List of Stony Brook University people

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This is a list of people connected to Stony Brook University.

University presidents[edit]

Name Years served
Dr. John Francis Lee 1961
Dr. John S. Toll 1965 - 1978
Dr. John Marburger III 1980 - 1994
Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny 1994 - 2009
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley 2009 - Now

Notable faculty[edit]

This list includes both present and former faculty members.

Name Known for Relationship to Stony Brook
Thomas J. J. Altizer Literary critic, Philosopher and Theologian Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Robert Aumann Nobel laureate in Economics Visiting Leading Professor, Founding member of Center for Game Theory in Economics at Stony Brook
Laurence Baxter Statistician An annual lecture in his memory:[1]
Jorge Benach Co-discoverer of Lyme Disease Professor, Director of the Stony Brook Center for Infectious Diseases, and Chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology.
Paul M. Bingham Microbiologist and proponent of his own theory of human evolution Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology in the School of Medicine.
Justus Buchler American philosopher and metaphysician Professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy. [2]
William Chittick Author of several influential books on Sufism and Islamic philosophy Professor, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook.[3]
Richard Clark Dermatologist and Biomedical Engineer Professor, Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook.
Simon Donaldson Mathematician, Fields Medallist (1986), Shaw Prize-winning mathematician (2009) Permanent member, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook.[4]
Lawrence Dutton Violist, Emerson String Quartet, 1977–present. Artist in Residence, Music Department at the Staller Center at Stony Brook.[5]
Douglas J. Futuyma Evolutionary Biologist, Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences
Richard J. Gambino Materials Science, Recipient of the National Medal of Technology, 1995. Helped invent magnetic materials used for erasable optical data storage.
H. Bentley Glass Geneticist
James Glimm Mathematician, President of the American Mathematical Society, Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, recipient of the National Medal of Science
George W. Hart Professor of Computer Science
Benjamin Hsiao Materials Scientist, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Chief Research Officer and Vice-President for Research at Stony Brook University (2012- )
Jukka Jernvall Research in mammalian dentition Research Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology [6]
Allan Kaprow Developer of Happenings Department of Fine Arts, 1961–1968; Professor
Lee Koppelman longtime Executive Director of the Long Island Regional Planning Board Director of Stony Brook University's Center for Regional Policy Studies.
Donald Kuspit Art critic
Richard Leakey Paleontologist and Conservationist Visiting Professor of Anthropology
Daniel Levy (sociologist) German-American sociologist Currently professor in the Department of Sociology
Don Ihde Philosopher of science Currently a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Stony Brook.
Masayori Inouye Researcher in antisense RNA Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook [7].
Michael Kimmel Sociologist Currently professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Stony Brook.
Paul Lauterbur Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2003 for work in MRI in 1970s at SB [8]
John Marburger III Physicist, Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory and Science Advisor to former President George W. Bush University President(1980–1994)
Dusa McDuff Mathematician, Fellow of the Royal Society, 1994
Lynne Meadow Theatrical Director of the Manhattan Theatre Club
Emil Wolfgang Menzel, Jr. Communication and Cognition of chimpanzees Professor of psychology.
Harold Metcalf Laser cooling research Professor, Department of Physics
John Milnor Mathematician, Fields Medallist (1962), Abel Prize-winning mathematician (2011) Director, Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Stony Brook [9]
Mel Pekarsky Artist Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor, Department of Art
Massimo Pigliucci Author Evolutionary biologist
Jim Simons Founder of Renaissance Technologies, Hedge-Fund Manager. Chairman, Department of Mathematics
Louis Simpson Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of English
Noah Smith Econotroll Assistant Professor at Stony Brook
Dennis Sullivan Mathematician, Recipient of the Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry, the Prix Élie Cartan of the French Academy of Sciences, the King Faisal International Prize for Science, the National Medal of Science, the AMS Steele Prize and the Wolf Prize.
Eckard Wimmer Synthesis of first de novo poliovirus Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook [10]
Chen Ning Yang Nobel Prize in Physics, 1957, shared with Tsung-Dao Lee for work on weak nuclear forces and parity Professor (1965-1999) [11]
Shing-Tung Yau Fields Medal-winning mathematician (1982) Assistant professor at Stony Brook (1972-1974)
Ron Overton Author, Recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts Professor at Stony Brook.

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Known for Relationship to Stony Brook
Scott G. Abbey Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of UBS AG B.S. (1972) Mathematics & Psychology, M.S(1974) & Ph.D(1975) Computer Science
Craig Allen WCBS-TV and WCBS-AM meteorologist B.S., Meteorology
Scott Amron American conceptual artist and electrical engineer B.E., Electrical Engineering
Michael R. Anastasio Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory M.A., Ph.D., Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Kenneth Andrews Sociologist PhD 1997
Babette Babich Philosopher and Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University B.A., 1980
Kim Barnes Arico Current head women's basketball coach at the University of Michigan Attended and played basketball in 1988–89 (transferred to Montclair State University).
Joy Behar Comedienne, TV personality, Talk show host M.A., English Education
Mark Bridges Costume Designer B.A., Theater Arts, 1983
Peter Bucknell classical violist D.M.
Jeffrey Carter Jr. Senior Engineering Team Lead B.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1987
Errol Cockfield Jr. Press secretary to the Governor of New York B.A., English, 1994
Jesse Colombo Economic analyst and Forbes columnist who predicted the Global Financial Crisis (2007-2010) at age 18 B.S., 2008
Daniel Corbett BBC Weather forecaster B.S., Meteorology
Steve Cuozzo New York Post writer/editor B.A., English, 1971
Eric Corley radio show host and publisher of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly magazine
Jane Delgado President and CEO of National Alliance for Hispanic Health Ph.d., Clinical Psychology, 1981
Glenn Dubin Co-founder and CEO of Highbridge Capital Management B.A., Economics, 1978
Diane Farr Author & Actress, best known as Megan on NUMB3RS on CBS B.A., 1995
Juan Flores Human Resources Manager B.S. Scam Artistry, 2008
Mitchell B. Fox Group President of Conde Nast Publications B.S., Political Science
Robert Gallucci Former ambassador and current dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University B.A. 1967
Steven K. Galson Acting Surgeon General of the United States
David Gelernter Professor at Yale University, and victim of the Unabomber Ph.D., Computer Science
Christine Goerke Opera singer B.A.
Ned Goldreyer Television writer B.A.
Stuart Goldstein Squash player
Edward Guiliano President of New York Institute of Technology Ph.D.
John L. Hennessy President of Stanford University M.A., Ph.D., Computer Science
Scott Higham Investigative journalist for the Washington Post and winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize
Hao Huang concert pianist and Professor at Scripps College D.M.A. in piano performance
Rachel Vetter Huang violinist and Lecturer in Music at Scripps College D.M.A. in violin performance
Perry Kivolowitz Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement winner B.S. 1981, Computer Science
Adam Klein Opera singer B.A.
Joseph E. LeDoux neuroscientist Ph.D. in 1977
Patrick S. Lee Lecturer, Hofstra University, artist musician/composer and IT consultant M.Mus./Ph.D. student (on hold)
Nick Mamatas Author B.A., 1992
Geoffrey K. Martin mathematician Ph.D 1983
Doug McAdam sociologist Ph.D. 1979
Fulvio Melia Author, Physicist, and Astrophysicist at the University of Arizona M.S. 1980
Britta Merwin NBC Weather Plus meteorologist B.S., Meteorology
Steffen Mueller Microbiologist Ph.D. 2002

I- IDaniel Thomas Moran || Dentist, Assistant Clinical Professor Boston University Poet Laureate of Suffolk County]] B.S. 1979

Horaţiu Năstase physicist PhD in May 2000
Joe Nathan pitcher for the Detroit Tigers
Ron Nehring current Chairman of the California Republican Party B.A. 1992
James S. Olson Historian PhD
Jon Oringer Founder/CEO of Shutterstock B.S., Computer Science 1997, B.S. Mathematics 1997
Sandy Pearlman Rock music promoter B.A. 1965, 1966
Terry Pinkard noted Hegel scholar and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University Ph.D., 1974
Walter W. Powell sociologist Ph.D. 1978
Joshua (Josh) Prager Director of Center for Rehabilitation of Pain Syndromes at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; President of North American Neuromodulation Society MD, MS, B.S. 1972 Stony Brook's SAB Concert Chairman
Norman Prusslin President of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and board member of the Press Club of Long Island B.A. 1973
Jeff Raskin Author and co-creator of the Macintosh computer at Apple Computer, Inc. B.S. 1964, B.A. 1965
Alia Sabur world's youngest college professor (age 18), B.S. at age 14 B.S. 2003 applied mathematics summa cum laude [12]
Howard Saltz Editor of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale B.A., 1983; Editor-in-Chief of Statesman, 1981-82
Laura Schlessinger American commentator, host of the Dr. Laura radio call-in show B.S. 1968
Andrew Sega Musician and software engineer B.S., Computer Science / Philosophy
Abraham Silberschatz Professor and Chair of the Computer Science department at Yale University
Isabel Soveral Composer
Michael Stebbins geneticist PhD
Srinidhi Varadarajan Director of the Terascale Computing Facility at Virginia Tech and as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Susan R. Wessler molecular biologist and geneticist B.A., 1974

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