List of Stony Brook University people

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This is a list of people connected to Stony Brook University.

University presidents[edit]

Name Years served
Dr. John Francis Lee 1961
Dr. John S. Toll 1965–1978
Dr. John Marburger III 1980–1994
Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny 1994–2009
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley 2009–present

Notable faculty[edit]

This list includes both present and former faculty members.

Name Known for Relationship to Stony Brook
Thomas J. J. Altizer Literary critic, philosopher and theologian Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Robert Aumann Nobel laureate in Economics Visiting Leading Professor; founding member of Center for Game Theory in Economics
Amiri Baraka Poet, playwright, activist Professor Emeritus, Department of Africana Studies
Laurence Baxter Statistician
Jorge Benach Microbiology, helped discover causative agent of Lyme disease[1] Professor, Director of the Stony Brook Center for Infectious Diseases, and Chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Paul M. Bingham Molecular biologist and evolutionary biologist[2] and Vice President for Research at Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals.[3] Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology in the School of Medicine
Justus Buchler Philosopher and metaphysician Professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy[4]
Martin Canin Pianist Artist in Residence, Music Department at the Staller Center (1965–1993)
William Chittick Author of numerous books on Sufism and Islamic philosophy Distinguished Professor, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies[5]
Richard Clark Dermatologist, biomedical engineer Professor, Health Sciences Center
Simon Donaldson Mathematician, Fields Medallist (1986), Shaw Prize recipient (2009), Breakthrough Prize laureate (2014) Permanent member, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics[6]
Lawrence Dutton Violist, Emerson String Quartet, 1977–presen Artist in Residence, Music Department at the Staller Center[7]
Thomas Flanagan Writer, National Book Critics Circle Award winner (1979) Professor, Department of English (1978–1996)
Douglas J. Futuyma Evolutionary biologist, member of the United States National Academy of Sciences Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution
Richard J. Gambino Materials science; recipient of the National Medal of Technology, 1995; helped invent magnetic materials used for erasable optical data storage Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
H. Bentley Glass Geneticist
James Glimm Mathematician; President of the American Mathematical Society; member of the United States National Academy of Sciences; recipient of the National Medal of Science Former chairman, Department of Applied Mathematics
George W. Hart Artist Professor of Computer Science
Robert Harvey Literary theorist, philosopher Distinguished University Professor
Benjamin Hsiao Materials Scientist, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Chief Research Officer and Vice-President for Research (2012– )
Don Ihde Philosopher of science Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy
Masayori Inouye Researcher in antisense RNA Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology[8]
Jukka Jernvall Research in mammalian dentition Research Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology[9]
Lowell Edwin Jones Co-creator of the Farrell–Jones conjecture Professor
Allan Kaprow Developer of Happenings Department of Fine Arts, 1961–1968; Professor
Alfred Kazin Writer, literary critic, and winner of the first Truman Capote Lifetime Achievement Award in Literary Criticism Distinguished Professor, Department of English (1963–?)
Michael Kimmel Sociologist Professor in the Department of Social Sciences
Lee Koppelman longtime Executive Director of the Long Island Regional Planning Board Director of Stony Brook University's Center for Regional Policy Studies
Ron Kovic Writer, anti-war activist, author of Born on the Fourth of July Writer-in-residence (1983)
Donald Kuspit Art critic
Paul Lauterbur Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2003 for work in MRI in the 1970s at SB[10]
Richard Leakey Paleontologist and conservationist Visiting Professor of Anthropology
Daniel Levy German-American sociologist Professor in the Department of Sociology
John Marburger III Physicist; Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory; Science Advisor to former President George W. Bush University President (1980–1994)
Dusa McDuff Mathematician, Fellow of the Royal Society, 1994
Lynne Meadow Theatrical Director of the Manhattan Theatre Club
Emil Wolfgang Menzel, Jr. Communication and cognition of chimpanzees Professor of psychology
John Milnor Mathematician; Fields Medallist (1962); Abel Prize laureate (2011); member of US National Academy of Sciences; recipient of the National Medal of Science; Wolf Prize laureate; three-time winner of the AMS Steele Prize in mathematics Director, Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Stony Brook[11]
Joseph S. B. Mitchell Computer scientist; mathematician; Gödel Prize(2010); ACM Fellow Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Research Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University.[12]
Homer A. Neal Particle physicist Provost (1981–1986)[13]
Patrice Nganang Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Andrew J. Nicholson Indologist, scholar of Hinduism Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies[14]
Ron Overton Author Professor
Mel Pekarsky Artist Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor, Department of Art
Massimo Pigliucci Author, evolutionary biologist Former professor of ecology and evolution
Philip Roth Author Visiting lecturer (1967–68)
Jim Simons Recipient of the Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry; member of the US National Academy of Sciences; founder of Renaissance Technologies; philanthropist; benefactor of Stony Brook and other universities Former chairman, Department of Mathematics
Louis Simpson Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of English
Dennis Sullivan Mathematician; recipient of the Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry, the Prix Élie Cartan of the French Academy of Sciences, the King Faisal International Prize for Science, the National Medal of Science, the AMS Steele Prize, the Balzan Prize and the Wolf Prize
Esther Takeuchi Chemist Distinguished Professor, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
George C. Williams (biologist) Author, evolutionary biologist professor of biology
Eckard Wimmer Distinguished Professor[15]
Patricia Wright Primatologist, Physical Anthropologist Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Anthropology, and Director, Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments[16]
Chen Ning Yang Nobel Prize in Physics, 1957, shared with Tsung-Dao Lee for work on weak nuclear forces and parity Professor (1965–1999)[17]
Shing-Tung Yau Fields Medal-winning mathematician (1982) Assistant professor (1972–1974)

