List of Temple University people
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- 2 Alumni
- 3 References
- Russell Conwell, founder and first president of the university, author of Acres of Diamonds
- Ann Weaver Hart
- Thomas Kinsella (1970–1987), Celbrated Irish poet, translator, editor, and publisher. Author of numerous critically acclaimed volumes of poetry. Author of the world famous translation of the ancient Irish epic The Tain. (Táin Bó Cúailnge). While at Temple, he developed a program for students to study in Ireland called "the Irish Experience".
- Emil Grosswald (1968–1980)
- John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences
- John Douglas (conductor) (1956–2010), American conductor and voice teacher. Head of Temple's Opera Theatre program for two decades.
- Katherine Ciesinski
- Lewis Gordon
- Espen Hammer
- Joseph Margolis
- Jitendra Nath Mohanty, emeritus
- Miriam Solomon, Professor of Philosophy
- Nikki Franke, fencer and fencing coach
- Molefi Asante-scholar, known for popularizing and developing Afrocentricity
- Happy Fernandez-politician
- Chevalier Jackson-pioneer physician in laryngology and endoscopy.
- Waldo Nelson-"father of pediatrics,' long time editor of The Journal of Pediatrics and author of "Nelson Book of Pediatrics".
- Rebecca Alpert – activist, Rabbi, and current chair of the religion department
- Edwin David Aponte – author and educator, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Christianity & Culture at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Leon Bass (Ph.D.) – educator
- David Bressoud (Ph.D) – mathematician
- Noam Chomsky – linguist and activist; as child attended Temple-run experimental Deweyite school, Oak Lane Day School
- Miguel A. De La Torre- Associate Professor of Social Ethics & Director of the Justice and Peace Institute at the Iliff School of Theology; author of several books concerning the marginalized.
- Angelo DiGeorge-physician and known for discovery of autoimmune disorder referred to as DiGeorge syndrome. Also, see Temple University School of Medicine, Notable Alumni and Pioneers.
- John Esposito-renowned scholar of Middle East and Islamic studies, professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University.
- Stephen G. Haines – organizational theorist and management consultant
- Thomas Anthony Harris- psychiatrist and author of I'm OK, You're OK.
- Nathan Katz – Florida International University professor and expert on Jewish communities in India
- Bill Mensch – computer scientist
- Robert K. Merton – sociologist
- JoAnne Robbins -- noted authority on dysphagia
- Stephen Sheehi-Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Middle Eastern Studies, College of William and Mary, author of Foundations of Modern Arab Identity and Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims.
- Shirley M. Tilghman – current President of Princeton University
- Laura Marie Greenwood – painter
- Trenton Doyle Hancock – artist
- Ralph Rucci- designer
- Paula Scher- designer
- Andrew Hussie – webcomic artist
- Simmie Knox—presidential portrait painter (Clinton)
- Aaron Shikler—presidential portrait painter (JFK)
- Al Alberts – singer, Philadelphia personality on WPVI-TV program
- Bob Brinker – financial talk radio host for Citadel Media
- Tony Bruno – Sports radio talk show host on ESPN, Fox Sports Radio, and Sporting News Radio
- Howard Bryant – Senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine
- Pat Callahan – host of "This Week in Pro Football" on 950 ESPN
- Steve Capus – president, NBC News
- John Clark – Sports anchorman for NBC 10 news
- Fritz Coleman – Weather anchor, KNBC-TV news
- Jerry Del Colliano – Radio/TV broadcaster, digital media expert, USC professor, author
- Vince DeMentri – anchorman for NBC 10 news
- Ray Didinger – award-winning sports journalist
- Diplo – DJ/producer
- Nick Gillespie-Author/Journalist, editor at reason.com
- Tamron Hall – MSNBC Anchor
- Hiro Muramoto – Japanese cameraman for Reuters, killed while covering the 2010 Thai political protests
- John Kincade – Sports radio talk show host on ESPN Radio
- Mark Levin – conservative author, lawyer, and radio talk show host on WABC.
- Sheri Lynch – syndicated radio co-host of The Bob & Sheri Show
- Marty Moss-Coane – host, daily WHYY-FM local public radio show Radio Times
- Kevin Negandhi – ESPN anchor
- Ronn Owens – radio talk show host
- Ed Sciaky – disc jockey
- Gene Shay – disc jockey
- Terry Smith – broadcaster, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Dan Trachtenberg – co-host, The Totally Rad Show
- Marc Zumoff – Sportscaster – Comcast Sportsnet – Philadelphia 76ers
Film, Theatre, and Television
- Keith Andes – actor
- Darcy Antonellis – major film studio executive
- David Brenner – standup comedian, actor, author, filmmaker
- Richard Brooks – Oscar award-winning Hollywood filmmaker
- Bill Cosby – comedian, actor, author
- Nicholas P. Dallis – soap comic writer
- Irvin Kershner – Film director, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- Norman Fell – comic actor best known for Three's Company (attended Theatre Dept. classes)
- Jason Winston George – actor, Sunset Beach, Platinum
- William Goldenberg – Oscar award-winning Hollywood film editor
- Veronica Hamel – actress best known for playing Joyce Davenport on the television series Hill Street Blues.
