Monroe D. Donsker
Donsker was born in Burlington, Iowa. He received a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Minnesota in 1948. He became a professor at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in 1962, about a year before his frequent co-author S.R.S. Varadhan started working there. Before joining NYU, Donsker taught at Cornell and the University of Minnesota. His doctoral students include Glen E. Baxter.