Vision Science | PhD Faculty

Associate Professor

Dr. Bulson is currently an associate 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. He is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry and completed his residency in hospital based primary care optometry at the Portland Veterans Hospital in Portland, Oregon, where he continues to serve America's veterans today. He has also previously served as the Chief of Optometry at the Jonathan C Wainwright Veterans Hospital in Walla Walla, WA. His Master's thesis investigated the role of retinal defocus (blurred vision) during simulated athletic performance. He continues to pursue research investigating the role of vision in sports, as well as the visual and ocular anomalies associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in veterans returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, he is a consultant for the EyePACS Tele-Retina imaging program, which screens for sight threatening conditions in indigent populations. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG).

Associate Professor

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


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

Part-Time Assistant Professor

Dr. Doll teaches laboratories and lectures regarding ocular disease and procedural techniques, and she is the lead instructor for the elective course, Spanish for the Eye Care Practitioner.


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. Goodwin is involved in our neurology and procedures curriculum.

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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.

Associate Professor/Director of Eye Clinic Cornelius

Dr. Hefner is an Associate Professor of the College of Optometry and the Director of the Cornelius Eye Clinic.

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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.


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


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

Associate Professor

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

Associate Professor

Maria Liu is an Associate Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry, and is the founder of UC Berkeley's Myopia Control Clinic, the first of such nationwide. She received her bachelor's degree of Clinical Medicine from Peking University, her OD from Pacific University, and her PhD and MPH from UC Berkeley.  She is a world-renowned clinical researcher in the field of myopia and her focus is on the impact of complex multifocal environments on emmetropization and myopia development, as well as novel optical and pharmaceutical treatments in myopia retardation.


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

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.

Associate Professor

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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.