Paul L. Kelley studied physics at Rutgers University (BA, 1956), Cornell University (MS, 1959) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD, 1962). Dr. Kelley is a retired Professor of Electrical Engineering at Tufts University where he served as the Director of the Electro-Optics Technology Center. Until 1992, he was a staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and, for a number of years, held the position of Associate Leader of the Quantum Electronics Group. Dr. Kelley's interests include nonlinear optics, tunable lasers, laser spectroscopy, laser remote sensing, and optical communications. Dr. Kelley is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Optical Society of America. He has been the editor of the Optics Letters and chairman of the Optical Society’s Board of Editors and Publications Council. In 1998, Dr. Kelley received the Distinguished Service Award of the Optical Society of America. He is currently preparing the 100th Anniversary history of the Optical Society.