Dr. David S. Loshin received his BS degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Photographic Science and Instrumentation with emphasis in optical engineering. He completed his professional degree in Optometry (OD) and his MS and PhD in Physiological Optics at The Ohio State University. He served as a member of both the professional and graduate faculty at the University of Houston for over eighteen years. During his last five years at UH, he also held administrative roles as Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration and Chair of the Residency Programs.
After serving as the Dean and Professor at the University of Missouri St Louis School of Optometry, he was appointed Dean and Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, positions he currently hold.
In his role as Dean of the NSU College of Optometry, he has been instrument in developing creative programs including the Optometry Extended Program, the Preparatory Optometry Program and a totally on-line Masters of Science in Clinical Vision Research. Under his leadership, The Eye Care Institute, the clinical arm of the professional program, has grown to five clinical sites with the most advanced instrumentation and utilization of electronic medical records.
Dr. Loshin has taught a variety of courses in both the professional and graduate program with emphasis on geometrical and physical optics. He has also served as a clinical preceptor in primary care and low vision clinics. Dr. Loshin has participated on over eighteen MS / PhD graduate committees. His major research interests involve design and evaluation of image quality of lenses and lens systems and assessment of the visual system primarily for patients with ocular pathology and low vision. He has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NEI), the NASA Johnson Space Center, the State of Texas, as well as from the university and a number of corporations. He has published over 70 papers, abstracts and technical reports related to his research interests as well a text book on geometrical optics. He is also a Research Diplomate in Low Vision from the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Loshin has held positions on a variety of college and university committees and professional organizations including serving as President of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry from 2001 – 2003. He has received several professional and service awards, including the American Optometric Association’s Low Vision Section’s Vision Care Award, Nova Southeastern University Academic Dean of the Year, and Florida Optometric Association's Optometrist of the Year in 2010.