Ezell Fellows - A Historical Listing

One way the American Optometric Foundation (AOF) fulfills its mission to advance optometric research and education is through the Ezell Fellowship program. This program provides financial support to post-graduate students who plan to pursue an academic career in optometry and vision science.

The Ezell Fellowships take their name from the founder of AOF, William C. Ezell, OD, of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Over the past half-century, AOF has granted more than 200 Ezell Fellowships. Deans, presidents, and prominent faculty members at schools and colleges of optometry in the United States are on the roster of former Fellows. Other Fellows are working as teachers, researchers, and optometrists in countries around the world.

For 2016, the AOF was thrilled to honor 9 talented researchers with an Ezell Fellowship.

The Foundation salutes its former Ezell Fellows for their continuing contributions to the advancement of vision science and to the profession of optometry through outstanding research and teaching.


Ezells 1949 through the Present
(*denotes current year Ezells, names in bold indicate Ezell Club donors, (d) deceased)

Anna Ablamowicz*
Anthony Adams
Deborah Adler-Grinberg
Arthur Afanador
Philip Aitsebaomo
Kevin L. Alexander
Dale Allen (d)
Eda Altiok
John F. Amos
Heather Anderson
Roger S. Anderson
Raymond Applegate
Brian S. Armitage
James E. Bailey
Melissa D. Bailey
Neal J. Bailey
Ravi Bakaraju
William R. Baldwin

Thomas A. Banton
Felix M. Barker, II
William S. Baron
William Benjamin
Michael J. Bennett
William J. Bennett
David A. Berntsen
Ava Bittner
Sandra S. Block
Alexandra E. Boehm*
Roger L. Boltz
Joseph Bonanno
Kristen Bowles*
Ernest L. Bowling
Norma K. Bowyer
Arthur Bradley
Kenneth E. Brookman
William L. Brown
Johannes Burge
T. Rowan Candy
José Capó-Aponte
Nicole Carnt
Darrell B. Carter

Thomas Cedarstaff
Freddy W. Chang
Walter W. Chase (d)
Dimitri A. Chernyak
Jennifer D. Choo
Susana Chung

Kenneth J. Ciuffreda

Joel Citron
Daniel R. Coates
Bradley Coffey
Nancy J. Coletta
Jeffrey Cooper
David Corliss
Lawrence K. Cormack
Susan A. Cotter
Stephanie Cox
Mark H. Criswell
Kristina Dalton
Kent M. Daum

Brian E. Davis
Wendy Davis
Peter Davison
Anthony F. DiStefano
Bradley Dougherty

Robert H. Duckman
Debarun Dutta
Michael J. Earley
Tatiana Ecoiffier

Jess Boyd Eskridge (d)
David Evans
Barbara A. Fink
Frederick Finkler
Barry M. Fisch
Merton C. Flom (d)
Brad Fortune
Thomas F. Freddo

Ralph Freeman

 

Donald Freeman
Daniel Freson
Mariana Garcia
Claude J. Giasson

Michael J. Giese
Herbert L. Glatt
Gregory W. Good
David A. Goss
Pablo de Gracia
Ben M. Graham
Ronald S. Grand
David A. Greenberg
Eric Greene
Steven B. Greenspan
Kit Guan

Leslie D. Handmacher
Michel Hanen-Smith
Jean-Marie Hanssens
William A. Hare
Wendy Harrison
Andrew T.E. Hartwick
Daniel Harvitt
Ronald S. Harwerth
Kristina Haworth
Gordon G. Heath

Michael H. Heiberger
Philip H. Hendrickson
David B. Henson
Debbie L. Hettler
Jennifer L. Hicks
Nikole Himebaugh
Peter Hitchcock
Jenny Huang
Ling Chi Huang
Alex Hui

Patrick J. Hutson
Kevin M. Ivers
Cheryl A. Jackson
Kent C. Jensen
Murray H. Johnson
Edward R. Johnston
Jule Jose
Charlotte Joslin
Janice M. Jurkus
Melvyn E. Kalich
Steven Kastenbaum
Sanjeev Kasthurirangan 
Kevin Katz
Chea-su Kee
Emily Kenyon
Vincent M. King
David G. Kirschen
Robert N. Kleinstein
Joanne Klopfer Carr
Darren Koenig
Dale M. Koers
Pete S. Kollbaum
Karla M. Kraeszig
Timothy W. Kraft
Kathleen Krenzer
Stuart L. Krieger
Philip Krueger
Carolina M.E. Kunnen
Patrick Ladage
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan

