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This is a list of notable people associated with
San Diego State University, a California State University campus located in the United States.
Entertainment, arts, and media [ edit ]
K.D. Aubert, supermodel, model, actress and Fantanas member
John Baldessari, conceptual artist [1 ]
Greg Bear, noted science fiction author
Jesse Billauer, quadriplegic, motivational speaker, surfer
Russell Carpenter, cinematographer of Titanic [2 ]
DJ Rectangle, DJ/turntablist and Grammy Award-nominated Dance/Hip Hop/Club record producer.
Fred Dryer, actor-producer and former NFL player
Faye Emerson, actress
Sid Fleischman, author of children's books and screenplays
Courtney Friel, television host
Vic Fuentes, lead singer of Pierce The Veil
Ted Giannoulas, The San Diego Chicken
Bob Goen, media personality and anchor-correspondent Entertainment Tonight [3 ]
Mark Grace, long time Chicago Cubs first baseman, current color analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Fox Sports.
Justin Halpern, author
Crystal Harris, model
Brion James, actor
Darren Kavinoky, Lawyer, TV Personality
Julie Kavner, actress and voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons
Kathleen Kennedy, film producer
Cassandra Kunze 2014 Miss California USA winner
George Lewis, news correspondent NBC Nightly News
Art Linkletter (1912–2010), veteran entertainer
Cleavon Little, actor
Abby Martin, journalist – RT-TV Network, activist (mediaroots.org)
Kathy Najimy, actress (Peggy Hill on "King of the Hill")
Gregory Peck, actor
Lisa Dergan Podsednik, model
Zach Porter, lead singer of pop band Allstar Weekend
Andy Rathbone, author of ' ...for Dummies books, technology writer
Constance Reid, author of several biographies of mathematicians and popular books about mathematics
Marion Ross, TV actress ( Happy Days)
Tammie Souza, television meteorologist
Suzy Spafford, cartoonist, creator of "Suzy's Zoo"
J. Michael Straczynski, writer
Mika Tan, pornographic actress and fetish/pantyhose model
Susanna Thompson, actress
Salvador Torres, artist and muralist, father of the Chicano Park murals
Joan D. Vinge, author
Alison Waite, model
Carl Weathers, actor/former professional football player, Apollo Creed in Rocky
Raquel Welch, actress
Steve Yuhas, radio broadcaster and television personality
Jeanne Zelasko, sports journalist, Fox Sports
Business [ edit ]
Charles Brandes, founder of Brandes Investment Partners
Vince Ferraro, ( Kodak),( HP) Senior General Management and Marketing Executive, ExecRank's 2012 list of top 50 CMO's
Chris R. Hansen, American hedge fund manager, unsuccessfully tried to lure the Sacramento Kings to Seattle in 2013 [4 ]
Linda A. Lang, (Chairman & CEO Jack in the Box)
Doug Manchester, real estate developer, namesake of Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, publisher of the San Diego Union Tribune
Robert O. Peterson, founder of Jack in the Box
Sol Price, founder of Price Club (later merged with Costco)
Ralph Rubio, founder, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill (f.k.a. Rubio's Fish Tacos)
Jim Sinegal, ( Costco) Chief Executive Officer, named to Time Magazine's 2006 list of The 100 most influential people
Mark Arabo, President & CEO of the Neighborhood Market Association.
Science [ edit ]
Belle Benchley, Director of San Diego Zoo from 1927 to 1953
Laurance Doyle, PhD, SETI astronomer
Jacques Gauthier, PhD, Paleotonlogist and Professor at Yale University and Peabody Museum of Natural History
Arthur Jensen, PhD, Professor Emeritus of educational psychology at University of California, Berkeley
M. Brian Maple, BA and BS, professor of physics at University of California, San Diego
Gordon Eugene Martin, MA, pioneering piezoelectric materials researcher for underwater sound transducers [5 ]
Ellen Ochoa, BS, Physics (PhD Stanford), First Latina astronaut
Bernard Rimland, PhD, noted autism researcher and founder of the Autism Society of America
J. Michael Scott, PhD, noted biologist and ornithologist
Gina Simmons, PhD, psychoanalyst, writer
Robert Titzer, professor and infant researcher
Bridgette Meinhold, artist and author with a focus on sustainability
Politics and government [ edit ]
David Alvarez, San Diego City Council member.
