List of New York University alumni

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This partial list of notable New York University alumni includes graduates, non-graduate former students, fictional students, and current students of New York University. NYU was ranked #7 globally among "World’s top 100 universities for producing millionaires" by Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[1] BBC ranked NYU #15 globally among universities with most billionaire graduates.[2] At least 36 Nobel Prize winners are affiliated with NYU. NYU has 470,000 living alumni as of 2015.[3]

Legend[edit]

The following abbreviations and notes are used to represent NYU schools and colleges:

Abbr. Meaning
* Did not graduate
CAS College of Arts and Science
DENT College of Dentistry
NURSING College of Nursing
GAL Gallatin School of Individualized Study
GSAS Graduate School of Arts and Science
IFA Institute of Fine Arts
SCPS School of Continuing and Professional Studies
ENG School of Engineering (discontinued/merged, now Poly)
LAW School of Law
MED School of Medicine
POLY Polytechnic School of Engineering
SSW Ehrenkranz School of Social Work
STEINHARDT Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
STERN Stern School of Business
TSOA Tisch School of the Arts
ARTS University College of Arts and Sciences (discontinued/merged; now CAS)
WAG Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
SHA New York University Shanghai
WSC Washington Square College (discontinued/merged; now CAS)

In 1973, the New York University School of Engineering and Science merged into Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn,[4][5][6] which in turn merged into NYU to form New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering in 2014.

Academia and research[edit]

Educators[edit]

Name Year School Degree Notability Reference
Allen, John S.John S. Allen 1936 GSAS Ph.D. First president of the University of South Florida in Tampa; interim president of the University of Florida in Gainesville [7][8]
Baskin, SamuelSamuel Baskin 1974 GSAS Ph.D. First president of the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati[9][10]
Bloustein, Edward J.Edward J. Bloustein 1948 WSC B.A. Seventeenth president of Rutgers University; professor at NYU Law [11]
Calkins, Truesdel PeckTruesdel Peck Calkins Founder and first president of Hofstra University [12][13]
Cipriani, Frank A.Frank A. Cipriani GSAS M.A., Ph.D. Fifth President of SUNY Farmingdale [14][15]
Lyall, Katharine CulbertKatharine Culbert Lyall 1969 Stern M.B.A. President, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Fry, John AndersonJohn Anderson Fry 1986 Stern M.B.A. President, Drexel University
Garanzini, Michael J.Michael J. Garanzini 1978 STEINHARDT M.A. President, Loyola University Chicago [16]
Gloster, Hugh M.Hugh M. Gloster 1943 GSAS Ph.D. Seventh president of Morehouse College [17]
Gustafson, MarcMarc Gustafson 2007 CAS B.A. Founder of Reach the world and recipient of the Marshall Scholarship [18]
Hawawini, GabrielGabriel Hawawini 1977 GSAS Ph.D. Dean, INSEAD [19]
Janowitz, MorrisMorris Janowitz 1941 WSC B.A. Made major contributions to sociological theory [20][21]
Joel, RichardRichard Joel 1972, 1975 Law B.A., J.D. Fourth and current president of Yeshiva University [22]
Won-yong, KimKim Won-yong 1959 Ph.D. 'Father of Korean Archaeology', Prof. Seoul National University
Kurtz, PaulPaul Kurtz 1948 WSC B.A. (The Pope of Unbelievers)
Milliken, JamesJames Milliken 1969 CAS B.A. President of the University of Nebraska
Moon, DonaldDonald Moon 1958 ENG M.S. President of Shimer College [23]
Peikoff, LeonardLeonard Peikoff 1964 GSAS Ph.D. Intellectual heir of Ayn Rand; leading figure of Objectivism
Reyes, Sr., NicanorNicanor Reyes, Sr. 1917 Stern B.A. Founder and first president of the Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines [24]
Rhodes, James FordJames Ford Rhodes 1865* 1916 Pulitzer Prize for History of the Civil War
Sobel, RobertRobert Sobel 1957 Ph.D. Historian best remembered for his business histories
Woodbridge, Samuel MerrillSamuel Merrill Woodbridge 1838 B.A. Reformed Church clergyman, Professor of Metaphysics and Philosophy of the Human Mind at Rutgers College (now University) (1857–1864), and Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Government New Brunswick Theological Seminary (1857–1901). Also taught didactic, polemic and pastoral theology. From 1883 until retirement, "Dean of the Seminary" and "President of the Faculty"—both positions predecessors to seminary president. [25][26][27]
Zaprudnik, JanJan Zaprudnik 1969 Ph.D. Leader of the Belarusian community in the U.S.
Zinn, BenBen Zinn 1961 B.S. International soccer player and academic at the Georgia Institute of Technology [28]
Zinn, HowardHoward Zinn 1951 CAS B.A. author of A People's History of the United States
Lamm, NormanNorman Lamm POLY president and chancellor of Yeshiva University
Viets, HermannHermann Viets POLY President of Milwaukee School of Engineering
John P. Schaefer POLY President of University of Arizona
K. Mani Chandy POLY Chair of engineering and applied sciences at the California Institute of Technology
Josef Singer POLY President of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Eleanor K. Baum POLY Cooper Union Engineering School Dean
Bruno A. Boley POLY Dean of Engineering at Northwestern University
Richard E. Sorensen POLY Dean of Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech
Harold S. Goldberg POLY Dean of the Tufts University School of Engineering. Gordon Prize winner
Russell K. Hotzler POLY president of New York City College of Technology
Peter Grant Jordan POLY president of Tarrant County College.
Fazlollah Reza POLY Head of Sharif University of Technology and University of Tehran. Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and McGill University
Virginia P. Ruesterholz POLY Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology.
Yehuda (Leo) Levi POLY Rector at the Jerusalem College of Technology.
Eugene M. Lang POLY Chair emeritus of the Board of Swarthmore College. [29]
Charles Waldo Haskins POLY Founder and first dean of New York University Stern School of Business
Charles E. Anderson POLY Dean at University of Wisconsin, Madison
David J. Palmer POLY Department Head and Professor of Marine Engineering at United States Merchant Marine Academy [30]
John Cagnetta POLY Dean of engineering at University of Hartford. President of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Vice President of Northeast Utilities [31]
Thomas J. Lardner POLY Former head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University [32]
Victor Wallace POLY Chairman of the Computer Science Department at The University of Kansas. Professor at University of North Carolina Chapel hill, University of Michigan Ann Harbor and University of London. [33]
Kenneth A. Connor POLY Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering Department Head from 2001 to 2008 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. [34]
Martin H. Graham POLY Chair of the Computer Science Department at University of California, Berkeley. Professor at Rice University. Designer of the Rice Institute Computer [35]
Jerome Gavis POLY Chairman of the chemical engineering department at Johns Hopkins University [36]
Newt Margulies POLY Dean and Professor of Management in the College of Business Administration at California State University, San Marcos. Also served as Dean of the then Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine [37]
Jerry M. Mendel POLY Chair of the University of Southern California's Distance Learning Committee. Professor at University of Southern California [38]
A. Michael Noll POLY Dean at University of Southern California. [39]
Samuel Levy Law B.A., J.D. Chairman of the Yeshiva University Board of Trustees.
Clive Dym POLY Served as the chair of the engineering department at Harvey Mudd College. Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, Northwestern University and University of Southern California. Gordon Prize winner
Alexander Schure ENG Founder and first president of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).

Professors and researchers[edit]

