Dean Named Educator of the Year by Texas Optometric Association

Dr. Andrew Buzzelli, Dean of the University of the Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIW-RSO) received the ‘Educator of the Year Award’ from the Texas Optometric Association (TOA) at the organization’s 112th Annual Convention in Austin.

The organization noted that Dr. Buzzelli has bridged numerous constituencies to make the Rosenberg School a vital, dynamic educational institution for post graduate education toward the Doctorate of Optometry.

TOA President Jeff Jones, OD lauded the award saying, “Dr. Buzzelli exemplifies the attributes of this award in every way. He has fostered a unified atmosphere both at the school and throughout the state.”

Dr. Andrew Buzzelli

Dr. Andrew Buzzelli

“I think the Association has very accurately captured the intent of this award. They have recognized the ‘unified atmosphere’ that the faculty, staff and interns have worked so hard to create here at the Rosenberg School of Optometry. The award certainly documents the amount of effort that our President Dr. Lou Agnese and our Provost Dr. Denise Doyle have poured into making this the ‘vital, dynamic’ Optometric Institution it has become in the University of the Incarnate Word community. I am very proud to have been named to an award which represents so many of my colleagues in our university family,” said Dr. Buzzelli.

Dr. Buzzelli served as the Director of Advanced Studies at Salus University in Pennsylvania before assuming the position of Dean at UIW-RSO. He is a recognized authority in the field of Binocular Vision and Visual Perception. His university teaching responsibilities have included courses in the diagnosis and treatment of Acquired Brain Injury, Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision as well as Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence. He is one of thirty-six Optometrists in the world recognized as a diplomat in Binocular Vision and Perception for the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Buzzelli received his Doctorate in Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. He holds a Master of Science degree in Child Development and Visual Perception from the State University of New York. He has practiced in the private Health Care sector as a specialist in dysfunctions of Binocular Vision, Visual Information Processing disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury.

For more information, contact  Margaret Garcia, UIW associate director of public relations, at (210) 829-6001 or mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu.

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