Dr. Jingyun Wang, PhD, assistant professor at the Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), has been awarded the University’s first-ever Innovation in Education grant from The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. The grant is designed to aid recently appointed faculty in advancing their teaching skills in the areas of improving delivery of information to students, new methodologies, increasing the use of new technology in all teaching settings and the promotion of online learning tools. Recipients of the award receive up to $6,000 to support their projects.
Dr. Wang’s project, co-investigated by Salus PCO professor Dr. Linda Casser is titled, “Can Prompt Feedback Provided to Students Using ‘Poll Everywhere’ Improve the Effectiveness of Optometric Education?” The study is also supported by assistant PCO professors, Drs. Gale Orlansky and Lynn Greenspan.
Dr. Wang is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and publications. She is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (where she serves on the research committee), and the International Council of Ophthalmology.