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The journey to OD cannot be made alone.

Our talented faculty is here to support you every step of the way. ICO students learn from the same professors in both class and clinic. So, the mentors who teach you about intraocular pressure will be right there the first time you measure it in a patient. Faculty presence assures that ICO graduates are best prepared to practice in today’s world.



Part Time Faculty

Adkins, Patrick, BCO
Allen, Megan, OD
Asano, Koari, OD
Banser, Frederic, MS, OD
Beckerman, Stephen,OD
Boyce, Pamela, OD
Bush, Eileen, OD
Crumbliss, Kara, OD
Desai, Achyut, OD
Govekar, Colleen, OD
Gurka, David, PhD, MD
Halikias, Tanya, OD
Hodur, Neil, OD
Ireland, Dennis, OD, MEd
Kaser, Joo Won Lee, OD
Kosciuk, Nicole, OD
Knapp, Lanae, OD
Langle, Karina, OD
Lee, Rachel, OD
Ma, Sun Ae, OD
Matchinski, Tracy, OD
McCray, Joseph, OD
Nguyen, Mindy, OD
Piser, Danielle, OD
Polanek, Tiffany, OD
Roberts, Mary Flynn, OD
Saiyed, Rahnuma, OD
Sigler, Melissa, OD
Smolyansky, Valeriya, OD
Tahir, Shmaila, OD
Tan, Alex, OD
Upadhyay, Snehali, OD
Vitale, David, MD
Wright, Parres, OD
Zost, Michael, OD

Emeritus Faculty

David Lee OD, PhD Distinguished Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics
Derrald Taylor OD, MS Professor Emeritus