List of Haverford College people
This List of Haverford College people includes alumni and faculty of Haverford College. Haverford is a smaller college and has a smaller alumni population than its peers. Because expansion occurred in the 1980s, most of Haverford's alumni are still quite young. Despite this, as of 2010, Haverford alumni include 4 Nobel Prizes, 4 MacArthur Fellows, 20 Rhodes Scholarships, 10 Marshall Scholarships, 9 Henry Luce Fellowships, 56 Watson Fellowships, 2 George Mitchell Scholarship, 2 Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowships, 2 Churchill Scholars, 1 Gates Cambridge Scholar, 13 All Americans, and 23 NCAA Post-graduate winners. Since March 1961, over 138 Haverford alumni have served in 64 developing countries as Peace Corps Volunteers.
HAWAII FIVE-0 ACTOR Daniel Dae Kim is also a Haverford alumni http://danieldaekim.com
Based on data on the Class of 2006, nearly 60% have secured employment by graduation in the business, education and science sectors; 15% will attend graduate/professional schools (many in the arts & sciences, medicine, and law; nearly 40% plan to attend graduate/professional schools within 5 years); 5% will travel; and 4% have fellowships such as the ones mentioned above.
- 1 Alumni
- 2 Notable current and former faculty
- 3 Honorary degree recipients
- 4 External links
- 5 References
Business and industry
- Charlie Apt '84, Co-Owner of Ciao Bella Gelato Company
- Iwao Ayusawa, Japanese Labour relations author
- Michael Dunn '85, Chairman and CEO, Prophet (company)
- James Kuo '86, Bio-Medical entrepreneur, Current CEO of BioMicro Systems
- Andrew L. Lewis, Jr. '53, former Chairman and CEO, Union Pacific Corporation
- Gerald M. Levin '60, former Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Officer
- Eugene Ludwig '68, Chairman & CEO, Promontory Financial Group, and former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency
- Howard Lutnick '83, Chairman and CEO of the Cantor Fitzgerald Company.
- J. Howard Marshall '26, Texan billionaire oil tycoon, who married Anna Nicole Smith in his late 80s
- Robert MacCrate, '43, Sullivan & Cromwell Vice Chairman and legal education reformer
- John Morse '73, president and publisher of Merriam-Webster
- Henry Ritchotte '85, COO of Deutsche Bank
- Tony Petitti '83, CEO of MLB Network
- Jane Silber '85, CEO, Canonical, maintainers of the Ubuntu operating system
- Ken Stern '85, CEO of NPR
- Arn Tellem '76, Principal, Management Wasserman Media Group
- John C. Whitehead '43, former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs, deputy U.S. Secretary of State under Reagan and current chairman of Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Whitehead Campus Center is his namesake
- Barry Zubrow '75, Former Chief Risk Officer, JP Morgan Chase; Former Chief Administrative Officer, Goldman Sachs
- William S. Halstead '26, Inventor in national/international communication: radio and television.
Higher education and academia
- Anthony Amsterdam '57, MacArthur Fellow, University Professor of Law, NYU.
- Robert Bates '64, Eaton Professor of Science of Government, Harvard University.
- Terry Belanger '63, 2005 MacArthur Fellow, University Professor and Director of Rare Book School, University of Virginia.
- Douglas C. Bennett '68, former provost of Reed College, and former president of Earlham College.
- Tristram Potter Coffin '43, former professor of English and founder of the Folklore department at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Stephen G. Emerson '74, Director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and Clyde ’56 & Helen Wu Professor in Immunology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and former President, Haverford College (2007–2011).
- Peter Bacon Hales '72, Professor of Art History and director of the American Studies Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Akira Iriye '57, Professor of History, Harvard University, President of American Historical Society.
- Fredric Jameson '54, Marxist cultural and literary critic, William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University.
- Christoph M. Kimmich '61, former president of Brooklyn College
- Stephen J. Lippard '62, Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Bruce Lincoln '70, author of Holy Terrors and professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School
- Marc Melitz '89, Professor of Economics, Harvard College
- George Mosse '41, University of Wisconsin - Madison John C. Bascom Professor of European History and Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies, concurrently holding the Koebner Professorship of History at Hebrew University; first research historian in residence at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Adam Zachary Newton, Professor of English, Yeshiva University
- Ken Nakayama '62, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
- Frank J. Popper '65, Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy of Rutgers University and the Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University, known for proposing the Buffalo Commons and coining the term Locally Unwanted Land Use (LULU).
