Members

The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education has 11 members:

  • 9 AOA members
    • 3 optometric practitioners nominated by AOA
    • 2 optometrists who are state board members nominated by the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO)
    • 3 optometrists affiliated with an optometric education institution nominated by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) (1 of these members must be residency trained or be a faculty member or administrator in an accredited residency)
    • 1 optometric technician representative
  • 2 public members

The term of appointment for an ACOE member is three years, and an individual may serve a maximum of three terms.

The following individuals serve as members of the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education in the 2014-2015 year:

Council Member

Type of ACOE Member

Current Term Expires

J. Bart Campbell, O.D., Chair

Residency Educator

2015

 Darin Paulson, O.D., Vice Chair

Practitioner

 2016

Scott Edmonds, O.D.

Practitioner

2015

Ann Hayden-Finger, CPOT

Optometric Technician

2015

Randal D. Jentzen, O.D., MBA

Practitioner

2017

Karen Kershenstein, Ph.D.

Public member

2016

 Stephanie S. Messner, O.D.

 Educator

 2016

 Laura M. Neumann, DDS, MPH

 Public member

 2015

 Christopher P. Olson, O.D.

 State Board

 2015

William L. Ratcliff, O.D.

State Board

2017

Steven H. Schwartz, O.D., Ph.D.

Educator

2017