Dr. Joshua C. Baker has been promoted to the position of Dean of the Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) following the retirement of Dr. Donald E. Jarnagin. Dr. Baker previously served as AZCOPT’s Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Originally from Blossvale, N.Y., he came to Midwestern University in April 2013 after serving as the Chief of Optometry Service at the U.S. Army Health Clinic in Stuttgart, Germany. As an Army Major, Dr. Baker spent time deployed in Al Asad, Iraq, and received the Bronze Star. He graduated magna cum laude from the Illinois College of Optometry.
Dr. Jarnagin retired as AZCOPT Dean in July. Among his many professional and education roles, he had been a member of the ASCO Board of Directors and a member of the Association’s Financial Affairs and Government Affairs committees.