This page lists notable students, alumni and faculty members of the
University of Washington.
Notable UW students and alumni [ edit ]
Nobel laureates [ edit ]
Academic administration and teaching [ edit ]
Lloyd Barber – President Emeritus, former president and former vice-chancellor of the University of Regina.
Paul Brass – expert on the politics of India
Y. Austin Chang – Distinguished Professor.
Ron Chew – Acclaimed museum professional.
Geraldine Dawson, Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; chief science officer, Autism Speaks.
William C. Dement (1951) – Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, Division Chief of the Stanford University Division of Sleep and founding president of the American Sleep Disorders Association, now the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Mark Emmert (1975) – Former president of the University of Washington; current president of the NCAA.
Elaine Tuttle Hansen – Former president of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Karen A. Holbrook (Ph.D. 1972) – Former president of The Ohio State University.
Elizabeth Topham Kennan – Former president of Mount Holyoke College.
Douglas Robinson (Ph.D., 1983) – internationally acclaimed translation scholar, Chair Professor of English and Dean of the Arts Faculty at Hong Kong Baptist University
Meng Xiancheng – Educator, the first president of East China Normal University in Shanghai.
Aeronautics and astronautics [ edit ]
Michael P. Anderson (1981) – NASA astronaut, crewmember in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Michael R. Barratt (1981) – NASA astronaut and physician.
Joseph John "Tym" Tymczyszyn (1948)- test pilot of America’s First Commercial Jet Aircraft, the Boeing 707.
Albert Scott Crossfield (1949, 1950) – First man to fly faster than Mach 2; assisted in the design of, and piloted, the X-15.
Suzanna Darcy-Henneman (1981) – Boeing test pilot; Boeing 777 senior test pilot.
Ron Dittemore (1974, 1975) – Space Shuttle program manager of NASA.
Bonnie Dunbar (1971, 1975) – NASA astronaut; crewmember on five space shuttle missions; has spent more than 1,200 hours (50 days) in space.
John M. Fabian (Ph.D. 1974) – NASA astronaut; crewmember on two space shuttle missions.
Richard F. Gordon, Jr. (1951) – NASA astronaut, crewmember of Gemini 11 and Apollo 12.
Robert J. Helberg (1932) – Director of the Lunar Orbiter program.
Gregory C. Johnson (1977) – NASA astronaut; crew member of STS-125.
Stanley G. Love (1989, Ph.D. 1993) – NASA astronaut; crew member of STS-122; planetary scientist.
George C. Martin (1931) – Former Vice President of Engineering at Boeing; project engineer on the Boeing B-47 and chief project engineer of the Boeing B-52.
George "Pinky" Nelson (1974, Ph.D. 1978) – NASA astronaut; crewmember on three space shuttle missions.
Maynard Pennell (1931) – Former Vice President of Product Development at Boeing; responsible for the design of the Boeing 707, Boeing 720 and Boeing 727.
Joseph Sutter (1943) – Chief designer of the Boeing 747.
Milton O. Thompson (1953) – NASA research pilot selected as an astronaut for the X-20 Dyna-Soar.
Dafydd Williams – Canadian astronaut and crewmember of two space shuttle missions: STS-90 in 1998, and STS-118 in August 2007.
Art and architecture [ edit ]
Business and law [ edit ]
Arthur D. Levinson (1972) – Chairman of Apple Inc. (2011 to present) and Chairman of Genentech (1999 to present).
Peter Adkison (1997) – Founder and former CEO of Wizards of the Coast; publisher of Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons and Pokémon in the United States.
William S. Ayer (1978) – President and CEO of Alaska Airlines.
David Bonderman (1963) – Investment banker; acquired Continental Airlines and founder of Texas Pacific Group.
Donald Bren (1956) – Chairman and sole shareholder of the Irvine Company, the largest real estate developer in California; the wealthiest real estate developer in the United States and 23rd richest American ($13 billion US Dollars) according to Forbes magazine.
Andrew Brimmer (1950, 1951) – First African American on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Jeffrey Brotman (1964) – Founder and President of Costco [1 ]
Edward Carlson – Former CEO of United Airlines and Westin Hotels.
Barbara Ann Crancer (JD) – Former St. Louis County (Missouri) Associate Circuit Court Judge; daughter of former Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa.
Chris DeWolfe – CEO and Co-Founder of MySpace.
