List of California State University, Long Beach people

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This is a list of notable people associated with California State University, Long Beach.




Government and politics[edit]




American football[edit]


Visual arts[edit]

Greg Simkins, B.A. in Studio Art


  • Scott Stantis-Editorial cartoonist for The Chicago Tribune and creator of the comic strips, The Buckets and Prickly City


Fictional alumnus[edit]


  • Phil Alvin: Taught mathematics at CSULB and member of The Blasters band.[11]
  • Robert Eisenman: Professor of Middle East Religions and Archaeology and Director of the Institute for the Study of Judeo-Christian Origins at California State University, Long Beach; and Visiting Senior Member of Linacre College, Oxford University. Expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Steve Horn: Professor Emeritus, former President of the University and 5-term former U.S. Congressman.[12]
  • Maulana Karenga: Former Head of Black Studies Dept, author and activist best known as the founder of the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa
  • Alan Lowenthal: Professor of community psychology, State senator[13]
  • Kevin MacDonald: Evolutionary psychologist professor
  • Ilan Mitchell-Smith: English professor, former child actor
  • Clifton Snider, poet, novelist, literary critic specializing in Jungian and Queer Criticism
  • Shira Tarrant: Author and cultural critic, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m CSULB 50th Anniversary Celebration, Distinguished Alumni
  2. ^ Bewig, Matt (2012-01-15). "Ambassador from Afghanistan: Who Is Eklil Ahmad Hakimi?". AllGov. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Paul Goydos". PGA Tour web site. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  4. ^ "Abe Alvarez Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "John Bowker Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Brent Cookson Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bobby Crosby Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jered Weaver Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Juaquin Juan Hawkins". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ Wilson, Bernie (January 15, 2013). "Mike McCoy, former Long Beach State QB, is new San Diego Chargers coach, say sources". Los Angeles Daily News. Associated Press. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  11. ^ Willman, Chris (June 1, 1986). "Phil Alvin: New Blasters, Old Songs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Board of Trustees for California State University (CSU) Approves Naming of Building at Cal State Long Beach for Former President Stephen Horn, Wife". CSU Newsline. California State University. January 31, 2003. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  13. ^ Biography on State Senate web site