Dr. Maria L. Parisi has been named Associate Dean for the Practice of Optometric Medicine at Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus/PCO). She brings more than 25 years of experience at Salus/PCO to her new position. Dr. Parisi has served as PCO’s Director of Externships since 2008 and will maintain that role through the summer in addition to her new responsibilities as Associate Dean. She also is currently active with numerous university bodies, serving as Vice President of the Faculty Organization, Chair of the Judicial Committee and a member of the Committee on Academic Promotions and the Steering Committee for the Strategic Planning Committee. Dr. Parisi also has extensive teaching experience in the area of pediatric optometry in the United States and internationally.