List of California State University, Long Beach people

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The following is a list of notable people associated with California State University, Long Beach. CSULB has more than 286,000 alumni as of 2014.[1]




Government and politics[edit]




American football[edit]


  • Joan Lind Van Blom: Olympic rower, Silver Medal Single Sculls 1976 Montreal, Silver Medal Coxed Quad Sculls 1984 Los Angeles, first woman to receive Olympic medal in the sport for the United States


Visual arts[edit]


  • Scott Stantis: editorial cartoonist for The Chicago Tribune, creator of the comic strips The Buckets and Prickly City



Fictional alumnus[edit]


  • Phil Alvin: taught mathematics at CSULB; member of The Blasters band[14]
  • Xiaolan Bao: professor of history
  • Vera Barstow: violinist and teacher
  • Verne Carlson: taught cinematography, author and cinematographer
  • Fitzhugh Dodson: taught in the Psychology department from 1962
  • Robert Eisenman: Professor of Middle East Religions and Archaeology and Director of the Institute for the Study of Judeo-Christian Origins at California State University, Long Beach; Visiting Senior Member of Linacre College, Oxford University; expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Jack Green: professor of the Geological Sciences; a volcanologist and lunar planetary scientist
  • Steve Horn: Professor Emeritus, former President of the University; 5-term former U.S. Congressman[15]
  • Maulana Karenga: former Head of Black Studies Dept, author and activist best known as the founder of the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa
  • Alan Lowenthal: professor of community psychology, State senator[16]
  • Kevin MacDonald: evolutionary psychologist professor
  • Ilan Mitchell-Smith: English professor, former child actor
  • Clifton Snider, poet, novelist, literary critic specializing in Jungian and Queer Criticism
  • Shira Tarrant: author and cultural critic; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department


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  4. ^ "Paul Goydos". PGA Tour website. Retrieved May 30, 2008.
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  6. ^ "John Bowker Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
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  8. ^ "Bobby Crosby Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  9. ^ "Troy Tulowitzki Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  10. ^ "Jered Weaver Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  11. ^ "Juaquin Juan Hawkins". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  12. ^ Wilson, Bernie (January 15, 2013). "Mike McCoy, former Long Beach State QB, is new San Diego Chargers coach, say sources". Los Angeles Daily News. Associated Press. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  13. ^ "Executive Team". Chagoury Group. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  14. ^ Willman, Chris (June 1, 1986). "Phil Alvin: New Blasters, Old Songs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  15. ^ "Board of Trustees for California State University (CSU) Approves Naming of Building at Cal State Long Beach for Former President Stephen Horn, Wife". CSU Newsline. California State University. January 31, 2003. Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2008.
  16. ^ "{2584E0CA-3609-4B19-BE92-117E5892E38E} Biography on State Senate website". Retrieved August 22, 2017.