Ben C. Lane
Cristina Llerena Law
Ellen Lee

John M. Lee
David Y. Lee
John Levene
Dennis M. Levi
Alan L. Lewis
Wing (Eric) Li
Yiang (Kaccie) Li

Gary L. Liberman
Taras Litvin

William F. Long
Gerald E. Lowther
Edward Lum
Per Lundmark

Gregory W. Maguire
Luke Mahon
Robert B. Mandell
Preeji S. Mandathara*
Ruth E. Manny
Maria Markoulli
Jason Marsack

David Marshall, Jr.
Joy Martin
Martin A. Mass
John Massare
Robert Massof
Jessica Mathew
Steven M. Mathews

Glen L. McCormack
Marlin T. McKamey
Nancy McNamara
Thomas McWilliams
Jillian Meadows
Lawrence Miller
Stanley D. Miller
Julie Mocko-Strand
John Moxley
Karla Mulcahy
Venki Narayan
Srihari Narayanan
Catherine Neary
Bernard Nevel
Jason Ng
William Ngo
Tracy Nguyen

Jason Nichols
Kelly K. Nichols

Vigo Nielsen
Harris Nussenblatt
Negar Babaei Omali
Editha Ong
Deborah Orel-Bixler
Gary N. Orsborn
Lisa Ostrin
Zan Pan

Anastas F. Pass
Nimesh Patel
Jerry R. Paugh

Paul L. Pease
Tihomira Petkova
Louis J. Phillips
Joe Phillips
Jack Phu*
Todd R. Pickens
Gilbert E. Pierce

Stuart M. Podell
Alexandra Polosukhina
Kenneth A. Polse
Gary L. Porter
Cameron K. Postkinoff*
Eugene J. Potvoricky
Daniel Powell
Paul R. Poynter
Andrew Pucker
Nicole Putnam

Thomas G. Quinn, Jr.
Thomas W. Raasch

Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan*
Marjorie J. Rah
Lakshmi P. Rajagopalan
Padmapriya Ramamoorthy
Kavitha Ratnam
Ayeswarya Ravikumar
Carol Dibble Record
Rachel Redfern

David M. Regan
Shilpa Register
Rose Reins
Arnulf Remole
Rosa I. Revuelta
Kathryn Richdale

Stuart Richer
Eric Ritchey
Larry W. Ritter

Danielle M. Robertson
William R. Roscoe
Patricia Rose
Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr. (d)
Robert P. Rutstein
Thomas O. Salmon

Dennis L. Sawyer
Paulette P. Schmidt
John P. Schoessler
Clifton M. Schor

David Schultz
Steven H. Schwartz 
Julie Scott
Patrick Scott
Karin M. Seidel
Ronald E. Serfoss
Jerome Sherman
David A. Simmons
Earl L. Smith, III
Chris Snyder

William Somers
Mark A. Sommer
Perry Speros
Vidhyapriya Sreenivasan
Sruthi Srinivasan

Scott A. Steel
Gregory L. Stephens
Charles R. Stewart
Jerald W. Strickland
James Su
Lakshman Subbaraman

Aaron Barton Sullivan
Loretta Szczotka-Flynn
Wayne N. Tabachnick
Ellen S. Takahashi
Theanchai Tanlamai
Preethi Thiagarajan
Larry N. Thibos
Tonya Thomas-Ketcham

Thomas D. Thorn
Joseph Trachtman
Gary L. Trick
Tan Ngoc Truong
Ashley Kuang-Mon Tuan
Johanna Tukler-Henriksson
William Tuten
Michael Twa
Daniel Twelker

C. Allen Uniacke
Mark Uslan
Dean Van Nasdale
Richard Van Sluyters
Subha Venkataraman
Suresh Viswanathan
Jeffrey J. Walline
Norman E. Wallis

Richard C. Weber
Jessica Wei*
Barry A. Weissman
Michael D. Wesson
Joe Wheat
Bradford W. Wild

Thomas M. Wiley
Graeme Wilson
Robert Wojciechowski
Michael J. Woloschak

James A. Worthey
Renfeng Xu
Naveen K. Yadav
Yen Lee Yap
Thao Yeh
Milton A. York, Jr.
Joseph R. Zahn
Wenlin Zhang*
Frank Zisman