Name Year School Degree Notability Reference
Barnet, SylvanSylvan Barnet 1948 CAS B.A. Shakespearean scholar
Du Brul, E. LloydE. Lloyd Du Brul 1937 DENT D.D.S. Author of Sicher and Du Brul's Oral Anatomy
Fisher, AveryAvery Fisher 1929 ARTS B.S. inventor of the first stereo radio-phonograph
Hansch, CorwinCorwin Hansch GSAS Ph.D. inventor of the Hansch equation
Tito Boeri 1990 Ph.D. Professor at Bocconi University, Milan and director of Fondazione RDB
Kandel, Eric R.Eric R. Kandel 1955 Med M.D. 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Lax, PeterPeter Lax 1947, 1949 GSAS B.A., Ph.D. 2005 Abel Prize laureate
Hellman, MartinMartin Hellman 1966 ENG B.S. invented the public key cryptography
Kellogg, John HarveyJohn Harvey Kellogg 1875 Med Co-Inventor of Kellogg's cereals
Keyfitz, BarbaraBarbara Keyfitz 1970 Courant Ph.D. Director of the Fields Institute
Korn, DavidDavid Korn 1969 Courant Ph.D. creator of the Korn shell,
Stolfo, SalvatoreSalvatore Stolfo 1979 Courant Ph.D. Professor at Columbia University,
Morawetz, Cathleen SyngeCathleen Synge Morawetz 1951 Ph.D. National Academy of Science
Morin, LeeLee Morin 1978–1982 Med M.Sc., M.D., Ph.D. Astronaut
Nirenberg, LouisLouis Nirenberg 1949 Ph.D. National Academy of Science
Reines, FrederickFrederick Reines 1944 GSAS Ph.D. 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics
Shull, CliffordClifford Shull 1941 GSAS Ph.D. 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics
Root, John WellbornJohn Wellborn Root 1969 ARTS B.S. Inventor of the floating raft system
Tito, DennisDennis Tito 1962 CAS B.A. first commercial space flight customer
Vail, AlfredAlfred Vail 1836 B.A. Inventor
Victor Twersky 1951 GSAS Ph.D. Physicist and IEEE Fellow renowned for his contributions to the Multiple-Scattering Theory, and professor (1966–1990) of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago
Wald, GeorgeGeorge Wald 1927 WSC B.S. 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Wertheimer, BarbaraBarbara Wertheimer 1960 M.A Cofounder and Director, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
White, Robert M.Robert M. White 1951 ENG B.S. Air Force Test Pilot
Yamasaki, MinoruMinoru Yamasaki 1951 GSAS M.A. works include the World Trade Center
George W. Melville POLY Engineer-in-chief of the United States Navy
Jay Greene POLY Chief Engineer of NASA Johnson Space Center.
Charles Camarda POLY NASA scientist and mission specialist on the Return to Flight voyage of the shuttle Discovery.
Paolo A. Nespoli POLY Italian astronaut, mission specialist at STS-120 Space Shuttle mission.
Thomas J. Kelly (aerospace engineer) POLY scientist, father of lunar module
Jack Ruina POLY DARPA director. Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor emeritus.
Ephraim Katzir POLY Fourth President of Israel, Chief scientist of the Israel Defense Department.
Bill Friend (engineer) POLY Chairman of the University of California’s President’s Council on the National Laboratories
Albert Macovski POLY Professor (Emeritus) at Stanford University, known for his many innovations in the area of imaging
Irwin Kra POLY Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John G. Trump POLY Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
George Glauberman POLY Professor at University of Chicago
Herbert Carlin POLY Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cornell University
David J. Thomson POLY Professor at Princeton University, Professor at Stanford University, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor at University of Cambridge.
Arthur Bienenstock POLY President of American Physical Society. Professor at Stanford University.
Ronald R. Yager POLY Professor at University of California, Berkeley
Peter Pershan POLY Professor at Harvard University
Judea Pearl POLY Professor at UCLA. Awarded Turing Prize 2011
Mischa Schwartz POLY Professor at Columbia University
Erol Gelenbe POLY Professor at Imperial College London and Duke University
Martha Greenblatt POLY Professor at Rutgers University
Steven L. Goldman POLY Professor at Lehigh University
Buddy Ratner POLY Professor at University of Washington
Ronald Silverman POLY Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Professor of Ophthalmic Science at Columbia University Medical Center
LoSasso Thomas James POLY Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Saint Louis Leslie Anthony POLY Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. [40]
Don Torrieri POLY Professor at Johns Hopkins University
Edward A. Frieman POLY Professor at Princeton University
Leopold B. Felsen POLY Professor at Boston University
Francesco DeMaria POLY Professor at University of Connecticut
Erich E. Kunhardt POLY Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology
Bishnu S. Atal POLY Professor at University of Washington
Robert H. Lieberman POLY Professor at Cornell University [41]
Hugh Seidman POLY Professor at University of Wisconsin, Yale University, Columbia University, the College of William and Mary, The New School
Clayton Hamilton (critic) POLY Professor at Columbia University
William B. Kouwenhoven POLY Inventor of closed-chest cardiac defibrillator, recipient Edison Medal, Professor at Johns Hopkins university.
Linda Weiser Friedman POLY Professor of Statistics and Computer Information Systems at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center.
George Preti POLY Professor at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Gerald J. Popek ENG Professor at UCLA
Hung-Chang Lin POLY Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland
John Sterling Kingsley POLY Professor at University of Illinois
Murray S. Klamkin POLY Professor at University of Minnesota and SUNY Buffalo
Richard J. Gambino POLY Professor at Stony Brook University
Martha Greenblatt POLY Professor and chair of the Chemistry Department at Rutgers
Anthony M. Johnson POLY Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Jerome Dancis POLY Professor at University of Maryland, College Park [42]
Steve Wallach POLY Professor at Rice University.
Peter Staecker POLY President of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Andrew Herrmann POLY President of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Joel B. Snyder POLY President of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Eli M. Pearce POLY President of the American Chemical Society
Martin Pope POLY Professor emeritus at New York University
Walter Brenner POLY Professor at New York University
Bancroft Gherardi, Jr. POLY IEEE Edison Medal winner. President of American Institute of Electrical Engineers. National Academy of Sciences member
Mario Cardullo POLY Invented Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
Robert G. Brown POLY Invented the first telephone handset
Joel S. Engel POLY National Medal of Technology and Innovation winner. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Ameritech
Joseph Owades POLY Inventor of Lite beer
Len Shustek POLY Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University and Stanford University
Eugene Fasullo POLY Chief Engineer of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Martin Schechter POLY Professor and founding director of the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia
Rossiter W. Raymond POLY Professor at Columbia University
Henry L. Bachman POLY IEEE president in 1987. [43]
Edward Della Torre POLY Former IEEE Director. Professor at George Washington University [44]
John Gilbert POLY Inventor of non-stick coating as an application of Teflon [45]
Henry C. Goldmark POLY Designed and installed the Panama Canal locks
Mario Tchou (engineer) POLY Created Olivetti Elea, Italy's first computer.
Leopold Just POLY Designed virtually every major bridge and tunnel in New York City, as well as Washington Metro, Ohio Turnpike and Connecticut Turnpike.
Jasper H. Kane POLY Developed the practical, deep-tank fermentation method for production of large quantities of pharmaceutical-grade penicillin.
Nathan Marcuvitz POLY Head of the experimental group of the Radiation Laboratory (MIT)
Jacob Bekenstein POLY Wolf Prize in Physics winner
Jerome H. Lemelson ENG Holder of 605 patents. Established the Lemelson Foundation. [46]
Michael A. Kelly POLY Professor at Stanford University [47]
Michael S. Strano POLY Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology [48]
Robert C. O'Handley POLY Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology [49]
Subrata K. Sen POLY Professor at Yale University [50]
Gregory Bunza POLY Professor at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine [51]
Bede Liu POLY Professor at Princeton University [52]
Deniz Gündüz POLY Professor at Imperial College London and Princeton University [53]
Jeffrey P. Freidberg POLY Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology [54]
Ines Mandl POLY Professor emerita at Columbia University [55]
Richard W. Foxen POLY Professor at Carnegie Mellon University [56]
Ali Akansu POLY Professor at NYU Courant Institute

MacArthur Fellows[edit]

Name Year School Degree Notability Reference
Babbitt, MiltonMilton Babbitt 1935 ARTS B.A. 1986 MacArthur Fellow
Perle, GeorgeGeorge Perle 1956 GSAS Ph.D. 1974 MacArthur Fellow; professor of music
Simic, CharlesCharles Simic 1966 ARTS B.A. 1983 MacArthur Fellow

National Medal of Science recipients[edit]

Name Year School Degree Notability Reference
Keller, Joseph B.Joseph B. Keller 1943–1948 GSAS B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 1988 National Medal of Science recipient
Lax, PeterPeter Lax 1947, 1949 GSAS B.A., Ph.D. 1986 National Medal of Science recipient
Morawetz, Cathleen SyngeCathleen Synge Morawetz 1951 GSAS Ph.D. 1998 National Medal of Science recipient (first woman recipient)
Nirenberg, LouisLouis Nirenberg 1949 GSAS Ph.D. 1995 National Medal of Science recipient
Reines, FrederickFrederick Reines 1944 GSAS Ph.D. 1985 National Medal of Science recipient
Sabin, AlbertAlbert Sabin 1931 Med M.D. 1988 National Medal of Science recipient
Trump, John G.John G. Trump 1929 POLY B.S. 1983 National Medal of Science recipient
Engel, Joel S.Joel S. Engel 1964 POLY Ph.D. 1994 National Medal of Technology recipient

Nobel laureates[edit]

Name Year School Degree Notability Reference
Axelrod, JuliusJulius Axelrod 1941 Med M.Sc. 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine [57]
ElBaradei, MohamedMohamed ElBaradei 1967 Law LL.M. 2005 Nobel Peace Prize [58]
Elion, Gertrude B.Gertrude B. Elion *POLY PhD 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine [59]
Hayek, FriedrichFriedrich Hayek 1924 GSAS 1974 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economics [60]
Kandel, Eric R.Eric R. Kandel 1955 Med M.D. 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Associate Professor 1965–74 [61]
Kornberg, ArthurArthur Kornberg 1947 Med 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine [62]
Palade, George E.George E. Palade postgraduate work at biology laboratory of Robert Chambers 1974 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine [63]
Reines, FrederickFrederick Reines 1944 GSAS Ph.D. 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics [64]
Root, ElihuElihu Root 1867 Law LL.B. 1912 Nobel Peace Prize [65]
Rose, IrwinIrwin Rose postgraduate Work under Severo Ochoa 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry [66]
Shull, CliffordClifford Shull 1941 GSAS Ph.D. 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics [67]
Wald, GeorgeGeorge Wald 1927 WSC B.S. 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine [68]
Yalow, RosalynRosalyn Yalow Med coursework* 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine [69]
Heckman, JamesJames Heckman 2000 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Aumann, RobertRobert Aumann 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
Benacerraf, BarujBaruj Benacerraf 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Engle, RobertRobert Engle 2003 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Hershko, AvramAvram Hershko 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Koopmans, TjallingTjalling Koopmans 1975 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Marcus, RudolphRudolph Marcus POLY 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Mulliken, RobertRobert Mulliken 1966 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Myrdal, GunnarGunnar Myrdal 1974 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Ochoa, SeveroSevero Ochoa 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine
Sargent, ThomasThomas Sargent 2011 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Bellow, SaulSaul Bellow 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature
Brodsky, JosephJoseph Brodsky 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature
Crick, FrancisFrancis Crick 1953 POLY Postdoc 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine [70]
Eucken, RudolfRudolf Eucken 1908 Nobel Prize for Literature
Leontief, WassilyWassily Leontief 1973 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Loewi, OttoOtto Loewi 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Prescott, EdwardEdward Prescott 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics
Soyinka, WoleWole Soyinka 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature
Perl, MartinMartin Perl 1948 POLY B.S. 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics

