I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Rochester (Yes! The other school) in Optics in 1990 and 1991, respectively. Upon completion, I left the cold cloudy climes of upstate New York and headed for a sunnier (and much hotter) place: Tucson, Arizona. I completed my dissertation entitled “Visual Performance Prediction Using Schematic Eye Models” and received my Ph.D. in Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona in 1995. Since then, I spent several years working as an Assistant Research Scientist, and as a Professor with the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona. In August of 2010, I became a Professor in the College of Optical Sciences.

Current Research Interests

  • Corneal topography and optical properties of the eye.
  • Wavefront sensing of aberration in the eye.
  • Schematic eye modeling.
  • Visual performance following refractive surgery.
  • Ophthalmic Instrumentation.
  • Computational Photography