Department Faculty - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Department Faculty

Blair Wong

Assistant Professor Blair Wong, Chair,  M. Ed., ABOM, LDO, HFOAA, FNAO, NCLC, CRO, BS, AAS
Professor Wong is a MA Licensed Optician, a Master in Ophthalmic Optics and a 1980 graduate of the Optical Institute at Newbury College. With over thirty years of experience, Professor Wong is the founding Chair of the Eye Health Technology Department in 2007. An active member of the optical profession, Professor Wong has served on many national committees and association boards, including Executive Director of the Opticians Association of Massachusetts (OAM) since 2000, as well as being an OAM Past-President. Professor Wong is truly dedicated to the advancement of opticianry and has recently been recognized as the Massachusetts Optician of the Year (2011) and the Opticians Association of America President's Service Award (2013). Professor Wong is a nationally recognized lecturer on Ophthalmic Optics, and is also an Assistant Professor of Optics at the New England College of Optometry. Helping students to be successful in the world, is Professor Wong’s mission in teaching.
Contact: 617-588-1294; E-mail; Office: Union Building, Room 310

Kathryn Plante

Kathryn Plante, Adjunct Professor, AS, BS, ABOC, NCLC earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Roger Williams College and her Associate of Science degree in Opticianry from Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. She completed her Ophthalmic Assisting Training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2011. She currently teaches at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology and is a clinical Optician. Professor Plante also is Associate Director of the Opticians Association of Massachusetts.
Contact: E-mail

George Bourque

George Bourque, Adjunct Professor
Contact: E-mail

Dibby Bartlett, Professor
Contact: E-mail 

Kevin Silva, Professor
Contact: E-mail

Alex Thayer, Professor
Contact: E-mail