List of Towson University people
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These are some of the more notable alumni, attendees and faculty of Towson University, a public university located in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States, and its predecessor institutions.
Arts and entertainment
- John Auville, co-host of The Sports Junkies on WJFK, 106.7
- Jeff Bakalar, CBS Interactive podcast host and on-air personality
- Brandon Broady, host of BET's The Xperiment 
- Charles S. Dutton, actor
- Charla Baklayan Faddoul and Mirna Hindoyan, contestants on the fifth and eleventh (all-star version) editions on the multiple-Emmy Award-winning game show The Amazing Race
- John Ferber, founder, Advertising.com and ABC's Secret Millionaire
- Mike Flanagan, filmmaker (Before I Wake, Oculus, Absentia)
- John Glover, Smallville star; graduated and received an honorary master's degree; frequently visits the theater department to work with students; recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus in May 2008
- Andy Karl, Broadway actor, best known for his Tony-nominated performance in Rocky the Musical
- John Kassir, film, stage and TV actor and producer, comedian, voice actor. Star Search winner 1985, The Three Stooges bio pic, Reefer Madness the Musical, Johnnytime on USA TV.
- Stacy Keibler, actress and former WWE wrestler, was part of Towson's Mass Communications department; her graduation is uncertain
- Chris LaMartina, director, producer, and writer
- Brad Mays, filmmaker (The Watermelon, SING*ularity, The Bacchae); former Baltimore, New York and Los Angeles stage director
- Joe Nation (YouTuber)
- Mike Riley, cartoonist, graduated with a BA in Fine Arts
- Howard Rollins, Academy Award-nominated actor known for his portrayal of Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in the film Ragtime, and as Virgil Tibbs on the NBC/CBS television series In the Heat of the Night
- Mike Rowe, Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs host
- Gerry Sandusky, sportscaster for WBAL-TV Channel 11 in Baltimore; son of Baltimore Colts' John Sandusky
- Dwight Schultz, TV actor, played Capt. "Howling Mad" Murdock on The A-Team and Lieutenant Reginald Barclay in Star Trek: The Next Generation; graduated with a BA in Arts
- Amy Schumer, comedian and contestant on Last Comic Standing
- Drew Van Acker, actor, plays Jason DiLaurentis on Pretty Little Liars
- Jermon Bushrod, NFL player drafted by the New Orleans Saints (#125th pick) in 2007 draft; currently plays for the Chicago Bears
- Kacy Catanzaro, first woman to complete the qualifying course of American Ninja Warrior
- Ryan Delaire, NFL player, Carolina Panthers
- Jordan Dangerfield (born 1990), NFL player, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Kyle Fiat, professional lacrosse player, Philadelphia Wings
- Tamir Goodman, professional basketball player once known as the "Jewish Jordan"
- Sean Landeta, former NFL player for the New York Giants
- Mike Locksley, Maryland Terrapins football Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, 2012
- Dave Meggett, former NFL player for the New York Giants and New England Patriots
- Machel Millwood, forward, Baltimore Blast
- Gary Neal, NBA player, Washington Wizards
- John Schuerholz, Atlanta Braves President; frequent donor to the university; namesake of Towson's baseball park (John B. Schuerholz Baseball Complex)
- Chad Scott, former NFL player, New England Patriots
- Gerrard Sheppard, NFL player, Baltimore Ravens
- Joe Vitt, Assistant Head Coach for the New Orleans Saints
- Terrance West, running back for the Baltimore Ravens
- Casper Wells, MLB player, Chicago Cubs
- Madieu Williams, NFL player, Washington Redskins; transferred from Towson to finish college career at University of Maryland, College Park
- Tye Smith, NFL player, Seattle Seahawks
- Cecylia Barczyk, cellist
- John Christ, guitar player for Danzig, dropped out in 1987
- Ellery Eskelin, jazz saxophonist, internationally recognized touring and recording artist
- Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for The String Cheese Incident
- Joe Nice, dubstep DJ
- Tom Strohman, jazz saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, and pianist
- Dave East, hip-hop artist, influencer, father
- Mark Nottingham, web infrastructure developer
- Austin Rose, Senior Staffing Manager, Randstad
- Eric Lent (1991) Vice-President Full Service Hotels and Food and Beverage, IHG
- Jack L. Chalker, author of over 50 science fiction novels; graduated in 1966; awarded as a Distinguished Alumni, College of Liberal Arts, April 2003
- Ronald Malfi, novelist, graduated in 1999
- Brian Stelter, CNN
- W. Wesley McDonald, author of Russell Kirk and the Age of Ideology and former professor at Elizabethtown College
