List of Purdue University people

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Here follows a list of notable alumni and faculty of Purdue University.

Notable alumni[edit]


College chancellors, presidents and vice-presidents[edit]



  • Nolan B. Aughenbaugh – Antarctic explorer and Professor Emeritus of Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi
  • James R. Barker – professor of Organizational Theory and Strategy, Waikato University
  • Michael Baye – Bert Elwert Professor of Business Economics, Indiana University
  • L. W. Beineke – professor of graph theory at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Ronald A. Bosco – expert on Ralph Waldo Emerson, Puritan homiletics and poetics
  • Ronald Breaker - Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University
  • Monty Buell – chair of the Department of History and Philosophy at Walla Walla University
  • George Casella – statistician at Rutgers University, Cornell University, and the University of Florida
  • James Samuel Coleman – author of the Coleman Report on the sociology of education
  • Carl W. Condit – architectural historian, Northwestern University
  • Clarence Cory - the first Professor in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at UC Berkeley; received BME degree from Purdue University in 1889 at the age of 16 and a Doctor of Engineering degree from Purdue University in 1914.
  • Bruce E. Dale – Professor of Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University
  • Kenneth E. deGraffenreid – Professor of Intelligence Studies, Institute of World Politics
  • Victor Denenberg – developmental psychobiologist
  • Ralph Faudree – mathematician, combinatorialist, provost at University of Memphis
  • James Fieser – professor of philosophy at the University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Allan Friedman – Guy L. Odom Professor of Neurological Surgery at Duke University Medical Center
  • Leslie Glasgow - biologist and conservationist at Louisiana State University; assistant Secretary of the Interior from 1969 to 19790

Science and technology[edit]

Astronauts and aviators[edit]



Arts and entertainment[edit]

Business and industry[edit]

Government and law[edit]

National office[edit]


Sub-national office[edit]

Local office[edit]

Other political and legal figures[edit]





Other sports[edit]

Other alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]


Engineering and technology[edit]

Humanities and social sciences[edit]

Management and economics[edit]

Pharmacy, health and human sciences[edit]

Science and mathematics[edit]


See also[edit]


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