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Anthony Ferdinand Di Stefano

Anthony Ferdinand Di Stefano, Italian optometry educator, educational administrator. Fellow Pennsylvania State University, 1968; recipient Community Service award Philadelphia County Optometric Society, 1973. Fellow American Academy Optometry; member American Optometric Association, American Public Health Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute for the Visually Impaired (administrative director since 1987).

Background

  • Stefano, Anthony Ferdinand Di was born on October 21, 1945 in Rome. Came to the United States, 1952. Son of Pancrazio and Angelina (Cardone) DiStefano.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, LaSalle College, 1968. Doctor of Optometry, Pennsylvania College Optometry, 1973. Master of Education, Temple University, 1973.

      Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1974.

    Career

    • Instructor physical science Northeast Catholic High School, Philadelphia, 1968-1969. Assistant professor optometry Pennsylvania College Optometry, 1974-1977, associate professor, since 1977, assistant to president for planning, 1975-1979, assistant dean academy development, 1979-1987, associate dean academy development, 1987-1989, vice president, dean for academy advancement, since 1989. Project accreditation director Council on Clinical Optometric Care, Washington, 1974-1975.

      Project director Preceptorships in Shortage Areas, Philadelphia, 1975-1978, Low Vision Research and Training Center, Philadelphia, since 1982, Rehabilitation Optometry Training Program, Philadelphia, since 1984, Advanced Information Technology Project, since 1986, Miomed. Research Support Grant, since 1987.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: music; piano. Science fiction.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Fellow American Academy Optometry. Member American Optometric Association, American Public Health Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute for the Visually Impaired (administrative director since 1987). Clubs: Lions.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: music; piano. Science fiction.

    Connections

    • Married Paula Jean DiJoseph, June 26, 1976. Children– Paula Josephine, Anthony Joseph.
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    Born October 21, 1945
    (age 72)