Dr. Jack Bennett Innovation in Optometric Education Award

bennet2ASCO’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 not being accepted at this time. Contact Telethia R. Owens, Manager, Administrative & Board Services, and for any questions at towens@opted.org.

Dr. Jack Bennett Innovation in Optometric Education Award Recipients

2012

Dr. Charles Haine (Retired)
For establishing and administering the first optometry residency matching service

2007

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

2004

Dr. Jerry Strickland (University of Houston College of Optometry)
For conceiving and leading the effort establishing the Partnership Foundation for Optometric Education

2003

Dr. Kent Daum (University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry)
For his leadership in outcomes assessment in optometric education

2001

Dr. David Heath (New England College of Optometry)
For the development of “A Model for Entry-Level Determination” (MELD Report)

2000

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