Vision Science | PhD Faculty


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

Dean & Professor

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.

photo of John Hayes

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

Associate Professor & Associate Dean of Academic Programs

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

Associate Professor, Director of VS 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 VPI Research

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