Krishnan Shankar earned his doctorate from U. Maryland in 1999. He is currently a professor at the University of Oklahoma. His papers have appeared in Duke, Proceedings of the AMS, JDG and Geometrie Dedicata. He has collaborated with fifteen different mathematicians, some of whom are known to be among the top Riemannian Geometers alive today. Over the years he has handled some exceptional situations involving frustrated collaborators and friends with humor and grace.