Josephine Shallo-Hoffmann, Ph.D., F.A.A.O. holds an academic appointment, at the rank of Professor, in the College of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She studied psychology at Columbia University in New York, and Rutgers University in New Jersey and was awarded a Ph.D. from the Institute of Cognitive Studies in the area of visual perception under the guidance of Professor Irvin Rock.
After graduation, Dr. Shallo-Hoffmann pursued clinical research in the areas of normal and abnormal eye-movements, associated adaptive processes and neurology. She held appointments at the University of Goettingen in Germany and the Medical Research Council of Great Britain at the National Hospital for Neurology, Queen Square, London before her present appointment.
Since joining the faculty at the College of Optometry in 1999, Dr. Shallo-Hoffmann, in collaboration with colleagues, has published 25 index medicus listed articles and letters and received eight minor research grants. She served as Chair of the NSU Institutional Review Board (2006 – 2008). Dr. Shallo-Hoffmann served as the Director of Research and Graduate Studies (2000-2011) and in this capacity developed the Master of Science in Clinical Vision Research Program.
She has had the privilege to be elected "Professor of the Year" in 1999, 2000, and 2007 and the “NSU Professor of the Year”, Student Life Achievement Award in 2001 and nomination for the “NSU Administrator of the Year”, Student Life Achievement Award in 2011. Current responsibilities include serving as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs since 2010 and a member of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry since 2018.