- Jack N. Rakove '68 History, Coe Professor of History, Stanford University, Pulitzer Prize '97.
- Hunter R. Rawlings III '66 Classics, 10th President of Cornell University from 1995-2003 (made interim president again in 2005), former President of University of Iowa
- Fred Rodell '26, LL.D. '73; professor, 1933-1973, at Yale Law School, pre-eminent proponent of legal realism
- Andrew M. Shanken '90, Professor of architectural history at University of California, Berkeley, author of "194X: Architecture, Planning, and Consumer Culture on the American Home Front" (Minnesota, 2009).
- Edward A. Shanken '86, University of Amsterdam, Author, Art and Electronic Media (Phaidon, 2009).
- Ed Sikov, film scholar and author of Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers and On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder
- David Thornburgh ‘81, Executive Director, Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania (2008–present)
- Louis Round Wilson attended 1895-98, academic librarian at the University of North Carolina, founder of the University of North Carolina Press, founder of the library science school at the University of Chicago and President of the American Library Association.
Entertainment and the arts
- David Scull Bispham 1876, Baritone, Metropolitan Opera and Covent Garden soloist, author of A Quaker Singer's Recollection, 1920
- William Carragan 1958, musicologist noted for his work on Anton Bruckner (as well as his contributions to physics)
- Chevy Chase, comedian, attended for one semester
- Julius Katchen 1947, concert pianist, recognized by Eugene Ormandy at his debut concert playing Mozart's Piano Concerto in D-Minor (age 10)
- Robert E. Hecht 1941, collector, dealer and expert in antiquities
- Daniel Dae Kim 1990, actor, Lost
- Ken Ludwig 1972, Tony Award-winning playwright of Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You and a lawyer (of counsel) for Steptoe & Johnson LLP
- Andrew Millstein 1984, General Manager of Walt Disney Animation Studios
- Judd Nelson, actor, did not graduate
- Craig Owens '71, art critic and theorist.
- Maxfield Parrish, (attended 1888-1891), American painter
- George Segal, actor, attended
Government, diplomacy, and law
- Richard G. Andrews '77, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
- Gary Born '78, International Arbitrator and Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
- Robert Braucher '36, former Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
- Charles Canady '76, former member of Congress. Florida Supreme Court Justice who coined the term "partial-birth abortion".
- Ron Christie '91, former special assistant to President George W. Bush and deputy assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney
- Richard M. Cooper '64, Rhodes Scholar, former chief counsel for Food and Drug Administration, Partner at Williams & Connolly LLP
- Mark Geragos '79, defense attorney for Winona Ryder and Michael Jackson
- Oscar Goodman '61, Mayor of Las Vegas
- David F. Hamilton ’79, Judge, U.S. Court Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- Mark D. Levine '91, New York City political activist
- Andrew Lewis '53, former CEO Union Pacific, Secretary of Transportation under Ronald Reagan
- Kermit Lipez ‘63, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- Eugene Ludwig '68, former US Comptroller of the Currency, partner of Covington & Burling LLP
- Charles Mathias '44, former U.S. Senator, Maryland
- Koichiro Matsuura '61 Economics, former Japanese Ambassador to France, 1999-now, Director-General of UNESCO
- Robert MacCrate, '43, Sullivan & Cromwell Vice Chairman and legal education reformer
- Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker 1908, Nobel Laureate (1959), Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, chairman of the British Labour Party, architect of the League of Nations; Olympian and captain of Great Britain's Chariots of Fire Olympic track team.
- [Jeffrey B. Pine] '76, Attorney General of Rhode Island, 1993-1999
- Stephen H. Sachs '54, lawyer, former Attorney General of Maryland, and United States Attorney for the District of Maryland where he famously prosecuted the Catonsville Nine.
- Rob Simmons '65, former Congressman (Republican of Connecticut)
- Christopher Van Hollen '47, former United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives from 1972 to 1976
- John Carroll 1963, former executive vice president and editor of The Los Angeles Times, currently the first Knight Visiting Lecturer at Harvard's Shorenstein Center
- Dirck Halstead 1958, photojournalist.
- Adi Ignatius 1981, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review
- Joshua Kurlantzick 1998, journalist and author, special correspondent for The New Republic.
- Daniel Lathrop 1999, investigative reporter, projects data editor at _The_Dallas_Morning_News_.
