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 2015-2016 year:

Council Member

Type of ACOE Member

Current Term Expires

J. Bart Campbell, O.D., Chair

Residency Educator

2018

Darin Paulson, O.D., Vice Chair

Practitioner

2016

Ann Hayden-Finger, CPOT

Optometric Technician

2018

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

2018

Christopher P. Olson, O.D.

State Board

2018

William L. Ratcliff, O.D.

State Board

2017

Steven H. Schwartz, O.D., Ph.D.

Educator

2017

Vacant

Practitioner