Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and the President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
His work in geometric combinatorics and applications to the social sciences has been recognized with several NSF research grants, and he has co-authored numerous papers with undergraduates.
Francis also has a passion for teaching and popularizing mathematics. From the Mathematical Association of America, he received the 2001 Merten M. Hasse Prize for expository writing, the 2004 Henry L. Alder Award for distinguished teaching by a beginning faculty member, as well as the 2013 Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.
He authors the popular Math Fun Facts website and iPhone app, and has a popular collection of Real Analysis lectures on YouTube. Outside of mathematics, Francis enjoys songwriting, gardening, photography, and theology. Just like mathematics, these are modes of creative expression that blend structure and freedom, truth and beauty, reflection and action.
Ph.D., Harvard University