Business[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Wang, SunnySunny Wang Stern, Tisch, B.A., 2005 Taiwanese Actor and Model [71]
Adler, WarrenWarren Adler B.A., 1949 author of War of the Roses and Random Hearts
Alexander, KobiKobi Alexander Stern, M.B.A., 1980 Founder and former CEO of Comverse Technology
Bartiromo, MariaMaria Bartiromo CAS, B.A., 1987 Host of Market Week with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC
Burns, UrsulaUrsula Burns POLY, B.S., 1980 Madam Chairman and CEO of Xerox [72]
Flint, Charles RanlettCharles Ranlett Flint POLY, B.S., 1868 Founder of IBM
Henderson, James M.James M. Henderson Graduate studies Founder of top-ranked Henderson Advertising Agency in Greenville, South Carolina and the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1970 [73]
Martinez, Arthur C.Arthur C. Martinez POLY, B.S., 1960 Former Chairman and CEO of Sears [74]
Nagler, Stewart G.Stewart G. Nagler POLY, B.S., 1963 Vice Chairman, CFO and Director of MetLife [75]
Stevens, Robert J. Robert J. Stevens POLY, M.S., 1985 Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin [76]
Bersoff, Edward H.Edward H. Bersoff Courant, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Chairman, Greenwich Associates
Bjorgolfsson, ThorThor Bjorgolfsson Stern, B.S., 1991 Iceland's first billionaire
Clooney, AmalAmal Clooney Law L.L.M., 2002 Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers, Wife of George Clooney
Boies, DavidDavid Boies Law L.L.M., 1967 Founder & Chairman, Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Carpenter, Jake BurtonJake Burton Carpenter economics degree 1977 WSUC designer of modern snowboard and founder of Burton Snowboards.
Cohen, BenBen Cohen Art Therapy * Founder, Ben & Jerry's
Cohen, Robert B.Robert B. Cohen 1947 Founded Hudson News in 1987 [77]
Cosell, HowardHoward Cosell CAS B.A., 1938; J.D. 1941 Sportscaster
Creedon, John J.John J. Creedon Stern 1955, B.S. Law 1957, J.D. Former CEO and Chairman, MetLife
Davis, MarvinMarvin Davis ENG, B.S. CEO, Paramount Pictures
Thomas E. Dooley Stern, M.B.A. 1984 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and CFO of Viacom
Israel Englander Stern, B.S. 1972 Founder, Millennium Partners
Ferragamo, SalvatoreSalvatore Ferragamo Stern, M.B.A. Ferragamo Design
Fuld, Richard S.Richard S. Fuld Stern 1973, M.B.A. CEO, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Freston, TomTom Freston Stern, M.B.A. MTV Networks
George, AbrahamAbraham George Stern, 1973, 1975, M.B.A, Ph.D. Founder of The George Foundation and Multinational Computer Models
George, Kayalakakam M.Kayalakakam M. George Stern 1948, M.B.A CEO of Palai Central Bank (1956–60)
Golub, HarveyHarvey Golub Stern 1961, B.S. Chairman of American Express (1994–2001)
Greenspan, AlanAlan Greenspan Stern 1948 1950 1977, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. former Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Greifeld, RobertRobert Greifeld Stern 1977, M.B.A. CEO, NASDAQ
Scott Harrison CAS 1998, B.A. Founder of Charity: Water
Icahn, CarlCarl Icahn MED* Billionaire Shareholder Activist
Kaufman, HenryHenry Kaufman Stern 1948, B.A., Stern 1958, Ph.D. Wall Street financial consultant
Kangas, PaulPaul Kangas Stern, M.B.A. Host, Nightly Business Report
Kelleher, HerbHerb Kelleher Law 1955, LL.B. Founder and CEO, Southwest Airlines
Kleiner, EugeneEugene Kleiner POLY Founders of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Alan Levin Stern 1976, M.B.A. CFO, Pfizer
Levitz, PaulPaul Levitz Stern* President of DC Comics, the oldest comic company in the U.S.
Lipton, MartinMartin Lipton Law 1955, J.D. Co-Founder, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Malone, John C.John C. Malone ENG, M.S. CEO of Liberty Media, billionaire
Minehan, CathyCathy Minehan Stern 1977, M.B.A. President, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston
Nacchio, JosephJoseph Nacchio ENG, B.S., Stern, M.B.A. Chairman and CEO, Qwest
Neuberger, RoyRoy Neuberger coursework* Founder, Neuberger & Berman
Rich, MarcMarc Rich CAS, B.A. billionaire, commodities trader, criminal
Riggio, LeonardLeonard Riggio Stern 1964, M.B.A. CEO and owner, Barnes & Noble
de Rothschild, EdouardEdouard de Rothschild Stern 1985, M.B.A. Rothschild Banque
Schulberg, JayJay Schulberg 1961 Advertising executive at Ogilvy & Mather and Bozell Worldwide; creator of Got Milk? milk-mustache campaign [78]
Schulman, DanDan Schulman Stern, M.B.A. Chief executive officer, Virgin Mobile USA
William T. Schwendler ENG, B.S., 1924 CEO, Grumman
Shipley, Walter V.Walter V. Shipley Stern 1956, B.S. Chairman and CEO, Chase Manhattan Bank
Silverstein, LarryLarry Silverstein CAS B.A., 1952 Owner of World Trade Center site
Spitznagel, MarkMark Spitznagel Courant, M.S. Investor, hedge fund manager
Stern, Leonard N.Leonard N. Stern Stern 1957, B.S., 1959, M.B.A. Namesake of NYU's Stern School of Business, CEO, The Hartz Group
Salisachs, Juan Antonio SamaranchJuan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs Stern, M.B.A. GBS Finanzas
Syms, SySy Syms CAS B.A., 1946 Founder, Syms Clothing
Taub, HenryHenry Taub Stern 1947, B.S. Taub Foundation
Tempelsman, MauriceMaurice Tempelsman Stern* Chairman of Lazare Kaplan International Inc.; former companion to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis [79][80]
Tisch, Laurence AlanLaurence Alan Tisch Stern 1942, B.Sc. American media mogul and billionaire; president and chief executive officer, CBS
Turlington, ChristyChristy Turlington Gallatin 1999, B.A. Supermodel
Varis, AgnesAgnes Varis Stern 1979, M.B.A. Founder of Aegis Pharmaceuticals
Yu, PeggyPeggy Yu Stern, M.B.A. Founder of dangdang.com, the largest online Chinese language retailer
Cappello, Juan PabloJuan Pablo Cappello NYU Law School Entrepreneur and lawyer
Dorsey, JackJack Dorsey *[citation needed] Creator of Twitter, and Founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company [81]
George W. Melville POLY Chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering
Hugh John Casey POLY Chairman of the New York City Transit Authority
Michael Horodniceanu POLY President of the MTA Capital Construction
Alfred Amoroso POLY Former Chairman of Yahoo!
John Dionisio POLY Chairman and CEO of AECOM
Herbert L. Henkel POLY Chairman of Ingersoll Rand
Israel Borovich POLY Chairman and CEO of EL AL
Jason Hsuan POLY Chairman and CEO of TPV Technology
John Trani POLY Former Chairman and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker
John Elmer McKeen POLY Former Chairman and CEO of Pfizer
Alfred P. Sloan POLY Former Chairman and CEO of General Motors
Robert Prieto POLY Former Chairman and CEO of Parsons Brinckerhoff
Mark Ronald POLY Former Chairman and CEO of BAE Systems Inc.
Joseph J. Jacobs POLY Former Chairman and founder of Jacobs Engineering Group
Ta-lin Hsu POLY Chairman and Founder of H&Q Asia Pacific
Rajiv C. Mody POLY Chairman, founder and CEO of Sasken Communication Technologies
Paul Ferri POLY Founder and General Partner of Matrix Partners
Bern Dibner POLY Former Chairman, founder and CEO of Burndy
Sunil Godhwani POLY Chairman and CEO of Religare
Jerome Swartz POLY Co-founded Symbol Technologies with another POLY graduate Shelley A. Harrison
Richard Santulli POLY Former Chairman, founder and CEO of NetJets
Paul Soros POLY Founder and former CEO, Soros Associates. Brother of George Soros
Michael H. Kappaz POLY Chairman and CEO of KM Group
Vincent A. Calarco POLY CEO and President of Chemtura
Charles Hinkaty POLY Vice president at Citibank
David Sobin POLY CEO of BAMnet. Founded his own DSL company, which was subsequently sold for approximately $50M
Laura Slatkin Founder of NEST
Glenford Myers POLY Founder of RadiSys and IP Fabrics
Ami Miron POLY Vice president of General Instrument. He also serves as a senior advisor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.
Stav Prodromou POLY Founder and former CEO of Poqet Computer Corporation. Prodromou has served as CEO of Alien Technology and Peregrine Semiconductor, and Executive Vice President of Fairchild Semiconductor.
Craig G. Matthews POLY President and Chief Operating Officer of KeySpan.
Ira Drukier POLY Hotelier and philanthropist
Fadi Chehadé POLY Founder of RosettaNet and current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICANN.
Nils Lahr POLY Co-founder of IBEAM Broadcasting Corporation and Synergy Sports Technology.
William C. W. Mow POLY Chairman and CEO of Bugle Boy.
Charles Waldo Haskins POLY Co-founder of Haskins and Sells.
Cliff Friedman POLY Former Managing Director of Bear Stearns [82]
Zalman Bernstein CAS Billionaire
John Paulson Stern Billionaire
Rachelle Friedman POLY Founder and president of J&R [83]
Jared Kushner Stern Owner of Kushner Properties and The New York Observer

