Timothy Wingert, OD

Dean, Rosenberg School of Optometry

Dr. Timothy A. Wingert is Dean and Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO). Prior to his promotion to Dean, Dr. Wingert served the UIWRSO community as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Before coming to RSO, Dr. Timothy Wingert was a Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, where he continues to hold the title of Professor Emeritus. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate in the Section on Public Health and Environmental Vision where he also serves as a Past Chair. He is a Founder Member of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics and is the only optometrist to be named a traditional J. William Fulbright Scholar through the program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This appointment resulted in his teaching a semester in Poznan, Poland in 2006 and creating professional ties to the Optometric community in Poland. He was inducted into the National Academies of Practice in 2012 and is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the Optometry Academy. He also serves on the International Optometric Education Committee for the American Schools and Colleges of Optometry and the Research and Information Center Project Team for the American Optometric Association.

While in Missouri, Dr. Wingert served as President of the Missouri Optometric Association, as well as being named Missouri Optometrist of the Year and St. Louis Optometrist of the Year. He was appointed by the governor to serve on the Missouri Children’s Vision Commission for a four-year term beginning in 2008 and was the chair of the Commission in 2010.

He has authored or co-authored over 100 refereed publications and peer-reviewed presentations, most of which have concentrated on access to care issues and providing Optometric care to populations in need.