Applied Vision Science | BAVS Faculty

Associate Professor

Patrick Caroline serves as an associate professor at Pacific University College of Optometry. He team-teaches the contact lens curriculum.

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Scott Cooper's areas of expertise and research include visual performance, visual perception, vision and learning, and case analysis.


Dr. Eakland is well known for his interest in cutting-edge technology. He was the associate dean for clinical programs at the College of Optometry from 1999-2013 and served as interim dean in 2006.


Dr. Erickson is an expert in sports vision, and his research interests also include pediatric optometry, binocular vision and vision therapy.

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Dr. Hayes is a member of the Vision Ergonomics Research Group and teaches evidence-based optometry, public health and research methods.

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Ho is an Assistant Professor with the College of Optometry who received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2012 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry after earning her BS degree in Biochemistry/Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego.

Professor/Associate Dean of Academic Programs

Dr. Fraser Horn is the Associate Dean of Academic Programs. Along with his passion for teaching, he has a passion for sports vision and ocular disease.

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Assistant Professor/Director, EyeClinic Hillsboro

Dr. Kenning, a Pacific University graduate, completed a residency at the Veterans Administration St. Louis Health Care System in primary care and geriatric disease.  She later served as Director of their weekend referral clinic that was developed to increase access to care for veterans with eye health needs.

Professor/Director, Pacific EyeClinic Forest Grove

Dr. Kinoshita is a professor and serves as the Director of the Pacific Eye Clinic in Forest Grove and as an instructor for the Patient Care and Contact Lens courses.


Dr. Kundart teaches several new courses in optometry, keeping the college on the cutting edge of the profession.

Professor Emeritus

Hannu Laukkanen is a professor emeritus of optometry who has published several articles and serves as an expert on brain injury cases.

Associate Professor

Dr. Liu is an associate professor at the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.


Dr. Lonsberry is a Professor for the College of Optometry and was named the Pacific Eye Clinic Portland Director in 2005. Prior to joining Pacific University he was an assistant professor at Southern College of Optometry, where he was the instructor for Anterior Segment Disease courses and named Teacher of the Year for 6 years in a row. During his time at SCO, he completed a Masters in Education degree with an emphasis in Post-Secondary Education.  Dr. Lonsberry also practiced at a vitreoretinal surgery and low vision rehabilitation practice.


Dr. Lowery is chief of pediatrics for the Pacific University EyeClinics, and his research interests include pediatric procedures, pediatric visual impairments, children with special needs and humanitarian vision care. 

Assistant Professor/Director of Community Outreach

Sarah Martin is director of community outreach and an assistant professor in the College of Optometry.

Assistant Professor

Caroline Ooley, OD, FAAO is an Assistant Professor with the College of Optometry. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California at San Diego with a B.S. in Human Biology and double minors in Health Care/Social Issues and Spanish Literature. She then went on to complete a doctorate degree in optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shinoda is an Assistant Professor in the College of Optometry.

Associate Professor/Director of Vision Science Graduate Programs

Yu-Chi Tai MA, PhD is an associate professor and director of the Vision Science Graduate Programs with the College of Optometry

Associate Professor/Director of Applied Vision Science Program and VPI Research

Dr. Yang’s research and graduate work is on cognitive neuroscience with emphasis on cognitive control of eye movements in reading.


Lorne Yudcovitch is Pacific's ocular disease clinical attending doctor. His expertise is in advanced ocular imaging, diabetes and glaucoma management, eye disease pharmacological treatment, and pediatric examinations.