Entertainment[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Alibar, LucyLucy Alibar TSOA Beasts of the Southern Wild [84]
Ansari, AzizAziz Ansari Stern 2004, B.S Parks and Recreation, Human Giant, Scrubs, Stand up comedian
Horton, Edward EverettEdward Everett Horton POLY American character actor
Anderson, Paul ThomasPaul Thomas Anderson TSOA 1993,*Dropped Out after 2 days. Magnolia, Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood
Argota, AshleyAshley Argota NURSING,Current Student True Jackson, VP, Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures
Baldwin, AlecAlec Baldwin TSOA 1993, B.F.A. The Hunt for Red October, Pearl Harbor, The Aviator, 30 Rock
Bell, KristenKristen Bell TSOA 1998–2001* Veronica Mars, Pulse, Heroes, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Gossip Girl
Benz, JulieJulie Benz TSOA 1994, B.F.A. Jawbreaker, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Blanchard, JustinJustin Blanchard TSOA 2001, B.F.A. Journey's End (Broadway), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Bledel, AlexisAlexis Bledel TSOA*, Gilmore Girls, Sin City, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Tuck Everlasting
Bostwick, BarryBarry Bostwick TSOA Original Broadway Cast of Grease, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City
Brest, MartinMartin Brest TSOA 1973, B.F.A. Beverly Hills Cop, Meet Joe Black, Gigli
Bruce, LisaLisa Bruce TSOA The Theory of Everything [85]
Cartsonis, SusanSusan Cartsonis TSOA President of Wind Dance Films
Carroll, Vinnette JustineVinnette Justine Carroll ARTS 1946, M.A. first African American woman to direct on Broadway
Charles, JenniferJennifer Charles TSOA 1990, B.F.A. Musician, Writer, Actress
Columbus, ChrisChris Columbus TSOA both Home Alone movies, Mrs. Doubtfire, Stepmom, first two Harry Potter movies, Rent
Cort, BudBud Cort TSOA 1967–1969* Harold and Maude, MASH, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Crudup, BillyBilly Crudup TSOA 1994, M.F.A. Sleepers, Big Fish, Watchmen, Public Enemies
Shapiro, AlanAlan Shapiro TSOA 1981, B.F.A. The Crush, Flipper, Tiger Town, The Outsiders (series)
Crystal, BillyBilly Crystal TSOA 1970, B.F.A. Analyze This/That, City Slickers 1 & 2, When Harry Met Sally
Cusack, JohnJohn Cusack TSOA* High Fidelity, Con Air
Delpy, JulieJulie Delpy TSOA Homo Faber, Three Colors: White, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset
de Matteo, DreaDrea de Matteo TSOA The Sopranos, Joey
Detmer, AmandaAmanda Detmer TSOA, M.F.A. Actress
DiSanto, TonyTony DiSanto TSOA Producer
Dougherty, MichaelMichael Dougherty TSOA, M.F.A. X2, Superman Returns
Morrison, MatthewMatthew Morrison TSOA 1993, B.F.A. Glee, The Hunt for Red October, Pearl Harbor, The Aviator, 30 Rock
Edelstein, LisaLisa Edelstein TSOA 1988, B.F.A. House
Erbe, KathrynKathryn Erbe TSOA* What About Bob?, Law and Order: Criminal Intent
Esparza, RaulRaul Esparza TSOA 1992, B.F.A. Actor
Fanning, DakotaDakota Fanning Gallatin,Current Student Actress, I Am Sam Charlotte's Web, Coraline, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn
Fatel, MitchMitch Fatel TSOA 1988* The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents: Mitch Fatel, Super Retardo CD [86]
Federman, WayneWayne Federman TSOA 1981* Legally Blonde, 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Fonda, BridgetBridget Fonda TSOA 1987, B.F.A. Doc Hollywood, Jackie Brown
Fickle, MalindiMalindi Fickle B.F.A., 2002 Jacklight, Suck it Up Buttercup
Forster, MarcMarc Forster TSOA 1990–1993* Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland
Frazen, GriffinGriffin Frazen Gallatin 2009, B.A. Grounded For Life
Gallo, MelissaMelissa Gallo TSOA 2003, B.F.A. One Life to live
Gathegi, EdiEdi Gathegi TSOA Gone Baby Gone, House M.D., CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Gelber, JordanJordan Gelber TSOA Avenue Q, The Sopranos, Law & Order: SVU
Germanotta, StefaniStefani Germanotta TSOA Singer, a.k.a. Lady Gaga
Gershon, GinaGina Gershon TSOA 1983, B.F.A. The Insider, Showgirls, Bound
Glover, DonaldDonald Glover TSOA 2006, B.F.A Community, Mystery Team, 30 Rock-writer, Childish Gambino
Gossett, LouLou Gossett CAS, 1959, B.A. Roots, An Officer and a Gentleman
Greenberg, BryanBryan Greenberg TSOA* Prime
Guber, PeterPeter Guber Stern, M.B.A. Mandalay Pictures
Gubler, Matthew GrayMatthew Gray Gubler TSOA 2002, M.F.A. (500) Days of Summer, Criminal Minds, RV, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Hall, Michael C.Michael C. Hall TSOA 1996, M.F.A. Six Feet Under, Dexter
Hall, ReginaRegina Hall GSAS 1997, M.A. Scary Movie
Harris, WoodWood Harris TSOA 1983, M.F.A. Above The Rim
Hathaway, AnneAnne Hathaway Gallatin, TSOA* The Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada, Ella Enchanted, Rachel Gets Married, Alice in Wonderland
Hawke, EthanEthan Hawke CAS* Training Day, Dead Poets Society, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset
Heckerling, AmyAmy Heckerling TSOA, B.F.A. Look who's talking, Loser, Clueless
Hegarty, AntonyAntony Hegarty TSOA, (E.T.W.) 1992 B.F.A. Antony and the Johnsons: "Swanlights", "The Crying Light", "I Am a Bird Now" (UK Mercury Prize 2005)
Hicks, IsraelIsrael Hicks M.F.A. stage director who presented August Wilson's entire 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle [87]
Hoffman, Philip SeymourPhilip Seymour Hoffman TSOA 1989, B.F.A., Capote, Boogie Nights, Happiness, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous
Holoubek, ToddTodd Holoubek TSOA 2002, B.F.A. MTV: The State
Hoopes, WendyWendy Hoopes TSOA 2002, B.F.A. Spinster, Killing Cinderella, TV SHOW: Daria
Howard, Bryce DallasBryce Dallas Howard TSOA The Village, Lady in the Water, Terminator Salvation, Twilight: Eclipse
Howard, Shawn MichaelShawn Michael Howard TSOA, B.F.A. Boycott, Above the Rim, 3000Miles to Graceland
Huff, NealNeal Huff TSOA, M.F.A. Take Me Out, The Little Dog Laughed
Huffman, FelicityFelicity Huffman TSOA Transamerica, Desperate Housewives
Jenkins, TamaraTamara Jenkins TSOA Slums of Beverly Films
Jarmusch, JimJim Jarmusch TSOA* Stranger than Paradise, Down By Law, Broken Flowers
Joel, Alexa RayAlexa Ray Joel TSOA* Singer-songwriter, pianist
Johnston, KristenKristen Johnston TSOA, B.F.A. 3rd Rock from the Sun
Katzenberg, JeffreyJeffrey Katzenberg TSOA* Shrek, Co-Founder of DreamWorks
Salle, Eriq LaEriq La Salle TSOA, B.F.A. "ER"
Kim, Daniel DaeDaniel Dae Kim TSOA 1996, M.F.A. ABC series "Lost"
Kramer, StanleyStanley Kramer TSOA 1993, B.F.A. High Noon, Cyrano de Bergerac
Krause, PeterPeter Krause TSOA Dirty Sexy Money, Six Feet Under
Kunert, MartinMartin Kunert TSOA Voices of Iraq, MTV's Fear
Kushner, TonyTony Kushner TSOA 1984, M.F.A. Tony Award
Lee, AngAng Lee TSOA, M.F.A. Life of Pi, Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Sense and Sensibility
Lee, SpikeSpike Lee TSOA 1982, M.F.A. Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing, Bamboozled, Jungle Fever
Lennon, ThomasThomas Lennon MTV: The State, Reno 911!, Taxi (screenwriter)
Leung, KenKen Leung CAS, B.A. Lost, X-Men: The Last Stand, Shanghai Kiss
Lilly, JanetJanet Lilly TSOA 1982, B.A. Principal dancer for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company [88]
Ling, BaiBai Ling TSOA 1991–?? Anna and the King
Lister-Jones, ZoeZoe Lister-Jones TSOA B.A. The Little Dog Laughed
Loktev, JuliaJulia Loktev M.F.A The Loneliest Planet, Day Night Day Night, Moment of Impact
Mailman, BruceBruce Mailman M.F.A. Theatre founder of the nightclub The Saint [89]
Mara, RooneyRooney Mara Gallatin]]* The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Trash, Her
Martin, Jesse L.Jesse L. Martin TSOA 1989, M.F.A. Ed Green in "Law and Order", Rent
Masterson, Mary StuartMary Stuart Masterson TSOA* Fried Green Tomatoes, The Postman
Matsoukas, MelinaMelina Matsoukas TSOA* Director "We Found Love" by Rihanna, "Diva" by Beyoncé
McGinley, John C.John C. McGinley TSOA Intensity, Scrubs, Point Break
Melendez, JohnJohn Melendez TSOA 1988* The Howard Stern Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno [90]
Menzel, IdinaIdina Menzel TSOA* Wicked, Rent, Enchanted, Rescue Me
Merchant, IsmailIsmail Merchant Stern, M.B.A. co-founded Merchant Ivory Productions
Messing, DebraDebra Messing TSOA 1987, M.F.A. Will and Grace
Meyerhoff, LeahLeah Meyerhoff TSOA 2007, M.F.A. Twitch
Morrison, RachelRachel Morrison TSOA Fruitvale Station, Cake, Sound of My Voice [91]
Mulgrew, KateKate Mulgrew TSOA 1976, A.A. Star Trek Voyager
Nimoy, JeffJeff Nimoy CAS, B.A. Naruto, Digimon, Trigun
O'Connell, JerryJerry O'Connell TSOA 1997, B.F.A. Sliders, The Bachelor
O'Connell, CharlieCharlie O'Connell TSOA 1995, B.F.A. Crossing Jordan, Mission to Mars
Oliver, Ryan ScottRyan Scott Oliver TSOA 2007, M.F.A Musical Theatre Composer- "Mrs. Sharp," "Darling," "35MM"
Olsen, AshleyAshley Olsen Gallatin* Full House, It Takes Two, Two of a Kind, New York Minute
Olsen, ElizabethElizabeth Olsen TOSA}} Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene, The Avenger: Age of Ultron, Godzilla, In Secret
Osment, Haley JoelHaley Joel Osment TSOA 2010, B.F.A. The Sixth Sense, Pay It Forward, AI, Secondhand Lions
Pupo, JorgeJorge Pupo TSOA 1981, B.F.A. Actor, Narrator
Raimi, TedTed Raimi B.A. seaQuest DSV, Xena: Warrior Princess
Rapp, AnthonyAnthony Rapp TSOA 1989* Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, Dazed and Confused
Ratner, BrettBrett Ratner TSOA Tower Heist, New York, I Love You, Rush Hour
Ryan, MegMeg Ryan CAS, B.A. When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, City of Angels, You`ve Got Mail
Sandler, AdamAdam Sandler TSOA 1991, B.F.A. Mr. Deeds, Big Daddy, Punchdrunk Love, Funny People
Samberg, AndyAndy Samberg TSOA 2000, B.F.A. The Lonely Island, Saturday Night Live, Hot Rod
Scorsese, MartinMartin Scorsese CAS 1964, B.A GSAS 1966, M.A. The Aviator, Casino, Goodfellas, The Last Temptation of Christ, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Gangs of New York
Seth, JoshuaJoshua Seth CAS, 1991, B.A. Digimon, Wolf's Rain, Trigun
Shanley, John PatrickJohn Patrick Shanley Steinhardt 1977, M.A. Moonstruck; winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Sheth, SheetalSheetal Sheth TSOA 1997, B.A. ABCD; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Shyamalan, M. NightM. Night Shyamalan TSOA The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, The Last Airbender, Lady in the Water
Simon, NeilNeil Simon ARTS 1944–1945* The Odd Couple; winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Spence, EulalieEulalie Spence B.S. 1937 Her, Fool's Errand (Opened on Broadway in 1927)
Sprouse, ColeCole Sprouse GAL "The Suite life of Zach and Cody," "The Suite Life on Deck," "Big Daddy"
Sprouse, DylanDylan Sprouse GAL "The Suite life of Zach and Cody," "The Suite Life on Deck," "Big Daddy"
Spurlock, MorganMorgan Spurlock TSOA, B.F.A. Supersize Me
Sonnenfeld, BarryBarry Sonnenfeld TSOA* Oz, Men in Black
Steinfeld, PeterPeter Steinfeld B.A. Drowning Mona, Be Cool, 21 [92]
Tierney, MauraMaura Tierney TSOA* ER, News Radio, Primary Colors
Wilson, CaseyCasey Wilson TSOA, 2002 Happy Endings, Saturday Night Live
Wilson, ChandraChandra Wilson TSOA 1991, B.F.A. Grey's Anatomy
Wilson, MaraMara Wilson TSOA, current student Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street
Wilson, RainnRainn Wilson TSOA, M.F.A. The Office
Wojtowicz-Vosloo, AgnieszkaAgnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo TSOA 2003, B.F.A. After.Life
Wright, DougDoug Wright TSOA 1987 Quills; winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Academy Award winners[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Allen, WoodyWoody Allen TSOA 1953* Academy Award 1977, Annie Hall; 1986, Hannah and her Sisters
Arndt, MichaelMichael Arndt TSOA 1987 Academy Award 2007, Little Miss Sunshine
Bernstein, ElmerElmer Bernstein ARTS 1942, B.A. Academy Award 1968, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Bridges, MarkMark Bridges ARTS 1987, M.F.A. Academy Award 2012, The Artist
Brooks, James L.James L. Brooks TSOA* Academy Award 1984, Terms of Endearment
Canemaker, JohnJohn Canemaker TSOA Academy Award 2006, The Moon and the Son
Coen, JoelJoel Coen TSOA, 1978, B.F.A. Academy Award 1996, Fargo; 2008, No Country For Old Men [93]
Geoffrey Fletcher TSOA 1999, M.F.A. Academy Award 2010, Precious
Whoopi Goldberg GSAS Academy Award 1991, Ghost [94]
Gossett, Jr., LouisLouis Gossett, Jr. ARTS coursework* Academy Award 1982, An Officer and a Gentleman
Hathaway, AnneAnne Hathaway Gallatin, TSOA Academy Award 2012, Les Misérables
Harden, Marcia GayMarcia Gay Harden TSOA 1981, M.F.A. Academy Award 2000, Pollock
Herrmann, BernardBernard Herrmann WSC student under Percy Grainger Academy Award 1941, The Devil and Daniel Webster
Hirschberg, LoraLora Hirschberg TSOA 1985, B.F.A. Academy Award 2011, Inception
Hoffman, Philip SeymourPhilip Seymour Hoffman TSOA 1989, B.F.A., Academy Award 2005, Capote
Jolie, AngelinaAngelina Jolie TSOA 1993, B.F.A., Academy Award 2000, Girl, Interrupted
Lancaster, BurtBurt Lancaster TSOA coursework* Academy Award 1960, Elmer Gantry
Kaufman, CharlesCharles Kaufman TSOA 1980 Academy Award 2004, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lee, AngAng Lee TSOA, M.F.A. Academy Award 2005, Brokeback Mountain
Matheny, LukeLuke Matheny TSOA, M.F.A. Academy Award 2011, God of Love
Menken, AlanAlan Menken Steinhardt, B.A. Academy Award 1995, Pocahontas; 1992, Aladdin; 1991, Beauty and the Beast; 1989, The Little Mermaid.
Sager, Carole BayerCarole Bayer Sager CAS 1979, B.A. Academy Award 1981, Arthur's Theme
Schoonmaker, ThelmaThelma Schoonmaker TSOA Academy Award 2005, The Aviator
Scorsese, MartinMartin Scorsese ARTS B.A. 1964, M.F.A. 1966* Academy Award 2006, The Departed
Shanley, John PatrickJohn Patrick Shanley Steinhardt 1977, M.A. Academy Award 1987, Moonstruck
Stone, OliverOliver Stone TSOA 1970, M.F.A. Academy Award 1978, Midnight Express; 1986, Platoon; 1989, Born on the Fourth of July
Taylor, JimJim Taylor TSOA 1996 Academy Award 2004, Sideways
Tomei, MarisaMarisa Tomei TSOA 1983, B.F.A. Academy Award 1992, My Cousin Vinny
Perlin, KenKen Perlin GSAS 1986, Ph.D. Academy Award 1997, for the development of Perlin noise
Webster, Paul FrancisPaul Francis Webster ARTS 1928–1930 * Academy Award 1953, "Secret Love"
Zolfo, Victor J.Victor J. Zolfo TSOA 1985 Academy Award 2009, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Emmy Award winners[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Allen, WoodyWoody Allen TSOA 1953* Emmy Award 1957
Carroll, Vinnette JustineVinnette Justine Carroll GSAS 1946, M.A. Emmy Award 1964 for "Beyond the Blues"
Coleman, CyCy Coleman Steinhardt Emmy Award
Kushner, TonyTony Kushner TSOA 1984, M.F.A. Emmy Award
Nelson, IanIan Nelson CAS* Emmy Award for "WINNERS"
Meath, JonathanJonathan Meath TSOA 1979, B.A. Emmy nominations TV production [95]
Messing, DebraDebra Messing TSOA 1993, M.F.A. Emmy Award 2003 for Will and Grace
Manheim, CamrynCamryn Manheim TSOA 1987, M.F.A. Emmy Award for The Practice
Terrance Moran Steinhardt 1964, B.A.; 1965, M.A.; 1971, Ph.D. Emmy Award 1987 for "McSorley's, New York"
Wright, JeffreyJeffrey Wright TSOA* Emmy Award 2003

