Dr. Jamie Althoff graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI in 2005 with a B.S. in Vision Science. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2007. In 2008, Dr. Althoff completed a residency in Primary Care with an emphasis in Geriatrics and Low Vision at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She is currently a full time faculty member at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and holds the rank of Assistant Professor.
Dr. Althoff’s teaching responsibilities at NSU College of Optometry include instructor of record for the Theoretical Optics I and II lecture and laboratory courses, instructor of record for the Clinical Gerontology course, and lab instructor for Optometric Theory and Methods and Physical Diagnosis labs. She also serves as the Director of Outcomes Assessment and Faculty Development.
Dr. Althoff’s academic interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning and the use of technology in education. She enjoys presenting at educational conferences, and she recently published a paper on the effectiveness of using iPads for assessments. In 2017, she was a recipient of the Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence for a collaborative research paper “Assessing Student Performance in Geometrical Optics Using Two Different Assessment Tools: Tablet and Paper.”