Donald C. Hood is James F. Bender Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmic Science at Columbia University. He researches the behavior, physiology, and anatomy of the human visual system and diseases of the retina and optic nerve. From 1982 to 1987, he was Vice President for the Arts and Sciences at Columbia.
Dr. Hood has served on the boards of Brown University, Smith College, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He is a graduate of Harpur College of the State University of New York and received his Ph.D. from Brown. He has also been awarded honorary degrees from Brown, Smith, and the SUNY College of Optometry.