Grammy Award winners[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Coleman, CyCy Coleman Steinhardt 1992 Grammy Award for The Will Rogers Follies
Coolman, ToddTodd Coolman Steinhardt 1999 Grammy Award for Best Album Notes
Ebb, FredFred Ebb ARTS 1955, B.A. Grammy Award 1967 for Cabaret
Germanotta, StefaniStefani Germanotta (known professionally as Lady Gaga) TSOA* 2003–2005 Grammy Awards 2010, 2011, and 2015 recipient in several categories [96][97][98]
Lear, EvelynEvelyn Lear Grammy Award 1966 for her performance of the opera Wozzeck by Alban Berg
Manchester, MelissaMelissa Manchester TSOA 1970–1971 Grammy Award 1982 for "You Should Hear How She Talks About You"
Ronson, MarkMark Ronson TSOA* Grammy Award 2007 for producer on Amy Winehouse's Back to Black
Rubin, RickRick Rubin CAS* Grammy Award 2012 for producer on Adele's 21, among others
Sager, Carole BayerCarole Bayer Sager CAS 1979, B.A. Grammy Award 1987 for "That's What Friends Are For"
Shorter, WayneWayne Shorter Steinhardt 1956, B.M.E. Grammy Award 2004 for the album Alegria
Wilson, MaryMary Wilson Gallatin Grammy Award 1999 and 2001 with The Supremes

Tony Award winners[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Arianda, NinaNina Arianda TSOA 2009, M.F.A. Tony Award best actress in a play 2012 for Venus in Fur
Bell, MarcMarc Bell SCPS 1989, M.S.R.E. Tony Award Producer 2006 Jersey Boys; 2008 August: Osage County http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=407091
Beverley, TrazanaTrazana Beverley TSOA, B.F.A. Tony Award 1976
Bostwick, BarryBarry Bostwick TSOA, 1968 M.F.A. Tony Award best actor in a musical for The Robber Bridegroom
Coleman, CyCy Coleman Steinhardt Tony Awards for City of Angels 1990, On the Twentieth Century 1978
Comden, BettyBetty Comden Steinhardt Tony Award
Ebb, FredFred Ebb ARTS 1955, B.A. Tony Award 1967 for Cabaret
Harden, Marcia GayMarcia Gay Harden TSOA, 1988 M.F.A. Tony Award 2009 best actress in a play for God of Carnage
James, Nikki M.Nikki M. James TSOA 2003, B.F.A. Tony Award 2011 best featured actress in a musical for The Book of Mormon http://alumni.tisch.nyu.edu/object/2011_tony_winners.html
Kazee, SteveSteve Kazee TSOA 2005, M.F.A. Tony Award 2011 best actor in a musical for Once
Kushner, TonyTony Kushner TSOA 1984, M.F.A. Tony Award for best play, Angels in America
Menzel, IdinaIdina Menzel TSOA 1993, B.F.A. Tony Award as best actress in a musical for Wicked
Murphy, DonnaDonna Murphy TSOA 1980, B.F.A.[citation needed] Tony Award as best actress in a musical for Passion and The King and I
Shanley, John PatrickJohn Patrick Shanley Steinhardt 1977, M.A. Tony Award
Spinella, StephenStephen Spinella TSOA, 1982 M.F.A. Tony Award for Angels in America
Whitty, JeffJeff Whitty TSOA, 1997 M.F.A. Tony Award for book of Avenue Q
Wolfe, George C.George C. Wolfe TSOA, M.F.A. Tony Award 1996
Wood, FrankFrank Wood TSOA, 1987 M.F.A. Tony Award for Side Man

Medicine[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Axelrod, JuliusJulius Axelrod Med 1941, M.Sc. 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Agatston, ArthurArthur Agatston Med 1973, M.D. author of "The South Beach Diet"
Berger, Peter B.Peter B. Berger Med 1983, M.D. interventional cardiologist and Director of Clinical Research at Geisinger Clinic
Cook, FrederickFrederick Cook Med 1890, M.D. Explorer
Epstein, FredFred Epstein WSC 1959, B.A. pediatric neurosurgeon
Hammond, William AlexanderWilliam Alexander Hammond Med 1848, M.D. Surgeon General, pioneer in neurology
Lee, HenryHenry Lee Med 1974–1975, M.S., Ph.D. One of the world's foremost forensic scientists
Landolina, JoeJoe Landolina POLY Invented Vetigel while an undergrad student
McCarty, MaclynMaclyn McCarty Med 1940–1941, Research Fellow demonstrated that DNA transmits genetic traits
Reed, WalterWalter Reed Med discovered the mosquito transmission of yellow fever
Sabin, AlbertAlbert Sabin Med 1931, M.D. developer of the oral vaccine for polio
Sackler, Arthur M.Arthur M. Sackler Med, M.D. founder, Creedmore Institute of Psychobiological Studies
Smith, StephenStephen Smith Med, M.D. Founder, American Public Health Association
Salk, JonasJonas Salk Med 1938, M.D. discoverer of the Salk vaccine (the first polio vaccine)

Music[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Babbitt, MiltonMilton Babbitt B.A., 1935 1986 MacArthur Fellow, 1982 Pulitzer Prize special citation
Berger, ArthurArthur Berger B.A., 1932 Composer
Coleman, CyCy Coleman Steinhardt Tony Award for City of Angels 1990, On the Twentieth Century 1978
Comden, BettyBetty Comden Steinhardt partner of Adolph Green, recipient of several Tony Awards
Davis, CliveClive Davis CAS, B.A., 1953 founder, Arista Records
Diamond, NeilNeil Diamond CAS, Hon. Ph.D. 2003 Singer/songwriter
Dengler, CarlosCarlos Dengler CAS Interpol's first bassist/keyboardist
Douglas, DaveDave Douglas Steinhardt, B.A. Jazz trumpeter
Drudy, GregGreg Drudy Previous student Interpol's first drummer
Dunham, HaydenHayden Dunham GAL Musician, performance artist, designer [99]
Ebb, FredFred Ebb B.A., 1939 1967 Tony Award, 1967 Grammy Award for Cabaret
Fitzpatrick, ColleenColleen Fitzpatrick B.A., 1991 a.k.a. Vitamin C
Garfield, BernardBernard Garfield B.A., 1948 Bassoonist and composer
Germanotta, StefaniStefani Germanotta TSOA* a.k.a. Lady Gaga
Goto, MidoriMidori Goto M.A., 2001 Violinist
Hammond, Jr., AlbertAlbert Hammond, Jr. TSOA The Strokes' guitarist
Hegarty, AntonyAntony Hegarty TSOA Mercury prize-winning lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons
Ireland, BarbaraBarbara Ireland TSOA Singing partner with Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam in his band The Hank Khoir
Kessler, DanielDaniel Kessler GAL Interpol's guitarist/backing vocalist
Banks, PaulPaul Banks GAL Interpol's guitarist/lead vocalist
Kweli, TalibTalib Kweli previous student member of rap duo Black Star
Lauten, ElodieElodie Lauten Steinhardt 1986, M.A. Composer
Leon, TaniaTania Leon Steinhardt famous conductor, composer of "Scourge of Hyacinths",
Light, EnochEnoch Light Steinhardt pioneer of music recording
Manchester, MelissaMelissa Manchester independent studies, 1970–1971 1982 Grammy Award [100]
McCullough, JackieJackie McCullough M.A. Philosophy Gospel musician and pastor
Portner, DavidDavid Portner former student Founding member of experimental band Animal Collective
Ross, JerryJerry Ross studied under Rudolph Schramm Composer
Rubin, RickRick Rubin former student, lived on campus Cofounder of Def Jam while at NYU
Sager, Carole BayerCarole Bayer Sager B.A., 1979 1987 Grammy Award
Schwarzenbach, BlakeBlake Schwarzenbach B.A., 1991 Lead singer for bands Jawbreaker and Jets to Brazil.
Scialfa, PattiPatti Scialfa Gallatin, Received music degree after transferring from the University Of Miami. Singer and guitarist with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
Shorter, WayneWayne Shorter Steinhardt 1956, B.M.E. among the most influential hard-bop and modal jazz saxophonists
Simmons, RussellRussell Simmons former student Cofounder of Def Jam while at NYU
Smith, William OscarWilliam Oscar Smith B.A., 1942 Jazz Double Bassist, most notably on the 1939 Coleman Hawkins recording of Body and Soul
Southern, EileenEileen Southern Steinhardt 1961, Ph.D. first African American woman appointed a tenured full professor at Harvard
Talma, LouiseLouise Talma B.A., 1927 Composer
Wilson, MaryMary Wilson Gallatin The Supremes
Varner, ElleElle Varner TSOA Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Genius, Dot daDot da Genius POLY Singer, record producer and mixing engineer

