University Consortium Member

George Zimmerman

University of Pittsburgh

George Zimmerman, NLCSD Consortium Member

George J. Zimmerman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Instruction and Learning, Vision Studies Specialization at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a 1973 graduate of Kutztown University’s teacher of the visually impaired (TVI) program, and a 1976 graduate of Western Michigan University’s O&M program. He received his PhD in Education and Human Development (with emphasis in O&M research) from Vanderbilt University in 1987. He has served the educational and O&M needs of children and adults in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Texas, and Tennessee. In addition, he has prepared hundreds of TVIs and O&M Specialists, including the research mentoring and advising of doctoral students and National Center for Leadership in Visual Impairment Fellows in university personnel preparation programs at Boston College, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, and the University of Pittsburgh. He has authored and co-authored articles in the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, AER Journal, RE: view and related journals. He is also the author of books chapters in the Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, Foundations of Low Vision, and the Handbook in Special Education. Dr. Zimmerman is also the creator of the Zimmerman Low Vision Simulation Kit which are materials used to by non-visually impaired individuals to understand various types of visual pathology leading to low vision.