- Felix Morley 1915, journalist and author, editor 1933-1940 of the Washington Post, winner in 1936 of the Pulitzer Prize for "distinguished editorial writing during the year."
- Robert Neuwirth, 1981, Philosophy, Author of "Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World"
- Josh Mankiewicz 1977, Correspondent, Dateline NBC
- Norman Pearlstine 1964, former Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc., senior advisor at the Carlyle Group
- Juan Williams 1976 Philosophy, Fox News Channel senior correspondent
- Bethlehem Shoals Founder of FreeDarko, author of The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac and The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History, editor-in-chief of The Classical
Literature and writing
- Lloyd Alexander (attended ca. 1940, did not graduate), Newbery Medal-winning author
- Nicholson Baker 1979, novelist, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.
- Dave Barry '69 English, Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist
- John Dickson Carr '29 was an American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn
- Frank Conroy '58, author, late director of the Iowa Writers Workshop
- Robert Flynn, 1990, Editor in Chief of Getty Publications
- Roy Gutman '66, Pulitzer prize winning journalist, author
- Evan Jones[disambiguation needed] '49, poet, playwright, and screenwriter
- Richard Lederer '59, author best known for books on word play and the English language
- Stephen W. Meader, class of 1913, author of over forty novels for young readers
- Christopher Morley, 1910, novelist, poet, and essayist. A Rhodes scholar as were his two brothers.
- Norman Pearlstine former editor-in-chief of Time Magazine, current Chief Content Officer at Bloomberg L.P.
- Logan Pearsall Smith, attended 1881-1884, man of letters, author of Trivia and numerous other works
- Robert C. Bollinger '79, professor of infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education.
- James Dahlberg '62, professor of biomolecular chemistry, University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Thomas Dawber, 1933, The first director of Harvard Medical School's Framingham Heart Study, one of the most important population studies that led to the knowledge that diabetes, cholesterol and tobacco are risk factors for heart disease.
- Stephen Desiderio '74, professor of molecular biology and genetics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, director of Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.
- William H. Harris, '49, for which Harris Hip Score was named after, Alan Gerry Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School.
- John R. Hogness '43, former dean of school of medicine and president of University of Washington. The first President of the Institute of Medicine.
- Thomas S. Inui, '65, founder and Paul C. Carbot Professor of Harvard Medical School Ambulatory Care and Prevention Division.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn '64, noted mindfulness meditation
- James H. McKerrow, '68, Robert E. Smith Endowed Chair in Experimental Pathology, UCSF, former head of Biomedical research Graduate Program UCSF practitioner and researcher.
- Jordan Pober '71, Professor Immunology and Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine.
- Jonathan Rhoads '28, former Chairman of Surgery at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, President of American College of Surgeons.
- Robert T. Sataloff, '71, MD and DMA, Otolaryngologist at Drexel University College of Medicine; and former Choral Director at Thomas Jefferson University; also teaches at Academy of Vocal Arts and Curtis Institute of Music.
- Joel Selanikio ’86 Sociology, pediatrician, epidemiologist, social entrepreneur, and technologist. Winner of the Haverford College award in 2005, and the Lemelson-MIT award for sustainability in 2009 (for his work in creating technology for global health). Named by Forbes magazine in 2009 as one of the nine most powerful innovators. Former adviser to Tommy Thompson, former Secretary of Health and Human Services.
- James Tyson class of 1860, Dean of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
- Roger Bacon (physicist), '51 Physics, inventor of carbon fiber in 1958
- Stephen J. Lippard '62, Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry, MIT
- Theodore William Richards class of 1885, Nobel laureate (Chemistry, 1914), first American to win a Nobel in Chemistry
- Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. '63 Physics, Nobel laureate (Physics, 1993), Dean of Faculty at Princeton University
- John F. Paulson '51 Chemistry and Physics, Harold Brown Award 1986
Social action, philanthropy, and community service
- Henry J. Cadbury, Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
- Steve Cary, Quaker and former president of the American Friends Service Committee, Nobel Laureate as representative of the AFSC for their work during World War II
- Deirdre V. Cryor ‘88, President, St. Mary’s Academy (Englewood, CO) (2005–present)
- David Ellis '58, former president of Boston Museum of Science
- David M. Felsen ’66, Headmaster, Friends' Central School (Philadelphia, PA)
- Norman Hill, civil rights activist, Black labor leader
- Ta Chun Hsu '42, former president of The Starr Foundation (1969-1999)
- Jonathan Huxtable ‘93, Founding Head of School, Harford Friends School (Street, MD)
- Rufus Jones (class of 1885) author, philosopher and founder of the American Friends Service Committee
- Tom Kessinger ’63, ‘65, General Manager of the Aga Khan Foundation (1996–present)
- Terence Pell '76, President of Center for Individual Rights, a leading conservative legal advocacy organization
- Ghebre Selassie Mehreteab '72, co founder and CEO NHP Foundation(1987-2009), a leading creator of affordable housing and prevention of foreclosure for low income families.
