Glenn D. Boreman is Chair of the Department of Physics & Optical Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He served as the 2017 President of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics. He received the BS in Optics from University of Rochester, and the PhD in Optics from University of Arizona. From 1984 to 2011 he was on the faculty of the University of Central Florida, where he supervised 25 PhD students to completion. Prof. Boreman is coauthor of the graduate textbooks Infrared Detectors and Systems and Infrared Antennas and Resonant Structures, and author of Modulation Transfer Function in Optical & Electro-Optical Systems and Basic Electro-Optics for Electrical Engineers. He has published more than 190 journal articles in the areas of infrared sensors and materials, optics of random media, and image-quality assessment. He is a fellow of SPIE, IEEE, the Optical Society of America, and the Military Sensing Symposium.