- Lois Hamilton – actress
- Tim Heidecker – comedian and co-creator of Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
- Tigre Hill – Film director/producer
- Saba Homayoon – actress
- Bruce Mailman – theatre producer and founder of The Saint
- William Marchant – playwright and screenwriter
- Adam McKay – Emmy Nominated director of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), and Step Brothers (2008)
- Mary Lou Metzger – singer, dancer The Lawrence Welk Show
- Kunal Nayyar – Actor playing Raj on CBS's "Big Bang Theory" sitcom
- Bob Saget – comedian, game show host, Full House.
- Michael Schoeffling – actor who played Jake Ryan in 1980s film Sixteen Candles
- Svetlana Shusterman – from MTV's The Real World Key West
- Tom Sizemore – actor
- Paul F. Tompkins – actor, comedian
- Eric Wareheim – comedian and co-creator of Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
- Patricia Wettig – TV actress, thirtysomething, Brothers & Sisters, Prison Break
- Jesse Williams – actor (Grey's Anatomy)
- Danny Woodburn – actor (Mickey on Seinfield)
- Johnny Ray Gill- Actor/Independent Filmmaker (NBC's "Harry's Law")
- Mari Carmen Aponte-U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador
- Michael E. Busch, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates
- Edward J. Bonin – Republican U.S. Congressman for Pennsylvania
- Frederick C. Branch – first African-American U.S. Marine Corps officer
- Jim Cawley – Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania
- Robert Coughlin-longstanding Republican Pennsylvania representative to United States House of Representatives
- Edwin Duing Eshleman former Republican congressman
- Thomas M. Foglietta-US Congressman and United States Ambassador to Italy
- Vincent Fumo – Democratic Pennsylvania state senator
- Nikoloz Gilauri – Prime Minister of Georgia
- Joseph M. Gladeck, Jr. (B.S. 1972) – Pennsylvania State Representative 1979–2000.
- Camillo Gonsalves (BA in Journalism), Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations
- Theo-Ben Gurirab, President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1999 to 2000 and Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia since 2005
- Joe Hoeffel – former Democratic congressman
- Vincent Hughes – Pennsylvania state senator (Democrat)
- Kathleen Kane-first woman Attorney General of Pennsylvania.
- Paul E. Kanjorski – U.S. Congressman, representing Pennsylvania's 11th district
- Thomas W. Kelly – Lt. General Ret., US Army
- David See-Chai Lam OC, CVO, OBC, (林思齊) – the 25th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Canada
- Joseph Lazarow (1923–2008) – Mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1976–1982
- Joseph Melrose -Former US Ambassador to Sierra Leone, currently a professor at Ursinus College
- Bernard T. Mittemeyer, lieutenant general and former Surgeon General of the United States Army.
- Francis J. Myers – former U.S. Senator and congressman, Pennsylvania
- Charles W. Sandman, Jr. (1921–1985), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district from 1967 to 1975 and was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1973.
- Christopher A. Preble – the vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute.
- Jim Saxton – U.S. Congressman, representing New Jersey's 3rd congressional district
- Martin J. Silverstein, United States Ambassador to Uruguay from 2001 to 2005.
- John F. Street – Former Mayor of Philadelphia
- Nao Takasugi – California State Assembly
- Zambry Abdul Kadir – current Menteri Besar of Perak, Malaysia from political party UMNO.
- Pallam Raju – Cabinet Minister of India for Human Resources Development.
- Sharmi Albrechtsen – author, blogger
- Ben Bova – science fiction author
- Jim Callahan- retired football player and writer
- Tony Campolo – author, pastor, and speaker
- Eric Corey Freed – architect, author, public speaker
- Tom McHale – novelist
- Jeffrey Robinson – author
- Tony Trov – Science Fiction writer
- Johnny Zito – Science Fiction writer
- Alix Dobkin – singer/songwriter
- Jill Scott – R&B/Soul Artist
- Irving Berlin – honorary degree '54, songwriter
- Gilbere Forte – rapper
- Joe Genaro – musician, guitarist and songwriter with the Dead Milkmen
- Julie Gold – songwriter, Grammy Award winner
- Tyler Grady- American Idol 2010 Top 24 Finalist
- Daryl Hall – musician
- Marc-André Hamelin – virtuoso pianist
- Jared Hasselhoff – bassist in band The Bloodhound Gang
- Mark Kramer (jazz pianist) – musician, producer-engineer, Mark Kramer Trio, Eddie Gomez-Mark Kramer Productions Telarc, WEA: Warner Brothers, Electra, Atlantic.
