Dr. P. Satyanarayana is a senior distance educator. He was associated with the planning and founding of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University and Indira Gandhi National Open University. He worked as consultant to several distance teaching Institutions. He participated in many national and international seminars and conferences organized by COL, ICDE, AAOU, UGC, EADTU, AADE, IDEA. He widely travelled in Asia, America and Europe. He contributed to several journals on different dimensions of ODL. His English books include Distance Education: What? Why? How?; Distance Education: Origin, Growth and Development; and Open Universities: Modern Educational Innovations. His Telugu books in Political Science and Public Administration are used as reference works by Telugu medium UG and PG students. He is the founder President of Open Learning Promotion Society. Currently he is Overseas Educational Consultant to OKOS Communication Systems in USA.