John Fluke (1935) – Founder of the Fluke Corporation of Everett, Washington.
Mary Maxwell Gates (1949) – First female chairperson of United Way (1985–1987), Seattle community leader, philanthropist and mother of Bill Gates. [2 ]
William H. Gates, Sr. (1949, JD 1950) – Prominent Seattle lawyer, philanthropist and father of Bill Gates. [3 ]
Ivar Haglund (1928) – Founder of Ivar's restaurant and folk singer.
Faith Ireland (1965) – Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court. [4 ]
Irving A. Kanarek – Aerospace engineer and legal defendant for Charles Manson.
Leonard H. Lavin – Founder of Alberto Culver Company, maker of Alberto VO5 and Mrs. Dash products.
Mike McGavick (1983) – Former chairman and CEO of Safeco; 2006 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Washington.
Yoshihiko Miyauchi (MBA 1960) – Chairman and CEO of ORIX Corporation, the world's largest leasing conglomerate. The
Nordstrom Family – Elmer, Everett (1923), Lloyd, Bruce (1955), James F. Jr., John N. (1959), Blake (1985), Peter, Erik (1985), Daniel and William.
Donald Petersen (1946) – President of Ford Motor Company from 1985–1989 and credited for its turnaround.
Irv Robbins (1939) – Co-founder of Baskin & Robbins
Steven Rogel (1965) – CEO of Weyerhauser.
Orin C. Smith (1965) – CEO of Starbucks from 2000–2005 and president from 1994–2005.
James Sun (1999) – Contestant on and chairman and co-founder of The Apprentice GeoPage.
Takuji Yamashita (1902) – Early civil rights pioneer.
Diplomacy [ edit ]
Literature [ edit ]
Pulitzer Prize winners [ edit ]
William Bolcom (1958) – Music, 1988. American composer and winner of three Grammy Awards in 2006.
Timothy Egan (1981) – Journalism, 2001. Journalist and author.
Ed Guthman (1941, 1944) – Journalism, 1949. Journalist, former press secretary for Robert F. Kennedy and currently a professor at the University of Southern California.
David Horsey (1975) – Editorial Cartooning (2), 1999, 2003. Editorial cartoonist for the . Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Mike Luckovich (1982) – Editorial Cartooning, 1995. Editorial cartoonist for . The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Peter Rinearson (2005) – Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, 1984. Aerospace reporter for and later an author and software industry executive. The Seattle Times
Marilynne Robinson (1968, 1977) – Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2005. American novelist, author of Gilead and Housekeeping.
James Wright (1954, 1959) – Poetry, 1972. American poet.
Beverly Cleary (1939) – Children's Books, Fiction, Paperback 1981
Timothy Egan (1981) – Non-fiction 2006 for The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl.
General [ edit ]
If no class year is listed, author may not have graduated.
Ralph Angel (graduated, but year not known) – Prize-winning poet.
Linda Bierds, (1969, 1971) – Poet and MacArthur Fellowship recipient.
Matt Briggs (1995) – Award winning novelist and short story writer.
David Eddings (1961) – Author of epic fantasy novels.
Joanna Fuhrman – Poet.
Tess Gallagher, (1967, 1971) – Award winning poet.
David Guterson (1978, 1982) – Writer of novel . Snow Falling on Cedars
Kristin Halbrook (2001) - American fiction author
Kristin Hannah, (1982) Award winning author and New York Times best-seller.
Frank Herbert – Science fiction writer most famous for . Dune
Thom Jones (1970) – Award-winning short story writer.
Kitty Kelley (1964) – Investigative journalist and author.
Hank Ketcham – Creator of the US comic strip . Dennis the Menace
Donald E. McQuinn (circa 1951) – Author of military and science fiction, retired U.S. Marine.
Jerry Pournelle (1956, 1958, 1964) – Science fiction author, technology journalist, and essayist.
Tom Robbins – American author most famous for writing . Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Ann Rule (1953) – Popular true crime author.
John Straley (1977) – American detective fiction author.
Alex Steffen – Award-winning American writer and editor.
P. T. Deutermann (1970) – American fiction author.
Sophus Keith Winther (Ph.D. 1927) – Award-winning novelist.
Robert Zubrin (1984), (1992) – Science fiction writer and Mars exploration advocate.