Politics and government[edit]

Members of the United States House of Representatives[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Ambro, Jerome AnthonyJerome Anthony Ambro B.A., 1955 United States House of Representatives
Barry, William BernardWilliam Bernard Barry Law LL.B., 1925 United States House of Representatives D-NY 1935–1946
Britt, Charles RobinCharles Robin Britt Law LL.M., 1976 United States House of Representatives D-NC 1983–1985
Cavicchia, Peter AngeloPeter Angelo Cavicchia Law LL.B., 1908 United States House of Representatives R-NJ 1931–1937
Ivan Itkin POLY United States House of Representatives
Coleman, Earl ThomasEarl Thomas Coleman Wagner 1963, M.P.A. United States House of Representatives D-MO 1976–1993
Connolly, MauriceMaurice Connolly Law LL.B., 1898 United States House of Representatives D-IA 1921-1921
Davidson, Irwin DelmoreIrwin Delmore Davidson B.S., 1927, Law LL.B., 1928 United States House of Representatives
DeNardis, Lawrence JosephLawrence Joseph DeNardis M.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1989 United States House of Representatives
DeGette, DianaDiana DeGette Law J.D., 1982 United States House of Representatives (1997–)
Derounian, Steven BoghosSteven Boghos Derounian B.A., 1938 United States House of Representatives
Dollinger, IsidoreIsidore Dollinger B.C.S., 1925 United States House of Representatives (1949–1959)
Eckert, Fred J.Fred J. Eckert Law Postgraduate Work United States House of Representatives, U.S. Ambassador
Dorn, Francis EdwinFrancis Edwin Dorn Wagner, 1936* United States House of Representatives
Ely, SmithSmith Ely Law LL.B., 1846 United States House of Representatives
Farbstein, LeonardLeonard Farbstein Law LL.B. 1924 United States House of Representatives (1957–1971)
Hamilton Fish, Jr. Law LL.B. 1957 United States House of Representatives (1969–1995)
Gallagher, Cornelius EdwardCornelius Edward Gallagher Law Postgraduate 1948 United States House of Representatives (1959–1973)
Geissenhainer, Jacob A.Jacob A. Geissenhainer Law LL.B., 1862 United States House of Representatives
Gilman, Benjamin A.Benjamin A. Gilman Law LL.B., 1950 United States House of Representatives (1983–2003)
Griffin, Anthony JeromeAnthony Jerome Griffin Law LL.B., 1892 United States House of Representatives (1918–1935)
Guarini, Frank JosephFrank Joseph Guarini Law, J.D., 1950, LL.M., 1955 United States House of Representatives (1979–1993)
Heftel, Cecil LandauCecil Landau Heftel Graduate Work United States House of Representatives (1977–1986)
Holt, Jr., Rush D.Rush D. Holt, Jr. GSAS, M.S. 1974, Ph.D. 1981 United States House of Representatives (1999–)
Lundine, Stanley NelsonStanley Nelson Lundine Law 1964, LL.B. United States House of Representatives (1976–1987)
Jenkins, MitchellMitchell Jenkins Law 1926, LL.B. United States House of Representatives
Kenney, Edward AloysiusEdward Aloysius Kenney Law LL.B. 1908 United States House of Representatives (1933–1938)
Keogh, Eugene JamesEugene James Keogh Stern, B.S. United States House of Representatives (1937–1967)
Klein, Arthur GeorgeArthur George Klein Law 1926, LL.B. United States House of Representatives (1946–1956)
La Guardia, FiorelloFiorello La Guardia Law 1908, LL.B., United States House of Representatives (1916–1934)
Levy, Jefferson MonroeJefferson Monroe Levy Law 1873, LL.B. United States House of Representatives (1911–1915)
MacCrate, JohnJohn MacCrate Law 1906, LL.B. United States House of Representatives
Marcantonio, VitoVito Marcantonio Law, LL.B. United States House of Representatives
McGrath, Raymond JosephRaymond Joseph McGrath M.A., 1968 United States House of Representatives (1981–1993)
McDermott, Allan LangdonAllan Langdon McDermott Law 1877, LL.B. United States House of Representatives (1900–1907)
Meskill, Thomas JosephThomas Joseph Meskill Law 1955, LL.B. United States House of Representatives, Governor of Connecticut
O'Leary, DenisDenis O'Leary Law 1890, LL.B. United States House of Representatives
Perlman, Nathan DavidNathan David Perlman Law LL.B. 1907 United States House of Representatives (1920–1927)
Prall, Anning SmithAnning Smith Prall Law 1908, LL.B. United States House of Representatives (1923–1935)
Rabin, BenjaminBenjamin Rabin Law 1917, LL.B. United States House of Representatives
Rayfiel, Leo FrederickLeo Frederick Rayfiel Law 1908, LL.B. United States House of Representatives
Rangel, Charles B.Charles B. Rangel Law 1957, B.S. United States House of Representatives
Reece, B. CarollB. Caroll Reece Law 1916, M.A. United States House of Representatives (1921–1961) [101]
Rinaldo, Matthew JohnMatthew John Rinaldo Wagner 1979, M.P.A. United States House of Representatives (1973–1993) [102]
Rosenthal, Benjamin StanleyBenjamin Stanley Rosenthal Law 1952, LL.M. United States House of Representatives (1962–1983)
Shays, ChrisChris Shays Stern 1974, M.B.A. Wagner 1978, M.P.A United States House of Representatives
Siegel, IsaacIsaac Siegel Law 1901, LL.B. United States House of Representatives
Carl Gatto POLY United States House of Representatives
Sickles, Daniel EdgarDaniel Edgar Sickles Law 1846, LL.B. United States House of Representatives
Somers, Andrew LawrenceAndrew Lawrence Somers coursework* United States House of Representatives
Tallmadge, Jr., JamesJames Tallmadge, Jr. 1st President of NYU United States House of Representatives (1817–1819)
Teller, LudwigLudwig Teller Law 1935, LL.B. United States House of Representatives (1957–1961)
Tenzer, HerbertHerbert Tenzer Law 1927, LL.B. United States House of Representatives
Velázquez, NydiaNydia Velázquez M.A., 1976 United States House of Representatives (1992–)
Ward, ElijahElijah Ward Law 1943, LL.B. United States House of Representatives
Watkins, Arthur VivianArthur Vivian Watkins 1909–1910 United States House of Representatives
Zeferetti, Leo C.Leo C. Zeferetti 1963* United States House of Representatives

Members of the United States Senate[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Alexander, LamarLamar Alexander Law 1965, J.D. United States Senate
Boschwitz, RudyRudy Boschwitz SternM.B.A., 1950, Law J.D., 1953 United States Senate
Edwards, Edward IrvingEdward Irving Edwards Law, LL.B. United States Senate (1923–1929), Governor of New Jersey
Frank Padavan POLY United States Senate
Hatfield, Henry DruryHenry Drury Hatfield Med M.D., 1904 United States Senate (1929–1935), Governor of West Virginia
Javits, JacobJacob Javits CAS 1923, B.A., Law 1926, LL.B. United States Senate
Murray, James EdwardJames Edward Murray Law 1900, J.D. United States Senate (1934–1961)
Oddie, Tasker LowndesTasker Lowndes Oddie Law 1895, LL.B. United States Senate (1921–1933)
O'Gorman, James AloysiusJames Aloysius O'Gorman Law 1887, J.D. United States Senate(1911–1917)
Packwood, BobBob Packwood Law 1957, J.D. United States Senate(1969–1995)
Ribicoff, Abraham AlexanderAbraham Alexander Ribicoff B.A., 1929 United States Senate 1963–1981
Root, ElihuElihu Root Law 1867, LL.B. United States Senate
Walsh, ArthurArthur Walsh Stern 1915 United States Senate

Government, international organizations and other[edit]

