Frank Farris is the author of Creating Symmetry, The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns. He served as Editor of Mathematics Magazine from 2001 to 2005 and again in 2009. Farris has taught at Santa Clara University since 1984.
MAA Trevor Evans Award for mathematical exposition, 2002. David E. Logothetti Teaching Award, 1997. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1977.