Joshua C. Baker, M.S., O.D.

Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
Glendale, AZ

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About

Dr. Joshua Baker, originally from Blossvale, New York, came to Midwestern University after serving as the Chief of Optometry Service at the U.S. Army Health Clinic in Stuttgart. An Army Major, he spent time deployed in Al Asad, Iraq from August 2007 to November 2008 and received the Bronze Star. Dr. Baker served as Chief of Optometry Services at Bassett Army Community Hospital, Ft Wainwright, Alaska prior to his deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Dr. Baker received his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College in 1999, earned a Master of Science in Secondary Science Education from Syracuse University in 2001, and graduated Magna cum Laude from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2005. His post-doctoral residency was in primary eye care at Northeastern State University College of Optometry at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.  Dr. Baker has previously served as the Assistant Dean, Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Arizona College of Optometry as well as the Acting Dean of the Chicago College of Optometry.

Title
Vice President and Chief Academic Officer

Campus
Glendale, AZ

College
Arizona College of Optometry

Department
University Administration

Program
Optometry

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Education

Illinois College of Optometry | 2005 | O.D.
Syracuse University | 2001 | M.S.Ed.
Ithaca College | 1999 | B.S.

Courses Taught

2019                             OPTOG 1770-1773 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2019                             OPTOG 1800 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2019                             OPTOG 1746 Ocular Disease IV

                                    Lecturer

2018                             OPTOG 1770-1773 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2018                             OPTOG 1800 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2018                             OPTOG 1746 Ocular Disease IV

                                    Lecturer

2017                             OPTO 1770-1773 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2017                             OPTOG 1640 Ocular Disease I

                                    Lecturer

2017                             OPTOG 1746 Ocular Disease IV

                                    Lecturer

2016                             OPTO 1770-1773 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2016                             BASIG 1510 - 1518 Clinical Case Presentations

                                    Instructor

2016                             OPTOG 1648-49

                                    Laboratory Instructor

2016                             OPTOG 1746 Ocular Disease IV

                                    Lecturer

2015                             OPTOG 1640 Ocular Disease I

                                    Course Director

2015                             OPTOG 1643 Ocular Disease II

                                    Lecturer

2015                             OPTOG 1648-49 Contact Lens I and II

                                    Laboratory Instructor

2015                             OPTOG 1800-1840 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2015                             OPTOG 1770-1773 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2015                             BASIG 1501, 02, 03 Clinical Case Presentations

                                    Instructor

2014                             OPTO 1640 Ocular Disease I

                                    Course Director

2014                             OPTO 1643 Ocular Disease II

                                    Lecturer

2014                             OPTO 1800-1840 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2014                             OPTO 1770-1773 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2014                             OPTO 1740 Contact Lens III

                                    Laboratory Instructor

2014                             BASI 1501, 02, 03 Clinical Case Presentations

                                    Instructor

2013                             OPTO 1640 Ocular Disease I

                                    Course Director

2013                             OPTO 1643 Ocular Disease III

                                    Lecturer

2013                             OPTO 1800-1840 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2013                             OPTO 1770-1773 Clinical Services

                                    Clinical Preceptor

2013                             OPTO 1740 Contact Lens III

                                    Laboratory Instructor

2013                             Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

                                    Workshop:  Direct Ophthalmoscopy, Biomicroscopy and Bruckner training

2013                             BASI 1501, 02, 03 Clinical Case Presentations

                                    Instructor

2013                             OPTO 1530 Clinical Methods

                                    Laboratory Instructor

2000                             Biology 101

                                    Syracuse University

                                    Course Instructor

                                     Laboratory Instructor

2000                             Biology 103

                                    Syracuse University

                                    Course Instructor

                                    Laboratory Instructor

1999                             Biology 101

                                    Syracuse University

                                    Course Instructor

                                     Laboratory Instructor

1999                             Biology 103

                                    Syracuse University

                                    Course Instructor

                                     Laboratory Instructor

Publications

Baker JC, Fintelmann R, Sharifi R, Lee M. Precautions and Monitoring of Patients Taking Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors Who are at Risk of Increased Intraocular Pressure. Drugs & aging. 2019.

Organizations

2017 – Present                ASCO Leadership Development Initiative Task Force

2017 – Present                Eyes on Learning (Advisory Board)

2017 – Present                Arizona Optometric Association Board Member

2017 – Present                ASCO Clinical Affairs Committee (Chair)

2015 – Present                ASCO Academic Affairs Committee

2013 – Present                Arizona Optometric Association

2013 – 2015                   Optometry Schools Clinic Director’s Special Interest Group

2005 – Present                American Optometric Association Member

2005 – 2013                   Armed Forces Optometric Society

2006 – 2013                   Army Health Professions Scholarship Program Subject Matter Expert

2005 – 2006                   Texas Optometric Association

Grants

Baker, J., Putnam, N., Kozlowski, M., Is Occupational Exposure to Blue Light Harmful to Dentists.  AZCOPT Research Stimulation Grant.

Baker, J., Putnam, N., Kozlowski, M., Is There a “Safe” Level of Blue Light Exposure?  AZCOPT Research Stimulation Grant.

Awards

Bronze Star Medal – US ARMY

Meritorious Service Medal – US ARMY

Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC) – US ARMY

Army Achievement Medal – US ARMY

Naval Letter of Commendation – US NAVY

Marine Corps Certificate of Commendation – US MARINE CORPS

Medical Service Corps Junior Officer Award of Excellence – US ARMY

National Defense Service Medal – US ARMY

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal – US ARMY

Iraqi Campaign Medal – US ARMY

Army Service Ribbon – US ARMY

Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2) – US ARMY

Health Professions Loan Repayment Program Scholarship – US ARMY

Health Professions Scholarship – US ARMY

Trustees Scholarship – 4 year award winner – Illinois College of Optometry

Member of Tomb and Key Honor Fraternity

Arizona College of Optometry Teacher of the year – 2013-14

Member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society

Member of Gold key International Optometric Honor Society