RSO Appoints New Dean

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Dr. Timothy Wingert

Dr. Timothy Wingert

Dr. Timothy A. Wingert is the new Dean of the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO). He replaces Dr. Andrew Buzzelli, who resigned to become the Founding Dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry. In conjunction with his new role, Dr. Wingert is also serving as a member of the ASCO Board of Directors.

Dr. Wingert had been RSO’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He joined RSO in 2012 after 23 years at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, where he currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus. As a National Academies of Practice Distinguished Scholar and a U.S. Department of State J. William Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Wingert has done much professional work on the issue of access to care. In addition, he is a Past President of the Missouri Optometric Association and was appointed by the Missouri Governor to the state Children’s Vision Commission in 2008, serving as chair in 2010. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate in the Section on Public Health and Environmental Vision, for which he also previously served as Chair.