Lorraine Lombardi, PhD

College of Optometry


Lorraine LombardiEducation:

  • BS, Composite Science, Geneva College
  • PhD, Hahnemann University (now part of Drexel University)

Role at Salus University:

  • Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences
  • Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Post Graduate Education

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • 2018 - Honorary Doctor of Science, Salus University
  • 2018 - Salus University Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award
  • 2017 - Salus University Dedication of the Lombardi Emerging Professional of the Year Award
  • 2017 - American Academy of Optometry Michael G. Harris Award for Excellence in Optometric Education
  • 1995 - PCO Presidential Medal of Honor for outstanding service to Optometry and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Dr. Lorraine Lombardi is Professor Emerita having served the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and Salus University for 50 years. Throughout her career at PCO she taught and influenced the careers of over 7,000 optometric graduates. As well, she taught hundreds of students in the Salus physician assistant, speech-language-pathology, audiology and occupational therapy programs. She has also taught, since 1992, hundreds of students in Salus international programs. When she retired she held the administrative ranks of Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences.