number around 220,000 worldwide. University of Massachusetts Amherst alumni [1 ]
Nobel Prize winners [ edit ]
Academia [ edit ]
Winthrop E. Stone 1882, Former President of Purdue University
Zhou Qifeng 1983 Ph.D., Former President of Peking University
David Rosner, Professor at Columbia University.
Michael J. Franklin, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley [2 ]
Dominic W. Massaro, Professor of Psychology and Computer Engineering at the UC Santa Cruz
Ann C. Noble, Professor at UC Davis
Steven Nock, Commonwealth Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia
Zhi-Li Zhang, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at University of Minnesota.
M. S. Vijay Kumar, Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education at MIT [3 ]
Kai von Fintel Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean at MIT [4 ]
Gennaro Chierchia, Professor and Department Chair of Linguistics at Harvard University. [5 ]
Jim Waldo Ph.D., Gordon McKay Professor at Harvard University. [6 ]
Mark Richard, Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. [7 ]
Devang Khakhar, Director of IIT Bombay. [8 ]
Douglas Ready, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. [9 ]
Lin Chao, Professor at University of California, San Diego
Larry W. Esposito, Professor at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado. [10 ]
Carl Phillips, Professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis
Michael Dirr, Professor of horticulture at University of Georgia
Dorothy Barresi, Professor at California State University at Northridge
Michael Blakey, National Endowment for the Humanities Professor at the College of William & Mary, [11 ]
Anita L. Tucker, Associate Professor at Harvard Business School [12 ]
David Fubini, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School [13 ]
Edward N. Zalta, Principal Editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. [14 ]
Christy Anderson G, Professor of Art and Architecture at University of Toronto. [15 ] [16 ]
Li Minqi, Associate Professor of Economics at University of Utah
Janet Abu-Lughod, sociologist known for contributions to world-systems theory
Francis A. Bartlett 1905, eminent dendrologist
Janet Catherine Berlo 1974, art historian
Leonard Katz, Professor of Psychology at University of Connecticut
Joy Ladin, Professor at Yeshiva University
Kembrew McLeod, Professor of Communication Studies at University of Iowa.
Carlton Brown 1972, 1979G, president of Clark Atlanta University
Philip R. Day, G, former Chancellor of City College of San Francisco and Cape Cod Community College
Evan Dobelle 19363, 1970G, 1987 Ed.D., president of Westfield State College
Larry W. Esposito 1977G, planetary astronomer
Vera King Farris G, former president of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Bertram Forer 1936, psychologist and namesake of the Forer effect
Guy Livingston, a food scientist and founder of Phi Tau Sigma
Dana Mohler-Faria, president of Bridgewater State College
Joseph B. Moore, president of Lesley University
Robert J. Braathe, 1997, Part-Time Professor of Business at Schenectady County Community College [17 ]
Regina O'Connor, noted historian
Alexey A Petrov, 1997, Professor of Physics, Wayne State University, recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Alexander Shishin, 1976G, Professor of English, Kobe Women's University, Japan; utopian novelist.
Roger Stritmatter 2001 PhD, professor of humanities and one of the leading modern-day advocates of the Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship
Donald P. Zingale 1969G, president of the State University of New York at Cobleskill
James Howard Smith, 1993, BA, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Sociocultural Wing at UC Davis
Science and technology [ edit ]
Cynthia E. Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Sarah Stewart, first woman to be awarded an MD Degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. [18 ]
William P. Brooks 1875, agronomist, foreign advisor to the Japanese government in the Meiji period, president of the Massachusetts Agricultural College
Catherine Coleman 1991, Ph.D., astronaut
Dorion Sagan 1981, author
Steven Sinofsky 1989G, president of Windows Division at Microsoft
Chang-Gyu Hwang Ph.D., National Chief Technology Officer of South Korea [19 ]
Niva Ran 2010, notable researcher at UCSB, self-proclaimed vegetarian guru.
Rob Corddry, actor
Jeffrey Donovan, actor
Jere Burns, 1980, actor
Richard Gere, 1971, actor (did not graduate)
Jonathan Hensleigh, 1981, screenwriter and film director
Fardeen Khan, Bollywood actor (did not graduate)
William Monahan, screenwriter The Departed
Bill Pullman, 1980 MFA, actor
Bridget Moynahan, actress (did not graduate)
Liev Schreiber, actor (attended classes)
Television [ edit ]
Norm Abram 1972, "America's most famous carpenter"
Rob Corddry 1993, former writer and correspondent for , actor on the television series The Daily Show The Winner
Bill Cosby 1972G, 1976 Ed.D., actor, comedian, writer, star of The Cosby Show
Jeff Corwin 2002, Animal Planet's The Jeff Corwin Experience Jenny Dell reporter for
NESN (New England Sports Network) and the Boston Red Sox
Jeffrey Donovan 1991, star of USA original series Burn Notice
Lauren Koslow, actress on Days of our Lives
Phil Laak Professional Poker Player nicknamed " The Unabomber"
Loretta Long 1973 Ph.D., long-time actress Sesame Street
Ken Ober 1980, American game show host, comedian, and actor.
Nancy Oliver writer for the series Six Feet Under
Peter Tolan, television producer, director, and screenwriter
Mark Wilding 1979, lead writer and executive producer of " Grey's Anatomy"
Marc Forgione 2010, one of the Iron chefs competing on Food Network's Iron Chef America and owner of restaurant Marc Forgione in New York City. Chef Forgione competed on and won season three of " The Next Iron Chef" in 2010.
Journalism [ edit ]
Deepak Ananthapadmanabha 2006, web-based technology journalist
Steve Buckley 1978, sportswriter
Gerry Callahan, sports writer for the and radio talk show personality for Boston Herald WEEI
Jill Carroll 1999, journalist for kidnapped in Christian Science Monitor Iraq on assignment in January 2006
Gail Collins 1970 MA, columnist and former New York Times editorial page editor
Audie Cornish 2001, " National Public Radio" host of " All Things Considered", former host of " Weekend Edition: Sunday"
Michael C. Moynihan, senior editor of the libertarian magazine Reason
Wendi Nix, reporter for ESPN
Carol Rosenberg, a senior journalist with the known for her coverage of the operation of the McClatchy News Service Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.
David Pakman, host of the internationally syndicated television and radio program The David Pakman Show
Dan Wetzel, national columnist Yahoo! Sports, New York Times best-selling author
History, literature, art, and music [ edit ]
Kenny Aronoff 1975, drummer
Ben Baraldi, bassist in The Minibosses
David Berman, poet, musician
Frank Black, rock singer and guitarist in the Pixies
Aaron Burke, guitarist in The Minibosses
Joey Santiago, guitarist in the Pixies
Jack Canfield 1972G, best-selling author
Bill Cosby 1972G, 1976 Ed.D., actor, comedian, writer
Beth Krommes 1980G, children's book illustrator
Patrick DeCoste 2000, guitarist, composer
Dana Gould, 1986, comedian
James Grinwis, poet
Peter Hargitai, Award winning novelist, poet and translator
Fardeen Khan Bollywood actor
Raymond Kennedy, novelist
Peter Laird, co-creator Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Taj Mahal 1963, composer and singer
William Manchester 1946, author, biographer, and recipient of the National Humanities Medal
Alex Marcoux, 1981, novelist, New Thought author and scientist
J Mascis, rock singer and guitarist in Dinosaur Jr
Jeff Penalty (b. Jeff Alulis), former lead singer of Dead Kennedys.
Joe Pernice singer in Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Chappaquiddick Skyline
Jesse Richards Stuckist painter, filmmaker, Remodernist film,
Louis Ross, 1917, architect, designed many of the campus buildings
Alex Shishin, short story writer, utopian novelist
Buffy Sainte-Marie 1970, singer
Flo Steinberg of Marvel Comics
Susan Straight, 1984, Published writer and novelist, Professor at the University of California, Riverside
Paul Theroux 1963, travel writer and author
Natasha Trethewey 1995, U.S. poet laureate
Matt Wood, drummer in The Minibosses Peter Manseau 1996, author
Jane Yolen, author
Athletics [ edit ]
Baseball [ edit ]
Ben Cherington 1998G, executive Vice President and General Manager of the Boston Red Sox
Chick Davies 1914, pitcher and outfielder with the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Giants
Gary DiSarcina 1995, MLB All-Star, California Angels
Mike Flanagan 1975, 1979 Cy Young Award winner, Baltimore Orioles
Nick Gorneault 2001, outfielder, Los Angeles Angels
Bob Hansen, first baseman, Milwaukee Brewers
Neal Huntington MA, General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Dave Littlefield 1984, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Chad Paronto, relief pitcher, Houston Astros
Jeff Reardon 1977, relief pitcher Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox
Dave Telgheder, starting pitcher, New York Mets
Ron Villone 1992, relief pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals
Basketball [ edit ]
Bill Bayno (did not graduate), Division 1 collegiate coach and professional assistant coach
Marcus Camby, 1996 Naismith College Player of the Year and current professional basketball player for the New York Knicks
Julius Erving 1971, Hall of Fame professional basketball player (received earned bachelor's and honorary doctorate simultaneously)
Gary Forbes 2008, professional basketball player Toronto Raptors
Tony Gaffney 2009, professional basketball player Boston Celtics
Stephane Lasme 2007, professional basketball player Miami Heat
Rick Pitino 1974, professional and collegiate basketball coach
Lou Roe 1995, professional basketball player, Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors
Al Skinner 1974, basketball coach, Boston College
Tony Barbee 1993, collegiate basketball coach, Auburn University
Derek Kellogg 1995, collegiate basketball coach University of Massachusetts Amherst
Neal Brown, Texas Tech Red Raiders offensive coordinator
Jeremy Horne professional football player, Kansas City Chiefs
Jeromy Miles, professional football player, Cincinnati Bengals
Victor Cruz 2010, professional football player and 2012 Super Bowl Champion, New York Giants Second-team All-Pro ( 2011) Pro Bowl ( 2012)
Vladimir Ducasse, professional football player New York Jets
James Ihedigbo professional football player Baltimore Ravens
Greg Landry 1968, quarterback, Detroit Lions
Brandon London 2006, professional football player Miami Dolphins
John McCormick, 1961, professional football quarterback/ punter, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos
Milt Morin 1966, tight end, All-Pro Cleveland Browns
Marcel Shipp, running back, Arizona Cardinals (former team), 2009 UFL Champions Las Vegas Locomotives (Current Team)
Mike Tannenbaum, general manager, New York Jets
David Branch, president of the Canadian Hockey League
James Marcou, professional ice hockey player, San Jose Sharks
Brad Norton 1998, professional ice hockey player
Jonathan Quick, professional ice hockey player, 2010 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2012 NHL All-Star, 2012 Conn Smythe winner, 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings
Thomas Pock, professional ice hockey player, New York Islanders
Casey Wellman, professional ice hockey player, Washington Capitals
Justin Braun, professional ice hockey player, San Jose Sharks
Matt Irwin, professional ice hockey player, San Jose Sharks
Lacrosse [ edit ]
Business [ edit ]
Douglas Cliggott 1978, former Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Bruce Berkowitz 1980, Managing Director and Morningstar Domestic-Stock Fund Manager of the Decade (2010) of Fairholme Funds
Anshu Jain 1985, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank
Gil Penchina 1991, CEO of Wikia, Inc.
