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Mike Thomas Christensen

Mike Thomas Christensen, American optometrist, researcher. Fellow American Academy of Optometry; member American Optometric Society, Tarrant County Optometric Society, Heart of America Contact Lens Society, Texas Optometric Society, Nature Conservancy, Sigma Xi, Beta Sigma Kappa (vice president, secretary/treasurer 1986-1989).

Background

  • Christensen, Mike Thomas was born on July 11, 1949 in Thomas, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Lesly Purl and Ethyl Mae (Abercrombie) Christensen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Southwestern State University, 1971. Master of Science, University Oklahoma, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Mississippi State University, 1980.

      OD cum laude, Northeastern State University, 1989.

    Career

    • Research assistant Introgene Foundation, Oklahoma City, 1971-1973, research associate, 1977-1978. Interim director research Oklahoma City Zoo, 1978. Assistant professor Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, 1978-1984, associate professor, 1984-1985, director Colorado field camp Monte Vista, 1980-1985.

      Instructor Northeastern State University, Tahelequah, Oklahoma, 1985-1990. Research optometrist Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, since 1990. Associate optometrist Southern Oaks Eye Clinic, Tulsa, 1989-1990.

      Adjunct professor Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, 1989-1990.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Fellow American Academy of Optometry. Member American Optometric Society, Tarrant County Optometric Society, Heart of America Contact Lens Society, Texas Optometric Society, Nature Conservancy, Sigma Xi, Beta Sigma Kappa (vice president, secretary/treasurer 1986-1989).

    Personality

    Interests

    Jogging, camping.

    Connections

    • Married Ardis Marie Holland, July 28, 1973. Children: Chris, Hobey.
    • father: Lesly Purl Christensen
    • mother: Ethyl Mae (Abercrombie) Christensen
    • spouse: Ardis Marie Holland
    • children: Chris Christensen
    • Hobey Christensen
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    Born July 11, 1949
    (age 68)
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