Roger T. Benitez, U.S. Federal Judge
Ken Calvert, Member of Congress, California. [6 ]
Kevin Faulconer, Mayor of San Diego.
Dusty Foggo, former CIA official.
Shirley Horton, Assemblywoman 2002–2008.
Steven T. Kuykendall, former Member of Congress, California. [7 ]
Bill Lowery, lobbyist and former Member of Congress [8 ]
Mark Meckler, political activist.
Rodney Melville, US judge.
Mary Salas, CA State Assemblywoman.
Lori Saldana, CA State Assemblywoman.
Jerry Sanders, former mayor of San Diego and former Chief of Police.
Howard Wayne, Assemblyman 1996–2002.
Bob Wilson, former Member of Congress and namesake of Bob Wilson Naval Hospital. [9 ]
Athletics and sports [ edit ]
Rob Awalt, former NFL tight end
Marcelo Balboa, World Cup and MLS soccer star
Steven Beitashour MLS All-Star Soccer, Player San Jose Earthquakes
Bud Black, former Major League Baseball pitcher and current manager of the San Diego Padres
Greg Boyd, former NFL defensive end
Willie Buchanon, former NFL cornerback
Michael Cage, former NBA player
Joe Corona Soccer Player Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente and United States men's national soccer team
Don Coryell, former NCAA and NFL head coach, member of the College Football Hall of Fame
Isaac Curtis, former NFL wide receiver
Tom Dahms, former NFL offensive tackle
Brad Daluiso, former NFL placekicker
Kerwin Danley, Major League Baseball umpire
Jeff DaVanon, MLB baseball player
Vernon Dean, former NFL cornerback
Will Demps, former NFL safety
Mike Douglass, former NFL linebacker
Fred Dryer, former NFL defensive end
Herm Edwards, former Kansas City Chiefs head coach
Brett Faryniarz, former NFL linebacker
Marshall Faulk, former NFL Running Back, star of the St. Louis Rams, Inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame
Roman Fortin, former NFL center
John Fox, current Denver Broncos head coach
Gary Garrison, former NFL wide receiver
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, former NFL defensive end
Joe Gibbs, former NFL head coach of the Washington Redskins, Hall of Famer, and owner of NASCAR racing team Joe Gibbs Racing
La'Roi Glover, former NFL defensive tackle
Mark Grace, retired Major League Baseball player and World Series Champion
Robert Griffith, former NFL safety
Chris Gwynn, retired Major League Baseball player
Tony Gwynn, Baseball Hall of Famer
Tony Gwynn, Jr., Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder
Az-Zahir Hakim, former NFL wide receiver
Tally Hall, goalkeeper for Major League Soccer (MLS)'s Houston Dynamo
Aaron Harang, San Diego Padres pitcher
Doug Harvey, former MLB Umpire and Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee 2010
Ronnie Hillman, Running back for the Denver Broncos
Alex Hinshaw, San Francisco Giants pitcher
Bob Howard, former NFL cornerback
Mike Houghton, former Buffalo Bills guard
Monte Jackson, former NFL cornerback
Terry Jackson, former NFL cornerback
Freddie Keiaho, current NFL linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts and Super Bowl XLI Champion
Armen Keteyian, Sports Journalist, HBO Sports, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Mike Kozlowski, former NFL safety
Joe Lavender, former NFL cornerback
Travis Lee, former Major League Baseball player
Jeanne Lenhart, senior Olympian, amateur volleyball player, Ms. Senior San Diego 2012, former performing arts high school teacher
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs small forward
John Madden, former Oakland Raiders head coach, color-commentator Monday Night Football
Chris Marlowe, Sportscaster, former Olympic volleyball player
Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians pitcher
Bobby Meacham, former Major League Baseball player [10 ]
Matt McCoy, current NFL linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bob Mendoza, Rugby Player of the Year 1967, former Red Sox outfielder
