ASCO’s Dr. Jack Bennett Innovation in Optometric Education Award was established in March 2000 to recognize an ASCO volunteer for an outstanding innovation to optometric education. The award was named in June 2000 in honor of Dr. Bennett, a creative leader in optometric education, who served as dean at three optometric institutions.
Nominations are now being accepted at this time.
Dr. Jack Bennett Innovation in Optometric Education Award Recipients
Dr. Mark Colip
Dr. Charles Haine (Retired)
For establishing and administering the first optometry residency matching service
Dr. Janice Scharre (Illinois College of Optometry) and Dr. David Heath (New England College of Optometry)
For developing the ASCO Summer Institute for Faculty Development
Dr. Jerry Strickland (University of Houston College of Optometry)
For conceiving and leading the effort establishing the Partnership Foundation for Optometric Education
Dr. Kent Daum (University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry)
For his leadership in outcomes assessment in optometric education
Dr. David Heath (New England College of Optometry)
For the development of “A Model for Entry-Level Determination” (MELD Report)
Dr. Nada Lingel (Pacific University College of Optometry)
For the development of an accreditation study module for the Council of Optometric Education site team members