Carol Bier is Research Scholar with the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley CA. A historian of Islamic art, her interdisciplinary research focuses on patterns as intersections of art and mathematics. Concurrently, she is Research Associate at The Textile Museum, George Washington University, in Washington DC (2001-present), where she served as Curator for Eastern Hemisphere Collections at The Textile Museum (1984-2001). She was President of the Textile Society of America (2006-08). She is presently Associate Editor of the Journal for Mathematics and the Arts (London).