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Known for Relationship to Stony Brook
Craig Allen WCBS-TV and WCBS-AM meteorologist B.S., Meteorology
Scott Amron Conceptual artist and electrical engineer B.E., Electrical Engineering
Michael R. Anastasio Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory M.A., Ph.D., Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Kenneth Andrews Sociologist PhD 1997
Babette Babich Philosopher and Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University B.A., 1980
Kim Barnes Arico Current head women's basketball coach at the University of Michigan Attended and played basketball in 1988–89 (transferred to Montclair State University)
Joy Behar Comedian, TV personality, Talk show host M.A., English Education
Heather A. Berlin Neuroscientist, science communicator, TV show host B.S., Psychology, Fine Art, Pre-Med
Mark Bridges Costume designer B.A., Theater Arts, 1983
Peter Bucknell Classical violist D.M.
Dipankar Chatterji Indian molecular biologist, recipient of Padma Shri and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize Post doctoral studies, 1979
Errol Cockfield Jr. Press secretary to the Governor of New York B.A., English, 1994
Daniel Corbett BBC Weather forecaster B.S., Meteorology
Eric Corley radio show host and publisher of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly magazine
Steve Cuozzo New York Post writer/editor B.A., English, 1971
Jane Delgado President and CEO of National Alliance for Hispanic Health Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1981
Glenn Dubin Co-founder and CEO of Highbridge Capital Management B.A., Economics, 1978
Diane Farr Author and actress, best known as Megan on NUMB3RS on CBS B.A., 1995
Mitchell B. Fox Group President of Conde Nast Publications B.S., Political Science
Robert Gallucci Former ambassador and served as dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University B.A. 1967
Steven K. Galson Served as Surgeon General of the United States
David Gelernter Professor at Yale University, and victim of the Unabomber Ph.D., Computer Science
Christine Goerke Opera singer B.A.
Ned Goldreyer Television writer B.A.
Stuart Goldstein Squash player
Edward Guiliano President of New York Institute of Technology Ph.D.
Jai Gulati Businessman, CEO of Systel BA in 2002
Vi Hart Mathematician
John L. Hennessy President of Stanford University M.A., Ph.D., Computer Science
Scott Higham Investigative journalist for the Washington Post and winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize
Hao Huang Concert pianist and professor at Scripps College D.M.A. in piano performance
Jainendra K. Jain Erwin W. Mueller Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University PhD 1985
Suzanne Bennett Johnson Former president of the American Psychological Association Ph.D., 1974
Chanda Jog Astrophysicist at the Indian Institute of Science Ph.D., 1982[18]
Jeffrey Owen Katz Scientist, astronomer, mathematician
Perry Kivolowitz Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement winner B.S. 1981, Computer Science
Adam Klein Opera singer B.A.
