List of NYU GSAS people

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This is a list of people associated with the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Notable faculty[edit]

Saul Bellow Writer Professor 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature
Harold Bloom Literary critic Berg Professor of English 1985 MacArthur Fellow
Faye D. Ginsburg Scholar Professor of Anthropology 1994 MacArthur Fellow
Galway Kinnell Poet Professor 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Wassily Leontief Economist Professor 1975–1999 1973 Nobel Prize in Economics
Otto Loewi Pharmacologist Professor 1940–1961 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Ruth Watson Lubic Scholar Adjunct Professor 1993 MacArthur Fellow
Paule Marshall Writer Professor of English 1992 MacArthur Fellow
Robert S. Mulliken Physicist, chemist Professor 1926–1928 1966 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Rita P. Wright Scholar Professor of Anthropology 1988 MacArthur Fellow


(*did not graduate)

Nobel laureates[edit]

Julius Axelrod Biochemist M.Sc. 1941 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Friedrich Hayek Economist Postgraduate, 1923–1924 1974 Nobel Prize in Economics
Frederick Reines Physicist Ph.D. 1944 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics
Clifford Shull Physicist Ph.D. 1941 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics

Pulitzer Prize winners[edit]

Dorothy Rabinowitz Journalist and commentator Ph.D. 1960 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
James Ford Rhodes Historian 1865- * 1918 Pulitzer Prize for History for History of the Civil War, 1861–1865
Harold C. Schonberg Music critic, journalist M.A., 1939 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
John Patrick Shanley Playwright M.A., 1977 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Neil Simon Playwright 1944–1945* 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Lost in Yonkers)


Gloria Allred Feminist, lawyer M.A., 1971
Anne M. Tatlock Chairman, president and CEO of Fiduciary Trust Company International.[1] Masters in Economics
David Antin Poet M.A., 1966 PEN Los Angeles Award for Poetry
Rita Mae Brown Author M.A., 1964 Rubyfruit Jungle
Lawrence Joseph DeNardis M.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1989 United States House of Representatives
Stavros Dimas Politician M.A., 1969 European Commissioner for the Environment
William Henry Draper, Jr. Diplomat M.A., 1917 Under Secretary of War and the Army
Robert Patrick John Finn Diplomat M.A. U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
Yury Gitman Artist M.A. Inventor of electronic art
Joseph Heller Author M.A. in English 1945 – * Catch-22
Bernard Herrmann Composer Student under Percy Grainger at NYU Academy Award 1941, All That Money Can Buy
Heather M. Hodges Diplomat M.A. U.S. Ambassador to Moldova
Rush Holt M.S. 1974, Ph.D. 1981 United States House of Representatives (1999–)
Meir Kahane Founder of the U.S. Jewish Defense League M.A., 1957 Leader of the Kach political party in the Israeli Knesset
Abby F. Kohnstramm Senior VP, IBM M.A., M.B.A.
Elodie Lauten Composer M.A., 1986
Evelyn Lear Soprano Grammy Award 1966 for her performance of Berg's Wozzeck
John McGrath Artistic Director Ph.D., 1999 Artistic Director and CEO of the Manchester International Festival
Raymond Joseph McGrath M.A., 1968 United States House of Representatives (1981–1993)
Leonard Peikoff Philosopher M.A., 1957, Ph.D., 1964 Leading advocate of Objectivism
B. Caroll Reece M.A., 1916 United States House of Representatives (1921–1961)
J.D. Salinger Author coursework* Catcher in the Rye
Agnes Varis Entrepreneur M.A., 1977, M.B.A., 1979 Founder of Aegis Pharmaceuticals
Saul Williams Poet M.A., 1995 Amethyst Rock Star
John Woodruff Athlete M.A., 1941 Olympic gold medalist, 1936
Minoru Yamasaki Architect M.A., 1951 Works include the World Trade Center
Mary Carlin Yates Diplomat M.A., Ph.D. U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana

(*did not graduate)


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