Faculty & Staff | MS in Vision Science

Ryan Bulson

Dr. Bulson is a professor at the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he serves as lead instructor for the Clinical Optometric Methods and Procedures course for first year optometry students. In this role, he also serves as clinical attending doctor in a variety of services, including primary eye care, ocular disease, vision therapy, and pediatrics. 

Karl Citek

Dr. Karl Citek teaches optics and environmental vision and supervises student interns in the Pacific EyeTrends Forest Grove Low Vision Clinic.

Scott Cooper

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

Ken Eakland

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.

Graham Erickson

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

Mari Fujimoto
Assistant Professor

Dr. Fujimoto received both her Doctorate of Optometry and completed her residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Pacific University College of Optometry. She is an Assistant Professor of Optometry at the College of Optometry and is involved in clinical and didactic contact lens education and research. 

John Hayes
Part-Time Professor

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

William Hefner
Associate Dean of Clinical Programs/ Associate Professor

Dr. Hefner is an Associate Professor of the College of Optometry and the Associate Dean of Clinical Programs.

Michela Kenning
Associate Professor; Director of EyeClinic Hillsboro; Director of Residency Programs

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.


Dr. Kinoshita serves as a Professor of Optometry at Pacific University.

James Kundart

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

Matthew Lampa

Matthew Lampa is a Professor at the Pacific University College of Optometry and is a member of the Contact Lens team.

Hannu Laukkanen
Professor Emeritus, Associate Graduate Faculty

Dr. Laukkanen is Associate Graduate faculty and Professor Emeritus of Optometry at Pacific University.

Chunming Liu

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

Blair Lonsberry

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.

John P Lowery

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. 

Paula Luke
Associate Dean of Academic Programs

Paula Luke is a Professor and the Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the College of Optometry at Pacific University.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT and completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry, as well as her post-doctoral residency in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy and Visual Rehabilitation.

Caroline Ooley
Associate Professor

Caroline Ooley, OD, FAAO is an Associate 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.

Yu-Chi Tai
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

Shun-nan Yang
Associate Professor

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

Lorne Yudcovitch

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.