Joseph E. LeDoux Neuroscientist Ph.D. in 1977
Kevin Kwan Loucks International concert pianist, founder and artistic director of Chamber Music OC, member of classical music ensemble Trio Céleste D.M.A. in piano performance
Nick Mamatas Author B.A., 1992
Geoffrey K. Martin Mathematician Ph.D 1983
Doug McAdam Sociologist Ph.D. 1979
Fulvio Melia Author, physicist, and Aastrophysicist at the University of Arizona M.S. 1980
Steffen Mueller Microbiologist Ph.D. 2002
Sunil Mukhi Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Indian National Science Academy and a recipient of the S.S. Bhatnagar Award for Physical Sciences Ph.D., Theoretical Physics
Horaţiu Năstase Physicist PhD in May 2000
Joe Nathan Pitcher for the Detroit Tigers
Ron Nehring Chairman of the California Republican Party B.A. 1992
James S. Olson Historian PhD
Jon Oringer Founder and CEO of Shutterstock B.S., Computer Science 1997, B.S., Mathematics 1997
Sandy Pearlman Rock music promoter B.A. 1965, 1966
Hanspeter Pfister Computer scientist Ph.D. 1996
Walter W. Powell Sociologist Ph.D. 1978
Joshua Prager Director of Center for Rehabilitation of Pain Syndromes at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; President of North American Neuromodulation Society MD, MS, B.S. 1972 Stony Brook's SAB Concert Chairman
Jeff Raskin Author and co-creator of the Macintosh computer[citation needed] at Apple Computer, Inc. B.S. 1964, B.A. 1965
Dominick Reyes Professional Mixed Martial Artist competing in the UFC B.S. Information Systems
Burton Rocks Writer, and Sports Agent at C.L. Rocks Corporation B.A. History, 1994 (Magna Cum Laude)
Alia Sabur World's youngest college professor (age 18), B.S. at age 14 B.S. 2003 Applied Mathematics summa cum laude[19]
Laura Schlessinger Commentator, host of the Dr. Laura radio call-in show B.S. 1968
Randall L. Schweller Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University B.A., 1984[20]
Andrew Sega Musician and software engineer B.S., Computer Science / Philosophy
Ashoke Sen Distinguished Professor at Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad. Winner of Fundamental Physics Prize. Ph.D., Theoretical Physics
Abraham Silberschatz Professor and Chair of the Computer Science department at Yale University
Isabel Soveral Composer
Michael Stebbins Geneticist PhD
Srinidhi Varadarajan Director of the Terascale Computing Facility at Virginia Tech; assistant professor of computer science
Susan R. Wessler Molecular biologist and geneticist B.A., 1974
Guoliang Yu Powell Chair in Mathematics at Texas A&M University PhD, 1991

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  1. ^ Burgdorfer, W (1984). "Discovery of the Lyme disease spirochete and its relation to tick vectors.". The Yale journal of biology and medicine. 57 (4): 515–20. PMC 2590008Freely accessible. PMID 6516454. 
  2. ^ "Biochemistry faculty profile". SUNY Stonybrook. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Paul Bingham, Ph.D.Vice President of Research". Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
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