Claudie Minor, former NFL offensive tackle
Rich Moran, former NFL punter
Kirk Morrison, Oakland Raiders current starting linebacker
Haven Moses, NFL wide receiver [11 ]
Kassim Osgood, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver
Chester Pitts, NFL, Houston Texans
Noel Prefontaine, Toronto Argonauts kicker
Jimmy Raye, VP of Football Operations for the Indianapolis Colts
Benny Ricardo, former NFL placekicker
Charlene Rink, former professional fitness competitor
Arnie Robinson, Olympic long jump gold medalist
Brian Russell, former NFL safety
Ephraim Salaam, former NFL offensive tackle
Chaz Schilens, NFL wide receiver former Oakland Raiders and current New York Jets
Mike Saxon, former NFL punter
Darnay Scott, former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver
Brian Sipe, former Cleveland Browns quarterback
Webster Slaughter, former American football wide receiver
Dave Smith, former Major League Baseball pitcher
Jeff Staggs, former NFL linebacker
Willie Steele, 1948 Olympic long jump gold medalist
Daniel Steres, professional soccer player
Steven Strasburg, Washington Nationals pitcher.
Malcolm Thomas, professional basketball player; currently plays for the Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv [12 ]
Kyle Turley, former NFL offensive tackle
Don Warren, former NFL tight end
Jeff Webb, former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver
Ralph Wenzel, former NFL offensive guard
Jim Wilks, former NFL defensive end
Nate Wright, former NFL cornerback
Eric Wynalda, World Cup and MLS soccer player. Current ABC broadcaster
Military [ edit ]
Faculty [ edit ]
Jerry Farber, author, SDSU professor
Larry McCaffery, writer, editor, post-modern literary critic, SDSU professor
Khaleel Mohammed, PhD, SDSU professor of religious studies
Shirley Weber, PhD, founding faculty and department chair, SDSU Department of Africana Studies
Retired and former faculty [ edit ]
Nathalia Crane, poet, deceased SDSU professor of English
Suzette Haden Elgin, noted author, retired SDSU professor
Bob Filner, Member of Congress (former professor)
Clinton Jencks, PhD, retired SDSU professor of Economics
Noel Loomis, Sci-Fi and mystery writer, deceased English instructor
John V. Pavlik, founding director of the SDSU School of Communication
Anna Prieto Sandoval, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Chairwoman, and teacher of the Kumeyaay language
Vernor Vinge, PhD, noted Sci-Fi writer and visionary, retired SDSU professor of mathematics
References [ edit ]
^ "John Baldessari. (American, born 1931)". Moma . Retrieved September 12, 2012.
^ Biography at International Cinematographers Guild. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
^ Bob Goen biography at IMDb, retrieved April 9, 2014
^ Miletich, Steve, and Thompson, Lynn. "Chris Hansen: Meet the man with the plan for NBA arena." The Seattle Times, February 18, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
^ Cramer, William S.; Smith, Paul L. (1965). "Piezoelectric Ceramics for Underwater Sound Transducers". U.S. Navy Journal of Underwater Acoustics (Department of the Navy Office of Naval Research) 15 (2): 320.
^ "CALVERT, Ken, (1953 – )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress . Retrieved December 7, 2012.
^ "KUYKENDALL, Steven T., (1947 – )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress . Retrieved December 7, 2012.
^ "LOWERY, William David, (1947 – )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress . Retrieved December 7, 2012.
^ "WILSON, Robert Carlton (Bob), (1916–1999)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress . Retrieved December 7, 2012.
^ "Bob Meacham Stats". Baseball Almanac . Retrieved December 3, 2012.
^ "Haven Moses". database.Football.com . Retrieved November 26, 2012.
^ "Malcolm Thomas". Baseball-Reference.com accessdate= December 27, 2012.