Politics [ edit ]
Henry M. Jackson, United States Senator
Brock Adams (1949) – US Senator, (1987–1993), and US Representative, (1965–1977) for the state of Washington. [6 ]
Fouad Ajami (1969, 1973) – Director of the Middle East Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University.
Armida Alisjahbana – Minister of Economics and Development of Indonesia (2009–present).
Norman D. Dicks (1963, JD 1968) – Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives (1977–). [7 ]
Jennifer Dunn (transferred 1962) – US Representative, (1993–2005) and former chair of the Washington State Republican Party. [8 ]
Earl D. Eisenhower (1923) – Electrical engineer, Illinois House of Representatives (1965–1967).
Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (1955, 1957) – Vice-President of Nigeria (1979–1983).
Daniel J. Evans (BS 1948, MS 1949) – Governor of Washington, (1965–1977) and United States Senator, (1983–1989) for the state of Washington. [9 ]
Tom Foley (1951, JD 1957) – US Representative (1965–1995) and Speaker of the House (1989–1995). [10 ]
Booth Gardner (BA 1958) – Governor (1985–1993) of the state of Washington.
Christine Gregoire (BA 1969, 1971) – Governor, (2004–2012) and former Attorney General of the state of Washington. [11 ]
Michael Hardt (MA 1986, PhD 1990) – Literary theorist and political philosopher based at Duke University. [12 ]
Jaime Herrera (BA 2004) – US Representative-elect (2011–). [13 ]
Gordon Hirabayashi (BA 1946, MA 1949, PhD 1952) – Human rights activist.
Henry M. Jackson (JD 1935) – US Representative (1941–1953), US Senator (1953–1983) for the state of Washington, chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1960–1961) and member of the Delta Chi Fraternity. [14 ]
Walter Jenny (1978) – Secretary, Oklahoma Democratic Party, 2008 presidential elector, attorney for the State of Oklahoma and member of Tau Kappa Epsilon International fraternity.
Sally Jewell – Current United States Secretary of the Interior, and former CEO of Recreational Equipment Inc. ( REI)
Tom Lantos (BA 1949, MA 1950) – US Representative, (1981–2008), for the state of California and Holocaust Survivor. [15 ]
Wing Luke – Seattle City Council member and Washington state Assistant Attorney General.
Stephen McAlpine (BA 1972) – Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, (1982–1990).
Rob McKenna (BA 1985, BA 1985) – Washington Attorney General (2004–2012). [16 ]
Warren G. Magnuson (1926, JD 1929) – US Senator, (1944–1981), for the state of Washington. [17 ]
Clarence D. Martin (1906) – Governor, (1933–1940) of the state of Washington and namesake of Martin Stadium at Washington State University.
Greg Nickels – Mayor of the city of Seattle (2002–2010).
Jeannette Rankin – US Representative, (1917–1919), (1940–1943) for the state of Montana; first female member of Congress.
Norm Rice (1972, 1974) – Former mayor of the city of Seattle.
Albert Rosellini (1932, 1933) – Governor of Washington, (1957–1965).
Pat Russell (born 1923) – Los Angeles City Council member, 1969–87.
Adam Smith (JD, 1990) – Democratic US Representative, from Washington. [18 ]
Lou Stewart – Prominent Washington state labor leader.
Thor C. Tollefson – United States Representative from Washington. [19 ]
Johnson Toribiong (JD 1972, 1973) – Current President, Republic of Palau.
John Urquhart (BA 1971) – Current King County Sheriff
Lynn Woolsey – Democratic US Representative (1993–) from California and former welfare recipient. [20 ]
J. Arthur Younger (1915) – Republican US Representative, (1952–1967) from California. [21 ]
Military [ edit ]
Prominent officers [ edit ]
Active duty [ edit ]
Spanish Civil War [ edit ]
World War II [ edit ]
Medal of Honor recipients [ edit ]
Religion [ edit ]
Science and technology [ edit ]
Tom M. Apostol (1944, 1946) – Analytic number theorist and textbook author at the California Institute of Technology.
Bill Atkinson – Designer of much of the graphic subsystem for the Apple Macintosh and creator of Hypercard and MacPaint.
Eric Temple Bell (1908) – Mathematician and author. Recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize.
Rita R. Colwell (1961) – Director of the United States National Science Foundation.