Politics and government
Judiciary of Maryland
- Mary Ellen Barbera (1975), Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland, 2013–present
- Catherine Curran O'Malley (1985), Associate Judge, District Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, wife of former Maryland Governor and former Baltimore Mayor, Martin O'Malley
- Charles E. Barkley (1972), member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 1999–present
- Pamela Beidle (1994), member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2007–present
- John L. Bohanan, Jr. (1981), member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 1999–present
- Michael W. Burns (1980), former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 1995–99
- Ann Marie Doory (1976), former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 1987–2010
- Tawanna P. Gaines (1981), member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2001–present
- Jolene Ivey (1982), member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2007–present
- A. Wade Kach, member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 1975–present
- Melissa R. Kelly (1987), former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2001–02
- Susan W. Krebs (1981), member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2003–present
- Stephen W. Lafferty (1977), member of Maryland House of Delegates, 2007–present
- Christian Miele (2004, 2008), member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2015–present
- Warren E. Miller (1987), member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2003–present
- Nathaniel T. Oaks, member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 1983–89, and 1995–present
- B. Daniel Riley (1978), former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 1999–2003, and 2007–11
- Tanya Thornton Shewell (1970), former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2004–11
- Kathy Szeliga (1994), member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2011–present
- Pat Young (2010), member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2015–present
- Michael J. Hough (2007), member of the Maryland Senate, 2015–present, former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2011–2014
- Katherine Klausmeier, member of the Maryland Senate, 2003–present
- Karen S. Montgomery, former member of the Maryland Senate, 2010–2016
- David R. Craig (1971), former member of the Maryland Senate, 1995–99, Harford County Executive, 2005–present
- Calvin B. Ball, III (1997), member of the Howard County Council, 2006–present
- Emily Csapo (2013), current BCPS teacher, member of Loyola Graduate Program, 2014
- Sheila A. Dixon (1976), former president of the Baltimore City Council, 1999–2007, former Mayor of Baltimore, 2007–2010
- James B. Kraft (1971), former member of the Maryland Senate, 2002–03, member of the Baltimore City Council, 2004–present
- Phyllis Chinn, mathematics professor
- Beth Haller, journalism professor, Fulbright scholar
- Donald Minnegan, former coach of the school's championship soccer teams; namesake of the school's mascot, Doc
- Johnny Unitas, former quarterback for the Baltimore Colts; Towson Athletics' community liaison; raised funds for the school's athletic programs
- Bartel (February 25, 2015). "Towson University grad Brandon Broady hosting new BET series". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- http://www.chicagobears.com/team/roster/jermon-bushrod/c28c2eb1-ce49-4a3a-aca1-10243c1ede02. Retrieved May 18, 2014. Missing or empty
- "Ryan Delaire".
- http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/Jordan-Dangerfield/83a56d1c-4cb6-4457-9897-1f8422c62305. Missing or empty
- "Kyle Fiat". National Lacrosse League. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- "Tamir Goodman". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2007-05-30.
- "Mike Locksley".
- "David Lee Meggett". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
- "Machel Millwood". Syracuse Silver Knights. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- https://admin.xosn.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=21300&ATCLID=1511720. Retrieved May 18, 2014. Missing or empty
- http://www.baltimoreravens.com/team/roster/Gerrard-Sheppard/17f47b7c-d16d-47e6-80ba-5a43335ab05f. Retrieved May 18, 2014. Missing or empty
- "Joe Vitt". Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- http://www.baltimoreravens.com/team/roster/Terrance-West/deb37750-37ac-4b1d-8b1e-1e95a61923d9. Missing or empty
- http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=489413#gameType=%27S%27. Retrieved May 18, 2014. Missing or empty
- "Madieu Williams". Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- "Tye Smith".
- "Kathy Szeliga, Maryland State Delegate". msa.maryland.gov. Retrieved 2016-02-17.