Dr. Barris is born Dunkirk, New York to W. Record and Thelma M. Barris.
Dr. Barris receives a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester.
Dr. Barris becomes an adjunct lecturer of psychology at Queens College in Flushing, New York.
Dr. Barris receives a Doctor of Philosophy from the City University of New York.
Dr. Barris becomes a fellow of ophthalmology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Barris receives an institutional research grant from the American Cancer Society and a National Research Service fellowship from the National Eye Institute.
Dr. Barris becomes an adjunct instructor of ophthalmology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York.
Dr. Barris receives a postdoctoral research fellowship from Fight-for-Sight.
Dr. Barris is a grantee-in-aid with the Research National Society to Prevent Blindness.
Dr. Barris becomes an assistant professor of optometry at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Dr. Barris becomes a research assistant of psychology at Queens College.
Dr. Barris becomes an assistant professor of internal medicine at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
Dr. Barris serves as a visiting assistant research professor of biochemistry at Michigan State University.
Dr. Barris becomes an assistant professor of optometry at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.