Fran holds a PhD in Semiotics from Florida Atlantic University, in conjunction with Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.S. in Neuroscience/Chemistry and a B.A. in British Literature/Theology from the University of Miami. He earned dual master's degrees in Psychology and English Literature & Languages from Florida Atlantic University. Fran was also named a finalist for the National Society of Arts and Letters Career Award in Literature.
Since 2004, Fran has taught all levels of mathematics, sciences, and humanities, from middle school to advanced placement. An avid musician, Fran enjoys writing, traveling, and medieval re-enactment. Last but not least, in 2013 Fran qualified to be a contestant on Jeopardy!