- Fred Mascherino – musician, Taking Back Sunday, Breaking Pangaea
- Dan "Soupy" Campbell – lead singer, The Wonder Years
- Joe Masteroff – Tony Award-winning playwright
- Bill McGlaughlin – composer, conductor, radio host of Exploring Music and Saint Paul Sunday
- John Oates – Musician
- Eric Owens – opera singer
- Billy Paul- Grammy Award winner and R&B singer, known for his number one single "Me and Mrs. Jones" and "War of the Gods"
- Fayette Pinkney – original member of The Three Degrees
- Jimmy Pop – lead singer of band The Bloodhound Gang
- Terell Stafford – professional jazz trumpet player
- Aaron Weiss – musician, mewithoutYou, brother of Michael Weiss
- Michael Weiss – guitarist, mewithoutYou, brother of Aaron Weiss
- Susan Werner – singer-songwriter
- Tim – Korean ballad singer
- Cynthia Yeh – Principal percussion, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Donniel Hartman – Israeli rabbi
- E. Urner Goodman – early leader of the Boy Scouts of America
- Linda and Terry Jamison – "The Psychic Twins"
- Diana Vincent – jewelry designer
- Steven Levy – Writer for Wired (magazine) and author of Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution 
- John C. Allen – Roller coaster designer
- Herman Shooster – Founder of Global Response
- Stephen Starr-celebrity restaurateur
- Bobby Higginson – Major League Baseball player, Detroit Tigers
- John Marzano – Former MLB catcher and Sports Analyst
- Stan Batinski – NFL offensive guard, Detroit Lions
- Todd Bowles – NFL offensive guard, Washington Redskins
- Raheem Brock – NFL defensive end, Indianapolis Colts
- Jim Callahan- former Continental Football League player and writer
- Larry Chester – NFL defensive tackle, Miami Dolphins
- Jim Cooper – NFL offensive tackle, Dallas Cowboys
- Mike Curcio – NFL linebacker, Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers
- Randy Grossman – NFL Tight end, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Tom Hanson – NFL halfback, Philadelphia Eagles
- James Harris – NFL defensive end, Oakland Raiders
- Mike Jarmoluk – NFL defensive tackle, Philadelphia Eagles
- Lance Johnstone – NFL defensive end, Minnesota Vikings
- Alex Joseph – NFL linebacker, San Francisco 49ers
- Bucko Kilroy – NFL defensive tackle, Philadelphia Eagles
- Dan Klecko – NFL fullback, Philadelphia Eagles
- Joe Klecko – NFL defensive tackle, New York Jets; father of Dan Klecko
- Terrance Knighton – NFL Defensive Tackle, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Bill Manlove, National championship college coach
- Jason McKie – NFL fullback, Chicago Bears
- Nick Mike-Mayer – NFL placekicker, Atlanta Falcons
- James Nixon – NFL cornerback, Green Bay Packers
- James Parrish – former professional football player
- Bernard Pierce- NFL, Running back, Baltimore Ravens
- Kevin Ross – NFL cornerback, Kansas City Chiefs
- Sarah Schkeeper – WFA Guard, New York Sharks
- Leslie Shepherd – NFL wide receiver, Washington Redskins
- Al Singleton – NFL linebacker, Dallas Cowboys
- Rod Streater- NFL, Wide receiver, Oakland Raiders
- Rian Wallace – NFL linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Steve Watson – NFL wide receiver, Denver Broncos
- Muhammad Wilkerson-NFL Defensive end, New York Jets
- Lavoy Allen – NBA player, Philadelphia 76ers
- Rick Brunson – NBA player, Philadelphia 76ers
- Mardy Collins – NBA player, New York Knicks
- Mel Greenberg – Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, reporter for Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Steve Javie – NBA referee
- Marc Jackson – American professional basketball player in Europe, former NBA player
- Eddie Jones – NBA player, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies. Dallas Mavericks
- Mark Macon – NBA player, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons
- Aaron McKie – NBA player, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers
- Tim Perry – NBA player, Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers
- Pepe Sánchez – former NBA player now with Spanish ACB; gold- medal winner in basketball with Argentina, 2004 Summer Olympics
- Jason Read-Olympic gold medalist, Rowing.
- Marcus McElhenney Olympian – Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's eight – Bronze Medal Winner
- Benny McLaughlin – National Soccer Hall of Fame
- Allen Rosenberg – rower and rowing coach
- Gabe Sapolsky – professional wrestling booker, part founder of Ring of Honor and Full Impact Pro
- Gil Stein – President of the NHL, 1992–1993.
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[ James Hilty, Temple University: 125 Years of Service to Philadelphia, the Region and the World (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009).]