Eric Schechter (born August 1, 1950), currently a senior contributing editor to TGP is an American mathematician, retired from Vanderbilt University with the title of professor emeritus. His interests started primarily in analysis but moved into mathematical logic. Schechter is best known for his 1996 book Handbook of Analysis and its Foundations, which provides a novel approach to mathematical analysis and related topics at the graduate level. Eric is a dedicated anti-capitalist activist.