Leonel Baruch MBA 1978 Minister of Finance, Costa Rica 1998-2001 Reference
Alexander, LamarLamar Alexander Law 1965, J.D. U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Senator from Tennessee
Allred, GloriaGloria Allred GSAS M.A., 1971 lawyer, talk show host
Balser, RuthRuth Balser Ph.D. member of the Mass. House of Representatives (served 1998 – present)
Bellamy, CarolCarol Bellamy Law J.D., 1968 Executive Director, UNICEF
Benjamin, MichaelMichael Benjamin B.A., 1992 U.S. Senate Candidate
Boies, DavidDavid Boies Law LL.M., 1967 United States v. Microsoft, Bush v. Gore
de Borbon, Cristina FedericaCristina Federica de Borbon GSAS M.A., 1991 Princess of Spain
Buergenthal, ThomasThomas Buergenthal Law J.D., 1960 Judge, International Court of Justice (2000 -)
Chien, EugeneEugene Chien GSAS Ph.D., 1973 Foreign Minister of Taiwan
Chi Mui POLY First Asian-American Mayor of San Gabriel, California
Ephraim Katzir POLY Fourth President of Israel. Chief scientist of the Israel Defense Department.
Gennaro Marino POLY Former Mayor of Kutztown [103]
John Rodolico POLY Mayor of Ledyard, Connecticut [104]
Sang Whang POLY Church leader and community advocate in Florida
Leonard M. Pomata POLY Virginia's secretary of technology [105]
de Oliveira Campos, RobertoRoberto de Oliveira Campos Postgraduate study Brazilian Politician and Legislator, ambassador to the U.S. and UK
Campagna, RichardRichard Campagna M.A. Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Candidate
Chandrasekhar, SripatiSripati Chandrasekhar GSAS Ph.D., 1944 Indian Minister of Health and Family Planning under Indira Gandhi
Chang, Dae-whanDae-whan Chang GSAS Ph.D., 1987, M.A., 1985 Prime Minister – designate, South Korea [106]
Chen, Li-anLi-an Chen GSAS Ph.D. Secretary of Defence, Taiwan (1990–1993), President of the Control Yuan
Chiang, DemosDemos Chiang Stern B.S. Great-grandson of Chiang Kai-Shek
Clinton, ChelseaChelsea Clinton Wagner Ph.D. student, 2010– Former First Daughter, child of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, spouse of Marc Mezvinsky
Constantinou, ClayClay Constantinou Law LL.M., 1986 U.S. Ambassador to Luxemburg
Ling-Cohan, DorisDoris Ling-Cohan Law J.D., 1979 Judge, New York State Supreme Court
Dimas, StavrosStavros Dimas GSAS M.A., 1969 European Commissioner for the Environment
Donohue, WilliamWilliam Donohue GSAS Ph.D., 1980 President, Catholic League
Draper, Jr., William HenryWilliam Henry Draper, Jr. GSAS M.A., 1917 Under Secretary of War and the Army
Echeverry, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Echeverry GSAS Ph.D., 1996 Finance Minister, Colombia
Elaraby, NabilNabil Elaraby Law LL.M., 1969; J.S.D., 1971 Judge, International Court of Justice
ElBaradei, MohamedMohamed ElBaradei Law LL.M., 1967 Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (1997–)
Everson, MarkMark Everson GSAS M.S., 1977 U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Finn, Robert Patrick JohnRobert Patrick John Finn M.A. U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
Foxman, AbrahamAbraham Foxman Law J.D. President of the Anti-Defamation League
Freeh, LouisLouis Freeh Law LL.M., 1984 Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1993–2001)
Galimany, Guillermo EndaraGuillermo Endara Galimany Postgraduate work, NYU Law President of Panama (1989–1994)
Gilbert, John WilliamJohn William Gilbert  ?? Secretary of State for Transport, Secretary of State for Defence
Giuliani, RudyRudy Giuliani Law J.D., 1968 Mayor of New York City (1994–2001)
Gonsalves, CamilloCamillo Gonsalves BsC in Global Affairs Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations (2007– ) [107]
Grace, NancyNancy Grace Law LL.M. Court TV host
Grenier, JohnJohn Grenier Taxation, L.LM, 1955 United States Senate candidate, 1966; Alabama Republican Party chairman; Birmingham lawyer
Harris, SethSeth Harris Law, J.D., 1990 U.S. Department of Labor, Deputy Secretary of Labor, 2009–; U.S. Department of Labor, Counselor to the Secretary, 1993–2000
Hassanein, MuhammadMuhammad Hassanein GSAS M.A., 1966 Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt
Height, DorothyDorothy Height ARTS B.A., GSAS M.A., 1930 American civil and women's rights activist
Hodges, Heather M.Heather M. Hodges M.A. U.S. Ambassador to Moldova
Hughes, Teresa P.Teresa P. Hughes M.A. California State Senator
Jackson, Alphonse J.Alphonse J. Jackson M.A. in secondary education administration Louisiana State Representative, 1972–1992 [108]
Jemison, T. J.T. J. Jemison Postgraduate study President of the National Baptist Convention from 1982 to 1994
Joseph, LazarusLazarus Joseph LAW 1912 N.Y. State Senator (21st District 1934–44, 24th District 1945) and Comptroller of the City of New York (1946–1954)
Kahane, MeirMeir Kahane GSAS M.A., 1957 Leader of the Kach political party in the Israeli Knesset
Kaye, JudithJudith Kaye Law LL.B., 1958 Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals
Kelly, Raymond W.Raymond W. Kelly Law LL.M. Police Commissioner of New York, Under Secretary of the Treasury
Kennedy, Jr., John F.John F. Kennedy, Jr. Law J.D., 1989 Son of President John F. Kennedy
La Guardia, FiorelloFiorello La Guardia Law 1908, LL.B., Mayor of New York City (1934–1945)
Levy, SamuelSamuel Levy University of the City of New York 1894, B.S., Manhattan Borough President (1931–1937)
Lozowy, IvanIvan Lozowy Law 1986, J.D., Founder of the Institute for Statehood and Democracy of Ukraine [109]
Ma, Ying-jeouYing-jeou Ma Law LL.M., 1976 President of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
McCary, ElvinElvin McCary NYU graduate Member of both houses of the Alabama State Legislature and real estate businessman from Anniston, Alabama, died 1981 [110]
Miller, Marie-ChantalMarie-Chantal Miller IFA Princess of Greece
Mueller, RobertRobert Mueller GSAS M.A. 1967 FBI Director under George W. Bush
Murray, Anne FirthAnne Firth Murray GSAS Economics Founder, Global Fund for Women
Neagu, RomulusRomulus Neagu GSAS MA Member of the Romanian Parliament, Ambassador
Papakonstantinou, GiorgosGiorgos Papakonstantinou Stern Minister of Economy & Finance, Greece [111]
Aranguren, Gonzalo ParraGonzalo Parra Aranguren Law LL.M., 1952 Judge, International Court of Justice
Pierce, John F.John F. Pierce Stern Former governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
Romano, LouisLouis Romano Ed.D. Member of the New Jersey General Assembly [112]
Shapiro, AdamAdam Shapiro GSAS M.A Co-Founder, International Solidarity Movement
Sung, Park YongPark Yong Sung Stern M.B.A. Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce
of Buganda, Queen SylviaQueen Sylvia of Buganda Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree 1985 Queen consort of Buganda, the traditional kingdom in central Uganda [113]
Pierce, SamuelSamuel Pierce Law LL.M., 1952 United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Ribicoff, Abraham AlexanderAbraham Alexander Ribicoff B.A., 1929 United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
Roberts, Burton B.Burton B. Roberts B.A., 1943; Law 1949 Bronx New York Supreme Court judge known for his no-nonsense imperious handling of cases in his courtroom became the model for the character of Myron Kovitsky in the book The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe [114]
Root, ElihuElihu Root Law 1867, LL.B. Secretary of War (1899–1903), Secretary of State (1905–1909)
Sobel, CliffordClifford Sobel Stern B.S., 1972 U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands
Somerman, Martha JMartha J Somerman D.D.S. (NYU College of Dentistry, 1975), Ph.D. Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Spio-Garbrah, EkwowEkwow Spio-Garbrah Stern graduate studies minister of communication, ambassador to the U.S. of the Republic of Ghana
Thomas, Richard V.Richard V. Thomas NYU Master of Laws Member, Wyoming Supreme Court, 1974–2001 [115]
Tilden, Samuel J.Samuel J. Tilden Law 1838-1841, Honorary LL.D. (1867) Governor of New York [116]
Trautwein, TheodoreTheodore Trautwein Judge who sentenced a reporter from The New York Times to 40 days in jail in the "Dr. X" trial of Mario Jascalevich. [117]
Vandergert, RodneyRodney Vandergert NYU Master of Laws Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka
Watson, James LopezJames Lopez Watson B.A., 1947 Judge, United States Court of International Trade
Walch, Ernst JosephErnst Joseph Walch Law M.C.J., 1981 Minister of Foreign Affairs for Liechtenstein
White, JohnJohn White Master's degree in public administration Louisiana State Superintendent of Education since 2012 [118]
Williamson, Edwin D.Edwin D. Williamson Law J.D., 1964 Legal Adviser of the Department of State 1990—1993
Wright, BarbaraBarbara Wright M.A., Nursing Education Member of the New Jersey General Assembly [119]
Yates, Mary CarlinMary Carlin Yates M.A., Ph.D. U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana

Press, literature and arts[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Albert, KennyKenny Albert CAS 1990, B.A. Play-by-play broadcaster, New York Rangers and Fox Sports
Acker, KathyKathy Acker Blood and Guts in High School
Antin, DavidDavid Antin GSAS 1966, M.A. recipient of the PEN Los Angeles Award for Poetry
Shoket, AnnAnn Shoket 1994, B.A. Current Editor in Chief of Seventeen Magazine
Appel, Jacob M.Jacob M. Appel GSAS 2000, M.F.A. Author of Arborophilia, Creve Coeur, idiosyncratic bioethicist [120]
Baehr, TedTed Baehr Law, J.D. chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission
Bartiromo, MariaMaria Bartiromo CAS, 1987 B.A. News anchor on CNBC, has also written 2 books
James Truslow Adams POLY, 1898 American writer and historian. He coined the term "American Dream" in his 1931 book The Epic of America.
Charles Battell Loomis POLY American author.
Bradford, StaceyStacey Bradford M.A., Journalism Financial journalist, author, and commentator
Brown, Rita MaeRita Mae Brown Law 1964, M.A. Rubyfruit Jungle
Busby, Eileen RoseEileen Rose Busby earned B.A. at age 62 Author
Bushnell, CandaceCandace Bushnell CAS, B.A. New York Observer: Sex and the City
Calvo-Roth, FortunaFortuna Calvo-Roth professor President of New York chapter, Women in Communications [121]
Carman, BlissBliss Carman visiting scholar Canadian Poet
McCullers, CarsonCarson McCullers GSAS* author of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Cullen, CounteeCountee Cullen GSAS author of Ballad of the Brown Girl, Color, Color
Danish, Noon MeemNoon Meem Danish Former teaching staff Urdu poet [122]
Davenport, MiriamMiriam Davenport IFA* Painter and sculptor
Decter, MidgeMidge Decter ARTS* Journalist
De Mane, EricaErica De Mane CAS author of The Flavors of Southern Italy
Dewey-Hagborg, HeatherHeather Dewey-Hagborg Master of Professional Studies in Interactive Telecommunications Information artist [123]
Eastman, CrystalCrystal Eastman Law 1907, LL.B. a leader in early 20th-century feminist and civil liberties activism
Ellison, RalphRalph Ellison Faculty 1970–1980 American Academy of Arts & Letters
Federman, WayneWayne Federman TSOA* MARAVICH author, comedian The Tonight Show
Ford, TomTom Ford TSOA* Design Director for Gucci
Gaines, WilliamWilliam Gaines CAS 1948, B.A. founder of MAD magazine
Gartner, MichaelMichael Gartner Law 1972, J.D. 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing
Gilbert, ElizabethElizabeth Gilbert CAS B.A., 1991 Author of Eat, Pray, Love [124]
Graham, JorieJorie Graham TSOA 1973, B.F.A. known for complex metaphors and philosophical content
Green, AdolphAdolph Green WSC 1938* met Betty Comden at NYU
Hammond, Raymond P.Raymond P. Hammond GAL 2000, MA Editor-in-Chief, New York Quarterly
Hannity, SeanSean Hannity coursework* Co-Host of "Hannity and Colmes" on Fox News Channel
Heller, JosephJoseph Heller WSC 1948 "Catch-22" [124]
Hewitt, DonDon Hewitt coursework* creator, "60 minutes"
Ibrahim, IdilIdil Ibrahim Director and producer; Founder of Zeila Films
Jacobs, AndrewAndrew Jacobs studied architecture and urban design New York Times journalist, and documentary film director and producer [125]
Khurana, SwatiSwati Khurana Gallatin, M.A. 2001 artist and writer [126]
Kirtzman, AndrewAndrew Kirtzman Journalism degree NY1 and WCBS-TV reporter, author
Kobryn, Alen PolAlen Pol Kobryn CAS* Poet [127]
Lashner, WilliamWilliam Lashner Law, J.D. author of legal thrillers
Levin, IraIra Levin ARTS 1950, B.A. known for the broadway musical "Deathtrap"
Levinson, PaulPaul Levinson WSC 1974 B.A.; Steinhardt 1979 Ph.D. author of The Plot To Save Socrates
Maltin, LeonardLeonard Maltin WSC, B.A. (journalism) film critic on Entertainment Tonight
Martin, DemetriDemetri Martin* Law, J.D. Comedian who appears on The Daily Show
Michaels, LeonardLeonard Michaels WSC 1953, B.A. essayist known for his compelling urban tales of whimsy and tragedy
McCourt, FrankFrank McCourt WSC 1953, B.A. 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography or autobiographical Writing
Mock, JanetJanet Mock Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, M.A. Author and Journalist known for her 2014 memoir Redefining Realness [128]
Napoleon, DaviDavi Napoleon TSOA 1989 Ph.D. Arts journalist and reviewer, author of Chelsea on the Edge: The Adventures of an American Theater
Phillips, WilliamWilliam Phillips GSAS 1930, M.A. cofounder of Partisan Review
Porter, James AmosJames Amos Porter GSAS, M.A. African American painter and art historian
Rabinowitz, DorothyDorothy Rabinowitz GSAS 1960, Ph.D. 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
Reznikoff, CharlesCharles Reznikoff Law 1916, LL.B. Objectivist Poet
Rose, CharlieCharlie Rose coursework* host of "60 minutes"
Salinger, J. D.J. D. Salinger coursework* Catcher in the Rye
Schoenfeld, GeraldGerald Schoenfeld Law, J.D. Chairman of the Shubert Organization (1972–2008) [129]
Shahn, BenBen Shahn Artist
Shanley, John PatrickJohn Patrick Shanley Steinhardt 1977, M.A. recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award, Tony Award
Schloss, ArleenArleen Schloss Education 1965, B.S. Sound Poet, Performance and Video Artist, Curator, early childhood educator
Shepard, SaraSara Shepard ARTS* author of Pretty Little Liars series and The Lying Game series
Segal, GeorgeGeorge Segal ENG 1950, B.S. sculptor of monochromatic, cast plaster figures
Sobel, RobertRobert Sobel CAS 1957, Ph.d. Noted business historian; author For Want of a Nail.
Steel, DanielleDanielle Steel TSOA 1963–1967* Romance novel author
Strauss, DarinDarin Strauss ENG 1996, M.F.A. Guggenheim-winning novelist; Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy
Schonberg, Harold C.Harold C. Schonberg GSAS 1939, M.A. 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
Thomas, John PaulJohn Paul Thomas GSAS 1954, M.A. Noted American artist and educator; studied with William Baziotes
Vanderbilt, AmyAmy Vanderbilt B.A. 1929 an acknowledged authority on manners, mores
Vaughan, Brian K.Brian K. Vaughan Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Pride of Baghdad
Wachs, JoelJoel Wachs (born 1939) — Los Angeles City Council member (1970–2001), president of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York City
Weingarten, GeneGene Weingarten CAS 1972 2008 and 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing
Williams, SaulSaul Williams GSAS 1995, M.A. The Seventh Octave, Said the Shotgun to the Head
Wilson, Robert AntonRobert Anton Wilson 1957–1958 author of The Illuminatus! Trilogy
Wood, James N.James N. Wood Former Director and President of the Art Institute of Chicago (1980–2004); December 2006: Named President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust [130]

