Dept of Optometry & Vision Science

Academic Department

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People

Faculty Administrative Position

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    Adam Gordon, Department Chairperson 2019 -

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    Caroline Pate, Director 2016 -

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    Keshia Elder, Director 2016 -

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    Timothy Kraft, Associate Dean of Research 2019 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Adam Gordon, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Alexia Vaughn, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Amanda Helton, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Ami Epstein, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Amy Logan, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Andrew Pucker, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Brian Roberts, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Candice Turner, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Caroline Pate, Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Claudio Busettini, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Crystal MaHarrey, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Elizabeth Steele, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Frank LaRussa, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Gerald Simon, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Janene Sims, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Jennifer Craig, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Jennifer Pate, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Jessetta Nwagwu, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Jianzhong Chen, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Jillian Ziemanski, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    John Classe, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2016 -

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    John Laurent, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Juan Huang, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Katherine Clore, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Katherine Weise OD, MBA, FAAO, Professor (P) 2016 -

    Weise is the director of UAB Eye Care Pediatric Optometry Services, as well as a leader within UAB Blazer Vision, a partnership between UAB Athletics, School of Optometry and Department of Ophthalmology. Through her research and clinical experience, Weise is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of concussions and other ocular related injuries.

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    Keisha Brown, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Kent Keyser Ph.D., Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Keshia Elder, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Kim Duong, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Kristine Hopkins, Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Lawrence Sincich, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Lei Liu, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Margaret Bailey, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Marina Gorbatyuk, Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Mark Swanson, Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Marsha Snow, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Megan Mills, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Michael Brown, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Michael Rothschild, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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    Natalie West, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Oakley Hayes, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Oleg Gorbatyuk, Associate Professor - Research (P) 2016 -

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    Om Srivastava, Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Paul Batson, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Que Bach, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Robert Kleinstein, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2019 -

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    Robert Rutstein, Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Ronald Hirn, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Stephanie Cox, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2014 -

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    Steven Pittler, Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Suzanne Simms, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Tamara Oechslin, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Terri Call, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Thomas Norton, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2016 -

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    Timothy Gawne, Professor (P) 2016 -

    I was originally trained as an electrical engineer, and worked in industry for a time, but then moved on to physiology. I am first and foremost a systems neuroscientist: I am interested in how information is processed and transmitted in the nervous system, not so much the details of specific genes and ion channels etc. I worked at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) before moving to the UAB School of Optometry in 1996, where I remain to this day. I have applied this interest to the v...

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    Timothy Kraft, Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Trenton Cleghern, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Wendy Marsh-Tootle, Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    William Benjamin, Professor (P) 2016 -

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    William Horton, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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