- Robert Schwartz '71, co-founder and executive director of Juvenile Law Center (winner of 2008 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions)
- Vincent Warren '86, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights, a leading liberal legal advocacy organization
Sports and athletics
- Edward "Eddie" Andujar '79, world welterweight champion (PKA) in full-contact karate, retired 1977.
- Josh Byrnes '92, senior vice president of baseball operations, San Diego Padres and former general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- Thomas Glasser 1982, gold medalist in the 4x400 meter relay at the 1981 Maccabiah Games. Died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
- Thad Levine '94, Assistant General Manager of the Texas Rangers
- Stuart Levitt 1963, NCAA College Division Champion in Men's Javelin, 1963; All-American; Gold medalist in javelin at the Maccabiah Games, winner Penn Relays 1963.
- Seamus McElligott '91, five-time national track champion, 1990 national Division III cross country champion, last Division III athlete to earn Division I All-American status.
- Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker 1908, Ran for Great Britain in the Olympic games in 1912, 1920 (silver medalist at 1500 meters), and 1924. In the latter games in Paris, he was team captain and the teams exploits were made famous as the Chariots of Fire Olympic track team.
- Karl Paranya '97, first NCAA Division III runner to run a sub-four minute mile and world record holder in the indoor 4x800 relay race.
- Tony Petitti '83, President and Chief Executive Officer, MLB Network.
- Rob Plummer '90, professional sports agent.
- Ronald M. Shapiro '64, attorney and sports agent, Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler (past clients include Hall of Famers Cal Ripken, Jr., Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Kirby Puckett, and Eddie Murray)
- Arn Tellem '76, attorney and sports agent. Clients have included Tracy McGrady, Jason Giambi, and Pau Gasol.
- Dick Voith '77, All-American basketball player (currently an economist at Econsult and an adjunct professor at the Wharton Business School).
- Dale Cooper, FBI detective in David Lynch's Twin Peaks.
- Brian Callahan, former lacrosse player in Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections
- Cal McCaffrey, D.C. reporter in State of Play
- Stephen Collins, U.S. Congressman in State of Play
- Astrid Farnsworth, FBI agent in Fringe
Notable current and former faculty
- Richard J. Bernstein, Professor of Philosophy (1966–1989), author of John Dewey (1966), current Dean of Graduate Studies, New School of Social Research.
- Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, author and psychoanalyst, former student and biographer of Hannah Arendt.
- Curt Cacioppo, Professor of Music. American contemporary composer.
- Roberto Castillo-Sandoval, Associate Professor of Spanish. Chilean Author.
- John Royston Coleman, President 1967-77, labor economist, author of Blue-Collar Journal, host of CBS program "Money Talks", later president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.
- Ruth Levy Guyer, Visiting Professor for General Studies. Teaches bioethics. Frequent contributor on National Public Radio.
- Jerry P. Gollub, Professor of Physics, Member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1992 and only member teaching at a liberal arts institution.
- Elihu Grant, writer, Professor of Biblical literature 1917-1938
- Elaine Tuttle Hansen, Provost of Haverford College 1995-2002, Current President of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
- Dale Harper Husemoller, Topologist, author of Fibre Bundles and Elliptic Curves of Springer Verlag math textbook series, studied under Lars Ahlfors
- Rufus Jones, professor of philosophy 1893-1934, Quaker mystic, co-founder of American Friends Service Committee
- Roger Lane, Benjamin R. Collins Research Professor in history, winner of the prestigious Bancroft Award from Columbia University and the Best Book Award from the Urban History Association
- Ariel G. Loewy, late founder of Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (1954–2000), discoverer of Factor XIII.
- Lucius T. Outlaw, Professor of Philosophy (1980–2000), Scholar of W. E. B. Du Bois, Director of African American Studies, Vanderbilt University (2001- )
- Harry C. Payne, Provost and Professor of European History (1985–1988), Acting President(1987–1988), President of Williams College (1994–2005).