John F. Smith Jr. 1960, former Chairman of the Board of General Motors Corporation and later Delta Airlines
Jeff Taylor 2001, founder of Monster.com
Jack Welch 1957, retired CEO of General Electric
Vivek Paul, ex-CEO Wipro Technologies
Kevin Albrecht, COO of NewGen Consultants
Marc Forgione, owner of restaurant Marc Forgione in New York City Marc Forgione
John Legere 1980, CEO of T-Mobile
J. B. Bernstein, CEO of Access Group
Chris Daggett, President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Jill Whalen, CEO of High Rankings, and co-founder of Search Engine Marketing New England
Conor Mooney 2006, Business Sales Manager Carbonite
Agenor Mafra-Neto, CEO of ISCA Technologies [20 ]
Law and politics [ edit ]
Governors [ edit ]
Congressmen [ edit ]
U.S. government officials [ edit ]
Diplomats [ edit ]
Jurists [ edit ]
State legislators and executives [ edit ]
Steven D'Amico, former member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 2007–2011)
Eileen Donoghue 1976, member of the Massachusetts State Senate ( served 2011– present)
Lewis G. Evangelidis 1984, member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 2003– present)
Christopher M. Fierro 2002, 2004 MS, former member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, ( served 2009–2011)
John J. Finnegan, former Massachusetts State Auditor ( served 1981–1987)
Nancy Flavin 1986, former member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1993–2003)
Thomas N. George, former member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1997–2005)
Guy Glodis, former member of the Massachusetts State Senate ( served 1999–2005) and Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1997–1999) Frederick D. Griggs 1913, former member of the
Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1925–1928)
Christopher Hodgkins, former member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1983–2003)
Kate Hogan, member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 2009– present)
Philip W. Johnston, former Massachusetts Secretary of Human Services
Sally Kerans 1982, former member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1991–1997)
Stephen Kulik, member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1993– present)
Patrick Landers, former member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1987–1999)
Gary LeBeau, member of the Connecticut State Senate( served 1997– present)
Paul Mark, member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 2011– present)
Michael W. Morrissey District Attorney of Norfolk County, Massachusetts ( served 2011– present)
Betty Jo Nelsen, former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly ( served 1979–1990)
Arthur D. Norcross 1871, former member of the Massachusetts State Senate ( served 1908–1909) and Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1904–1906)
Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. 1986, former member of the Massachusetts State Senate ( served 1997–2007)
Carmen Hooker Odom, former secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
David Poisson, former member of the Virginia House of Delegates ( served 2006–2010)
Ruth Provost, former member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1997–2003)
Stephen Brewer 1971, member of the Massachusetts State Senate ( served 1995– present)*
Stanley C. Rosenberg 1977, openly gay member of the Massachusetts State Senate ( served 1986– present)*
Marie St. Fleur, former member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1999–2011)
Barry Trahan, former member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1987–1989)
Joseph Wagner, former member of the Mass. House of Representatives ( served 1991– present)
Rachel Weston 2003, member of the Vermont House of Representatives ( served 2007– present)
International figures [ edit ]
Kang Kyung-wha MA, Ph.D., United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Hina Rabbani Khar 2001, current Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs, the first female to hold this post.
Hau Lung-pin, 1982 Ph.D, Mayor of Taipei, Republic of China ( Taiwan)
Minouche Shafik, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Mose Penaani Tjitendero 1977 Ed.D., former Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia
Military [ edit ]
County and municipal officials [ edit ]
Activists [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ "M.S. Vijay Kumar, Senior Associate Dean : A Brief Biography". Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Retrieved 16 May 2013.
^ "Associate Dean Kai von Fintel : A Brief Biography". Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Retrieved 16 May 2013.
^ "Gennaro Chierchia: Department Chair and Haas Foundations Professor of Linguistics". Harvard University . Retrieved 31 January 2014.
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