Melvin Defleur – Social scientist most noted in the area of mass communication.
Ed Felten (MS 1991, PhD 1993) – Leading Computer scientist in the field of security and authentication.
William Foege (1961) – Former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
David Goodstein – Physicist and former Vice- provost of the California Institute of Technology.
Victor Grinich – Pioneer in the semiconductor industry and a member of the " traitorous eight" that founded Silicon Valley.
Mohamed Hashish – Inventor of the abrasive waterjet cutter and fellow in the department of Mechanical Engineering.
Harold Hotelling (BA 1919, MA 1921) – Mathematical statistician and an influential economic theorist.
William Hutchinson – Founder of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Muhammad Zafar Iqbal (PhD 1982) – Former Research Scientist of Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) and professor and the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Prominent educationalist, columnist and sci-fi writer.
Irving A. Kanarek – Aerospace engineer and legal defendant for Charles Manson.
Gary Kildall – Inventor of the CP/M operating system.
Victor Mills (1926) – Inventor of disposable diapers.
Alfred M. Moen – inventor of the single-handed mixing faucet and founder of Moen, Inc.
PZ Myers (BS 1979) – Biologist and noted science blogger.
Tim Paterson (1978) – Original author of the MS-DOS operating system.
Howard P. Robertson (1922, 1923) – Noted cosmologist.
Robert G. Roeder (1969) – Arnold and Mabel Beckman Professor at The Rockefeller University, recipient of the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 2003 for "pioneering studies on eukaryotic RNA polymerases and the general transcriptional machinery, which opened gene expression in animal cells to biochemical analysis".
Waldo Semon – Inventor of vinyl and synthetic rubber.
Waldo R. Tobler – Influential American- Swiss geographer and cartographer.
Bud Tribble – Vice president and director of software technology at Apple Computer and one of the founders of NeXT computer.
Bob Wallace – Inventor of the term shareware, creator of the word processing program PC-Write, and founder of the software company Quicksoft.
Ted Woolsey – American video game translator for Square during the SNES era.
Social science and humanities [ edit ]
Olympic medal winners [ edit ]
Baseball [ edit ]
Basketball [ edit ]
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Track and field [ edit ]
Brad Walker (2003) – Two time NCAA pole vault champion, gold medalist at the 2006 World Indoor Championships and 2007 World Championships.
Other sports [ edit ]
Mark Arm (1985) – Lead vocalist for the grunge rock group Mudhoney.
Anomie Belle – Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and electronic musician.
Jack Endino (1980) - Producer, musician, engineer, godfather(of grunge)
Kenny G (1978) – Popular smooth jazz saxophonist.
The Presidents of the United States of America – Popular alternative rock group.
John Roderick – Lead singer of The Long Winters.
Richard Sparks – Choral conductor.
Ken Stringfellow – Main composer, vocalist and guitarist for the popular rock group The Posies.
Kim Thayil (1985) – Lead guitarist for the popular rock group Soundgarden.
Kathleen Wakefield – Songwriter, singer and author
Ryan Lewis (2009) - DJ, Producer, composer, photographer, music video director, and business partner to Seattle musician Ben Haggerty (a.k.a. Macklemore)
Peter Hallock, organist, choirmaster, liturgist
Television, film, and other arts [ edit ]
Robert Armstrong – Movie actor who portrayed Carl Denham in the 1933 version of King Kong. [30 ]
John Aylward – Successful stage, TV, and movie actor, know by most for his roles in ER and The West Wing.
Luke Burbank (1988) – Radio host and reporter. [31 ]
Angus Bowmer – Founder of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.
The Brothers Four – Popular musical group from the 1960s.
David Brooks – Broadway star and stage director and producer.
Dyan Cannon – Film and television actress and twice nominee for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Dylan Bruce - Canadian actor and model, known for his roles on As the World Turns and Orphan Black.
Loren Carpenter (1976) – Co-founded Pixar Animation Studios; currently Chief Creative Officer of Disney.
James Caviezel – Actor, played Jesus Christ in the controversial film , currently plays one of the leads in the TV series The Passion of the Christ . Person of Interest
Lee Shallat Chemel – Successful TV show director. Most known for her work on . Murphy Brown
Queenie Chu – Actress, first runner-up of Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2004.
