveling.


Residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy, Southern California College of Optometry, 1991

OD, Pacific University, 1990

BS, Pacific University, 1988


Professor Graham Erickson wrote an article about sports vision and optimizing visual performance. 

Dr. Fawzy Elbarbry

Dr. Fawzy Elbarbry, an associate professor in the university’s School of Pharmacy, will serve as faculty trustee. Chika Matsumoto ’21, an undergraduate exercise science major, will serve as an undergraduate student trustee.

President Hallick provides an update about the recent board meeting, including discussions and approved action items.

Julia Brim-Edwards (Nike), Sheri Garboden '76 (Flir Systems) and Norman Scott '63 (Ret. US Navy) began their terms on July 1 along with faculty representative Graham Erickson (College of Optometry) and graduate student representative Katie Ohene (Clinical Psychology). Longtime trustee Gerald Yoshida '73 elected as board chair.