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Dr. Nicole Quinn Awarded Tenure and Dr. Frances Rucker promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Nicole Quinn Awarded Tenure and Dr. Frances Rucker promoted to Associate Professor image

Drs. Quinn and Rucker receive unanimous support from NECO Board of Trustees


President Scott and Dean Fisch are proud to announce that the College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to award tenure to Dr. Nicole Quinn and to promote Dr. Frances Rucker to the rank of Associate Professor.

Dr. Nicole Quinn received her OD degree from New England College of Optometry in 2001 and has been at the College since 2002. She is the instructor of record for Pediatric Optometry and serves as the assistant director of residencies and residency supervisor for NECO’s pediatric optometry residency. In addition to her responsibilities at the College, Dr. Quinn is an attending optometrist at the Tufts Medical Center Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Clinic, where she provides primary eye care and contact lens services to pediatric patients, as well as vision therapy services to pediatric and adult patients. Her treatment and research interests include strabismus, amblyopia, convergence insufficiency, and mild traumatic brain injury. New England College of Optometry is pleased to announce her tenure award.

Dr. Frances Rucker, MSc, PhD, MCOptom, joined the faculty at New England College of Optometry in 2009 as part of the College’s Myopia Research Initiative. Dr. Rucker earned a BSc in Ophthalmic Optics from Aston University, England, in 1980 and became a member of the College of Optometry in 1981. She has gained valuable clinical experience in the UK and in the Middle East. She earned a PhD in vision science from the State University of New York, New York, in 2004. Dr. Rucker held a postdoctoral position in Josh Wallman’s myopia laboratory at City College of the City University of New York for five years from 2004 to 2009. Dr. Rucker is a member of the research faculty and teaches Human Anatomy and Ocular Physiology in the Department of Biomedical Science and Disease. She recently received a five-year NEI/NIH R01 grant for $1.5 million to support her research: “Cone sensitivity to temporal changes in color and luminance and the development of myopia.” New England College of Optometry is pleased to announce her promotion to the rank of Associate Professor. Read more about Dr. Rucker’s grant.

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