- Julio de Paula, Professor of Chemistry (1989–2005), co-author of popular textbook Physical Chemistry with Peter Atkins of Oxford, current Dean of Lewis and Clark College (2005- ).
- Michael Sells, Gest Professor of Comparative Religions at Haverford 1984-2005. Author of Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations. Current Barrows Professor of Islamic History and Literature at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.
- Ronald F. Thiemann, Chairman of Religion (1975–1985), Dean of Harvard Divinity School (1986–1998).
- Josiah ("Tink") Thompson, Professor of Philosophy (1965-1976), biographer and scholar of Søren Kierkegaard; expert on assassination of John F. Kennedy (author of "Six Seconds in Dallas"); left academia to become a private investigator in San Francisco, author of memoir "Gumshoe"
- Joseph A. Tolliver, Dean of Students 1998-2006. Current vice president of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.
- Cornel West, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (1987–88), currently Professor of Religion at Princeton University.
Honorary degree recipients
Haverford College invites distinguished members of society to speak at academic convocations and at commencement. There are three to four honorary degree recipients at commencement, and it is tradition that one of the recipients be a Quaker. The college awards Litt.D, Sci.D, LL.D, D.MA, D.FA, D.H.A honoris causa.
Prominent recipients include:
- 2011: Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese American former NBA basketball player and humanitarian.
- 2010: Bob Herbert, Columnist for The New York Times
- 2008: Anna Deavere Smith, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-nominated American actress, playwright, and professor
- 2007: Ghebre Selassie Mehreteab, '72, CEO,The NHP Foundation, builder of affordable housing, Barbara Ehrenreich, columnist essayist, and author. Author of Nickel and Dimed
- 2006: Koichiro Matsuura '61, Director-General of UNESCO.
- 2005: Dave Matthews, Grammy-winning lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band
- 2005: Juan Williams '76, Emmy Award–winning writer, and radio and television correspondent. Senior correspondent of National Public Radio.
- 2004: Jane Goodall, English primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist.
- 2004: Paul Krugman, American economist and a columnist for The New York Times.
- 2002: Bill Cosby, American actor, comedian, television producer, and activist.
- 2001: Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist and poet. Author of Things Fall Apart.
- 2000: Madeleine L'Engle, American writer best known for her children's books, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time.
- 2000: Edward Said, Palestinian-American literary theorist and outspoken Palestinian activist.
- 2000: Charles V. Willie, Sociologist 
- 1999: Daniel Schorr, legendary broadcast journalist
- 1998: Wynton Marsalis, one of the most prominent Jazz musicians of his age
- 1993: Arthur Ashe, prominent African American tennis player and humanatarian. Winner of three Grand Slam titles.
- 1992: Thomas L. Friedman, American journalist, author and a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize
- 1991: Dave Barry '69, humorist
- 1991: Catharine MacKinnon, feminist legal scholar
- 1991: Freeman Dyson, physicist and mathematician
- 1989: Audre Lorde, writer, poet, and activist
- 1985: Elie Wiesel, Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor. Author of Night.
- 1983: Paul Simon, United States Senator from Illinois
- 1982: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former South African politician who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress' Women's League
- 1981: Rosa Parks, African American civil rights activist
- 1981: Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, Town in France that harbored thousands of Jews during the Holocaust
- 1980: John Royston Coleman, labor economist, author of Blue-Collar Journal, former president
- 1979: Tony Taylor, second baseman and coach.
For a complete list of honorary degree recipients since 1858, visit Haverford's Commencement page.
- ["http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nobel_laureates_by_university_affiliation" "List of Haverford Nobel Laureates"].
- ["http://www.haverford.edu/abouthaverford/ataglance.php" "Haverford at a glance"]. 2010.
- Kelly, Jacques (2010-02-03). "Christopher Van Hollen Sr., ambassador, Former Baltimorean and father of Md. congressman was ambassador to Sri Lanka and career Foreign Service officer". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
- Allen C Thomas; Haverford College Alumni Association (1900). Biographical catalogue of the matriculates of Haverford College, together with lists of the members of the college faculty and the managers, officers and recipients of honorary degrees, 1833-1900. Philadelphia: Printed for the Alumni Association. p. 173.
- http://www.haverfordathletics.com/information/glasser/index Accessed October 5, 2011.
- Thompson, Josiah (1967). Six Seconds in Dallas. ISBN 978-0-394-44571-7.
- Tony Taylor