Tristram Coffin – Actor who played Thomas H. Rynning, commander of the Arizona Rangers, in the syndicated television series (1957–1959). 26 Men
Earl Cole – First African-American male winner of . Survivor
Jeffrey Combs – Horror film actor and regular. Star Trek
Larry Coryell – American jazz guitarist.
Imogen Cunningham (1907) – Among the best known American female photographers.
Garret Dillahunt – Actor, currently stars as Burt Chance in the Fox sitcom . Raising Hope
Patrick Duffy (1971) – Television actor most famous for roles in and Dallas . Step by Step
Anna Faris (1999) – Movie actress most noted for her roles in and Scary Movie . House Bunny
Frances Farmer (1935) – American film and theater actress.
Michelle Gordon (1991) – Award-winning national and international Martial Artist.
Malcolm Hamilton – Harpsichordist.
Leann Hunley – Actress whose credits include , Days of our Lives and Dynasty Dawson's Creek"
Ken Jennings – Holds the record for the longest winning streak on . Jeopardy!
Richard Karn (1979) – Television actor most famous for his role as Al Borland in . Home Improvement
Carl Kennedy – Stage actor
Bruce Lee – Martial artist and actor. [32 ]
Kyle MacLachlan (1982) – Film and television actor most famous for roles in , Twin Peaks , Desperate Housewives , and Dune . Sex and the City
Mary Mapes – Former producer of the CBS television show . 60 Minutes
Joel McHale (1995, MFA 2000) – Host of on The Soup E! and actor on NBC comedy . Community
Robert Osborne (1954) – Film historian.
Pamela Reed – Actress.
Jean Smart (1974) – Television actress most famous for roles in and Designing Women . Kim Possible
Manick Sorcar – Artist, engineer, and entrepreneur.
Rick Steves (1978) – Host, writer and producer of public television's Rick Steve's Europe and best-selling travel author.
Julia Sweeney (1982) – actress. Saturday Night Live
Kim Thayil (1985) – Soundgarden guitarist.
Robb Weller (1961) – host and inventor of Entertainment Tonight the wave.
Dawn Wells (1960) – Mary Ann of . Gilligan's Island
Rainn Wilson – Most known for his roles on and The Office . Six Feet Under
Steve Wiebe (1991) – Primary subject of the documentary and former world record holder for The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters . Donkey Kong
Art Wolfe (1975) – Award-winning nature photographer and star of PBS show Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe.
Theodore Robert Bundy – Commonly known as "Ted" Bundy, was an American serial killer between 1974–1978. He admitted to killing 30 people. Some sources say he could have killed as many as 100 people.
Amanda Knox – Gained international media attention when accused, and later convicted, of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. On October 3, 2011, her conviction was overturned before she was re-convicted in 2014.
Notable current and former faculty and staff [ edit ]
Nobel Laureates [ edit ]
Pulitzer Prize winners [ edit ]
Biology and medicine [ edit ]
Business and law [ edit ]
Politics and administration [ edit ]
Science and technology [ edit ]
David Baker – Biochemist and computational biologist. Developed the Rosetta algorithm for protein structure prediction.
Eric Temple Bell – Mathematician and author. Recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize.
Carl Bergstrom – Theoretical biologist, created the Eigenfactor ranking for scientific journals.
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw – Senior research scientist at The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition.
Donald E. Brownlee – Principal investigator of the Stardust comet spacecraft. Cited in Discover magazine's 100 most important discoveries in 2004. [34 ]
Mark Crispin – Inventor of the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP).
Vitaly Efimov – Proposed a new and exotic state of matter known as the Efimov State
Oren Etzioni – Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Thomas W. Hungerford – Mathematician and author of many textbooks including Abstract algebra: an introduction.
Victor Klee – Mathematician who specialized in convex sets, functional analysis, analysis of algorithms, optimization, and combinatorics. President of the Mathematical Association of America from 1971 to 1973, he was a University of Washington faculty member for 54 years.
Neal Koblitz – Mathematician and creator of hyperelliptic curve cryptography and independent co-creator of elliptic curve cryptography.
Edward D. Lazowska – Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering
Robert O'Malley – Mathematician and President of the Society For Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 1991 and 1992.
C. Johan Masreliez (PhD 1972) – Physicist, inventor and cosmologist, developed [35 ] Masreliez’s theorem 1975 while an Associate Professor.
