Enrique "Kiko" Galvez is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Colgate University, in Hamilton, New York, USA. His research work includes laboratory studies of the geometric phase in optics, optical beams carrying optical vortices and polarization singularities, and demonstrations of quantum aspects of light. He has also made contributions in physics education. He is currently the Director of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Colgate University.