Susan Ann Kelly, PhD


 

Associate Professor

Email: skelly@ico.edu
Phone: 312-949-7128

Susan Kelly
Susan Kelly

Dr. Kelly received her PhD in physiological psychology at Syracuse University. Her area of specialty was vision science. Since she has been at ICO, she has worked with many clinicians investigating clinical problems with non-invasive psychophysical techniques. This kind of partnership is stimulating and useful and can make a contribution to the field of optometry. Dr. Kelly has worked with many students over the years and believes they have made significant contributions to optometric research.

 

whyico_circThe ICO clinical faculty and the ICO clinic population provide an excellent environment for clinical training. In addition, the Basic Science faculty are a small but dedicated group who work closely and well with our first- and second-year students. Both the Basic Science Faculty as well as our clinical faculty are actively engaged in research and publication and provide interested students with opportunities to participate. ICO may have a large class size, but it eels much smaller and faculty know and interact with all students on a regular basis. There are multiple support systems in place to assist those who need additional academic assistance or clinical instruction. And, of course, ICO exists right in the midst of a vibrant and beautiful city on the lake!

Specialties

Research areas include psychophysical investigation of perceptual functions, such as contrast sensitivity, brightness and spatial vision in amblyopes.

Education

1980  Syracuse University, PhD
1975  Upstate New York Veterans Association Facility Post-doctoral fellowship
1974  Regis College, BA

Experience

1980-1997, 2001-present  Illinois College of Optometry 
1998-2000  Rush University Hospitals 

Publications


Kelly SA, Pang Y, Klemencic S. Reliability of the CSF-1000 Contrast Sensitivity Measures in Children and Adults. Submitted Optom and Vis Science, 2011.

Awards


2011  Student Mentor Award
2010  Student Mentor Award

Professional Organizations


Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
American Academy of Optometry
Sigma Xi Science Honor Society

 

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