Pulitzer Prize winners[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Graham, JorieJorie Graham undergraduate/Film 1996 Pulitzer prize for Poetry
Gartner, MichaelMichael Gartner Law 1972, J.D. 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing
Gould, MortonMorton Gould CAS studied under Abby Whiteside 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Stringmusic
Kinnell, GalwayGalway Kinnell professor 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
McCourt, FrankFrank McCourt CAS 1953, B.A. 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography or autobiographical Writing
Perle, GeorgeGeorge Perle GSAS 1956, Ph.D. 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Woodwind Quintet No. 4
Rabinowitz, DorothyDorothy Rabinowitz GSAS 1960, Ph.D. 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
Rhodes, James FordJames Ford Rhodes CAS, 1865– * 1916 Pulitzer Prize for History of the Civil War
Schonberg, Harold C.Harold C. Schonberg GSAS 1939, M.A., 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
Schuman, WilliamWilliam Schuman Stern* 1943 Pulitzer Prize for "A Free Song"
Shanley, John PatrickJohn Patrick Shanley Steinhardt 1977, M.A. 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Simic, CharlesCharles Simic CAS 1966, B.A. 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (The World doesn't end)
Simon, NeilNeil Simon CAS 1944–1945* 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Lost in Yonkers)
Sleet Jr., MonetaMoneta Sleet Jr. Master's in journalism 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography (Photo of grieving widow Coretta Scott King)
Unger, IrwinIrwin Unger professor 1965 Pulitzer Prize for History (The Greenback Era)
Wallance, DonaldDonald Wallance CAS 1930, B.A. Industrial designer [131]
Weingarten, GeneGene Weingarten CAS 1968–1972 2008, 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing
Wright, DougDoug Wright TSOA 1987 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Wright, LawrenceLawrence Wright fellow, Center for Law and Security 2007 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction

Sports[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Arum, BobBob Arum New York University. Founder and CEO of Top Rank, one of the most successful professional boxing promotion companies in boxing history.
Balk, AbrahamAbraham Balk 1947 foil and épée fencer, 5 NCAA gold medals, selected to 1948 Olympics team [132]
Belakovskaia, AnjelinaAnjelina Belakovskaia GSAS 2001, M.S. U.S. Women's Chess Champion 1995, 1996, 1999
Berg, MoeMoe Berg ARTS 1918–1919* Major League baseball Player, spy, quiz show host
Bettman, GaryGary Bettman Law 1977, J.D. NHL Commissioner
Cann, HowardHoward Cann NYU basketball player 1914–1917 and 1919–1920; coach 1923–1958
Carnevale, BenBen Carnevale NYU basketball player 1934–1938; Navy Basketball coach 1947–1967
D'Amico, RudyRudy D'Amico NBA basketball scout, and former college and professional basketball coach
Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg coursework* Major League baseball player, 5-time All-Star, 2-time American League Most Valuable Player, elected to the Hall of Fame
Gubner, GaryGary Gubner World record-holding shotputter and Olympic weightlifter
Hairston, HappyHappy Hairston NBA player, 1971 champion with the Los Angeles Lakers
Heiss, CarolCarol Heiss CAS Gold Medal Winner, Olympic Winter Games 1960
Holman, NatNat Holman Hall of Fame basketball player and coach
Kramer, BarryBarry Kramer Pro basketball player and jurist
Master, EdithEdith Master Olympic bronze medalist equestrian
Mondschein, IrvIrv Mondschein Olympic decathlete and three-time U.S. champion, NCAA high-jump champion, and All-East football player
Nelson, ColetteColette Nelson PhD 1998, M.S. IFBB professional bodybuilder [133]
Jones, SamuelSamuel Jones Olympic Gold Medalist, high jump, 1904
Sanders, SatchSatch Sanders NBA player, 1961–1966, 1968–1969 champion with the Boston Celtics
Sankofa, Mika'ilMika'il Sankofa CAS, 1988 Olympic gold medalist, fencing, 1988, 1992
Satenstein, OllieOllie Satenstein NFL player
Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes NBA player, 3-time FT% leader, 1-time rebound leader, 12-time All-Star, Hall of Fame, and coach
Shmalo, RobertRobert Shmalo CAS International ice dancing competitor
Smith, EdEd Smith 1934 NFL Boston Redskins, Green Bay Packers 1936–1937, Model for Heisman Trophy [134]
Spahn, MoeMoe Spahn American Basketball League (MVP) [135]
Strong, KenKen Strong All-American, 1928 NFL Staten Island Stapletons, New York Giants 1929–1947, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967
Tagliabue, PaulPaul Tagliabue Law 1965, J.D. NFL Commissioner
Tanguay, BillBill Tanguay New York University. NFL player
Tannenbaum, SidneySidney Tannenbaum 2-time All-American basketball guard; left as NYU all-time scorer; pro player
Woodruff, JohnJohn Woodruff GSAS 1941, M.A. Olympic gold medalist, 800 m, 1936
Yost, EddieEddie Yost MLB player for Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers, LA Angels 1944–1962 All Star Team 1952 MLB Third Base Coach Washington Senators, NY Mets, Boston Red Sox 1962–1985

Other[edit]

Name Relation to NYU Notability Reference
Acton, Sir HaroldSir Harold Acton major benefactor donated the Villa LaPietra Campus to NYU
Bobst, Elmer HolmesElmer Holmes Bobst major benefactor namesake of NYU's Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
Butler, CharlesCharles Butler president of council 1835–?
Gallatin, AlbertAlbert Gallatin founder of NYU Secretary of the Treasury under Thomas Jefferson
Kimmel, MartinMartin Kimmel major benefactor namesake of NYU's Kimmel Center for Student Life
Lewis, MorganMorgan Lewis one of the founders of NYU Governor of New York (1804–1807)
Steinhardt, MichaelMichael Steinhardt major benefactor namesake of NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Stern, Leonard N.Leonard N. Stern major benefactor namesake of NYU's Stern School of Business
Tisch, PrestonPreston Tisch major benefactor namesake of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
Wilkerson, Oscar LawtonOscar Lawton Wilkerson NYU alum Tuskegee Airman

Fictional[edit]

The following are characters in film, television, literature, and other media that have a connection to the university:

Name Portrayal Notability Reference
Princess Daisy played by Samantha Mathis Paleontology student in Super Mario Bros. (film)
Darin played by Jarrad Paul Kramer's NYU intern for his startup Kramerica Corporation Seinfeld (TV series)
James Dalton played by Patrick Swayze "The Cooler" at The Double Deuce
Ross Geller played by David Schwimmer in the popular serial Friends as a tenured professor of paleontology.
Bud Fox played by Charlie Sheen main character in Wall Street (film)
Charlie of Spin City played by Charlie Sheen Mayor's Chief of Staff
Paul Finch played by Eddie Kaye Thomas in the American Pie films
Victor Ward in Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis
Denise Fleming played by Lauren Ambrose in the film Can't Hardly Wait
Tom Collins originated by Jesse L. Martin in the musical Rent is a professor at NYU.
Fritz the Cat voiced by Skip Hinnant in the film directed by Ralph Bakshi
Theo Huxtable played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner in The Cosby Show
Dr. Guy Luthan played by Hugh Grant in Extreme Measures (NYU Med Student)
Jack Campbell played by Nicolas Cage in The Family Man
Alvy Singer played Woody Allen in Annie Hall
Dalton played by Patrick Swayze in Road House graduated from NYU with a degree in philosophy
Alex Foreman played by Scarlett Johansson in In Good Company (2004)
Dr. Roy Tam played by Sab Shimono is an NYU science professor in The Shadow (1994)
Will Truman played by Eric McCormack in Will and Grace
Blair Waldorf played by Leighton Meester in Gossip Girl
Dan Humphrey played by Penn Badgley in Gossip Girl
Vanessa Abrams played by Jessica Szohr in Gossip Girl
Georgina Sparks played by Michelle Trachtenberg in Gossip Girl
Olivia Burke played by Hilary Duff in Gossip Girl
Em Lewin played by Kristen Stewart in Adventureland
Tyler Hawkins played by Robert Pattinson in Remember Me
Ally Craig played by Emilie De Ravin in Remember Me
Robert "Moose" Alexander III played by Adam G. Sevani in Step Up 3D
Camille Gage played by Alyson Stoner in Step Up 3D
Topanga Lawrence played by Danielle Fishel in Boy Meets World ends up with a scholarship to NYU Law in Season 7
Grace played by Selena Gomez in Monte Carlo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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