Seth Neddermeyer- Physicist who was the co-discoverer of the muon, a Manhattan Project scientist, and recipient of the Enrico Fermi Award.
Jerre Noe – First chair of Computer Science Group (now the Computer Science and Engineering Department), directed the Eden Project, the first award in the National Science Foundation's Coordinated Experimental Research Program.
Mamidala Ramulu – Outstanding scholar and mentor of the College of Engineering.
William A. Stein – Creator of Sage, and modular forms researcher.
David Thouless – Condensed matter physicist and 1990 Wolf Prize Winner in Physics.
Social science, arts and humanities [ edit ]
James A. Banks – American scholar widely regarded as the "father of multicultural education".
David P. Barash – Professor of Psychology.
Laurence BonJour – Professor of Philosophy.
Jon Bridgman – American historian.
Shawn Brixey – Digital art, Telematics, Physics, Bioart
Francis D.K. Ching – Award-winning author of influential books on architectural graphics.
Sidney S. Culbert – Psychologist and Esperantist as well as a major influence in the design of cockpit instrument panels in the Boeing 707 jet aircraft through his research in perception.
Stuart Dempster – Composer, trombonist, and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient.
August Dvorak – Educational psychologist most noted for the invention of the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard.
Peter Erös – Internationally renowned symphony and opera conductor.
John Goodlad – Education researcher, author of A Place Called School.
Richard Haag – Founded the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington.
Nancy Hartsock – Feminist philosopher noted for her work in feminist epistemology and standpoint theory.
Hsu Dau-lin – Chinese legal historian.
Huck Hodge – Composer, winner of the Gaudeamus Prize.
Charles R. Johnson – American scholar, a MacArthur Fellow, recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and winner of the National Book Award for writing . Middle Passage
Richard Kenney – Award-winning poet.
W. Hudson Kensel – Historian of the American West.
Jacob Lawrence – Among the best known African American painters of the 20th century.
Fang-kuei Li – Linguist with expertise in Chinese and Native American languages
Elizabeth Loftus – Psychologist who works on human memory and how it can be changed by facts, ideas, suggestions and other forms of post-event information.
Fred Lukoff – Linguist and scholar of Korean studies.
Alan Marlatt – Psychologist who pioneered harm reduction.
Heather McHugh – Award-winning poet.
Roy Andrew Miller – Linguist notable for his advocacy of Japanese and Korean as members of the Altaic group of languages.
Frederick Newmeyer – Linguist and 2002 President of the Linguistic Society of America.
James Palais – Noted historian in the field of Korean History.
Lionel Pries – Influential teacher of Minoru Yamasaki, A. Quincy Jones, and many Northwest Modern architects.
Kenneth B. Pyle – Japanese historian and former director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.
W.J. Rorabaugh – American historian, managing editor of , and author of Pacific Northwest Quarterly The Alcoholic Republic.
Roger Sale – American literary critic and author most noted for his influence on literary criticism on children's literature.
Steven Shaviro – Cultural critic and author of Doom Patrols.
Vilem Sokol – Music professor, string teacher, and legendary conductor of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Robin Stacey – History professor, author of numerous articles and books on early medieval Britain and Ireland
Daris Swindler – Anthropologist generally acknowledged as a leading primate expert; his An Atlas of Primate Gross Anatomy is a standard work in the field.
David Wagoner – Poet and novelist.
Daniel Waugh – Current director of the Seattle Silk Road Project and editor of the journal of the Silkroad Foundation.
Daniel S. Weld – Professor of Computer Science and Engineering.
Karl Wittfogel – Sinologist and historian; author of Oriental Despotism.
Athletics [ edit ]
Hiram Boardman Conibear – Rowing coach.
Gil Dobie – Undefeated (58-0-3) football coach of the University of Washington from 1908 to 1916, whose tenure largely comprised the NCAA Division I-A record for an unbeaten streak (63 games) and who oversaw the entirety of the NCAA Division I-A's second longest winning streak (39 games); elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.
Marv Harshman – Head basketball coach of the University of Washington from 1971 to 1985.
Don James – Head football coach from 1974 to 1992.
Lorenzo Romar – Current head basketball coach of the University of Washington.
Steve Sarkisian – Former head football coach at the University of Washington
Tyrone Willingham – Former head football coach at the University of Washington.
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