Gordon named Educator of the Year by ALOA

A UAB School of Optometry professor has received a career award from a state association.

GordonThe Alabama Optometric Association has named Adam Gordon, O.D., professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, its Educator of the Year. Gordon was honored as the recipient of the 2018 award at the ALOA’s fall meeting. 

“I am fortunate to have been inspired and mentored by outstanding teachers, clinicians and administrators during my years as a student and faculty member at UAB,” Gordon said. “I am also privileged to work with, and learn from, the newest generation of faculty at the School of Optometry. Most of all, I am grateful for the many students, both current and former, who have touched my life and helped me become a better teacher and clinical educator.” 

Gordon received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University and was the first student to graduate with a combined O.D. and MPH degree from the UAB School of Optometry in 1982. He joined the UAB School of Optometry faculty in 1984 and currently serves as director of the Cornea and Contact Lens Service and coordinator of the Residency Program in Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Gordon teaches courses in the optometry professional program and provides patient care at UAB Eye Care and the University Optometric Group.