Douglas Penisten

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Dr Douglas Penisten

  • Dean of College
    Dean of Optometry Admin

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Optometry 124
    (918) 444-4025


Dr. Penisten is a Professor and the Dean of NSUOCO. A graduate of Indiana University, Dr. Penisten served as a Senior Lecturer for four years in the Department of Optometry at the University of the North, Republic of South Africa. At NSU he teaches courses in optometric history, and binocular and refractive analysis. Dr. Penisten is a former Chair of the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. He has served as a member of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry Basic Science Council and served as the Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the World Council of Optometry.


  • Ph D,Physiological Optics & Visual Sciences,Indiana University,,1988
  • O.D.,Optometry,School of Optometry, Indiana University,,1979
  • BS,Optometry,Indiana University,,1977