Faces of SCCO: Meet Dr. Jerry Paugh
Faces of SCCO is a new series which features various members of our campus community.
First up is Dr. Jerry Paugh who joined SCCO’s faculty in 1981. As well as being a professor, he serves as the Associate Dean for Research. He received his O.D. degree from The Ohio State University and completed, what he calls a “mid-life PhD,” at the University of New South Wales.
He has conducted numerous research studies, concentrating on the diagnosis and management of dry eye, the use of fluorometry to examine epithelial barrier function, formulation residence time, and drug delivery, and the effects of contact lenses on corneal health.
Dr. Paugh is currently Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California, USA, where he teaches biostatistics and contact lenses. He has authored more than 24 peer-reviewed papers, published three book chapters, holds two patents, and has lectured worldwide on various clinical and academic topics. Dr. Paugh is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry Cornea and Contact Lens section and has recently been awarded the Hemenger Faculty Research Award at SCCO. Let’s meet him: