List of University of Pittsburgh faculty
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This list of University of Pittsburgh faculty includes instructors, researchers, and administrators of the University of Pittsburgh, a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
Arts and entertainment
- Geri Allen (A&S 1983G, faculty 2013-present) - jazz composer, educator, and pianist
- F. Curtis Canfield (faculty 1967-73) - theater director and drama professor
- Caitlin Clarke - theater and film actress; theatre teacher
- David Dalessandro (administrator) - screenwriter of 2006 thriller Snakes on a Plane
- Nathan Davis (faculty 1969-2013) - jazz musician
- Terrance Hayes (MFA 1997, faculty 2013-present) - poet whose books have won such awards as the National Book Award for Poetry and the National Poetry Series
- Carl Kurlander (faculty) - Hollywood screenwriter, television writer/producer, and author
- Jeanne Marie Laskas (MFA 1986, faculty 2001-present) - journalist/writer, author of Concussion, GQ correspondent
- Ed Ochester - professor, poet, and editor
- Rob Penny - professor, poet, and playwright
- Christopher Rawson (faculty) - writer and theater critic
- Ed Roberson (A&S 1970, faculty) - poet
- Rebecca Skloot (MFA, faculty) — a freelance science writer and best selling author who specializes in science and medicine.
- Terry Smith - art historian, art critic, and artist
- Franklin Toker (faculty) - architectural historian and author
Business and economics
- Alvin E. Roth (faculty 1982-1998) - Nobel Prize-winning economist; Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics
- Jagdish Sheth (Katz 1962, 1966; faculty 1973-1974) - business consultant; Albert Frey Professor of Marketing
- Barbara Stern Burstin (faculty) - Holocaust scholar and author
- Paul Russell Cutright (PhD, faculty) - American historian and biologist
- Seymour Drescher (faculty) - historian known for his work on Alexis de Tocqueville and slavery
- Hugh Kearney (faculty) - British historian
- Irina Livezeanu (faculty) - historian of Eastern Europe and the Holocaust
- Patrick Manning (faculty) - specialist in world and African history, including migration and the African diaspora
- David Montgomery (former faculty) - historian specializing in U.S. labor history
- Marcus Rediker (faculty) - George Washington Book Prize and Merle Curti Award-winning historian
- Nuel Belnap - logician and philosopher known for his work on the philosophy of logic, temporal logic and structural proof theory
- Robert Brandom (faculty) - philosopher ("the Iron City Kant") and author of Making it Explicit
- James F. Conant - philosopher who has written about the philosophy of language, ethics, and metaphilosophy; known for writings on Wittgenstein and his association with the New Wittgenstein interpretation
- John Earman - Philosopher of Physics, collaborator on the hole argument
- David Gauthier - Canadian-American neo-Hobbesian philosopher; author of Morals By Agreement; philosophy department chairman
- Adolf Grünbaum - professor and philosopher of science elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- John Haugeland - professor and philosopher whose work has focused on the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, phenomenology, and Heidegger; coined the term "Good Old Fashioned Artificial Intelligence"
- Walter H. Lowrie (Col 1826, faculty 1846-1851) - chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
- John McDowell - philosopher, author of Mind and World
- Sandra Mitchell (PhD 1987, faculty) - professor and chair of the department of History and Philosophy of Science
- Nicholas Rescher - professor and philosopher; advocate of pragmatism and process philosophy; namesake of the Rescher Prize in Philosophy
- Wilfrid Sellars - philosopher and critic of foundationalist epistemology whose work is the foundation and archetype of what is sometimes called the "Pittsburgh School"
Politics, law, and activism
- Ruggero J. Aldisert - Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; adjunct professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Law
- D. Michael Fisher (Law) - Senior United States federal judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
- David Garrow (Law, 2011-present) - law professor and historian who won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography; writes about the history of the United States Supreme Court and the history of the Civil Rights Movement
- Carla Hayden - American librarian and the 14th Librarian of Congress. She is the first woman and the first African-American to hold the post.
- Christopher Hitchens - author, journalist and polemicist; has taught several semesters at Pitt as a guest professor
- J. Warren Madden (Law faculty) - served on the US Court of Claims; first Chair of the National Labor Relations Board; received the Medal of Freedom in 1947
- Raymond Tshibanda (faculty) - President of the Liberal Christian Democrats Union of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Science, medicine, and technology
- George Frederick Barker (faculty 1864-?) - scientist who studied early incandescent lighting; president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society
- Jeremy M. Berg (faculty) - Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry-winning biochemist known for his work on zinc finger proteins
- John Alfred Brashear - astronomer; succeeded James Keeler as Director of the Allegheny Observatory; later Pitt's Chancellor; maker of astronomical and scientific instruments; developer of silvering methods that would become the standard for telescope mirrors
- David M. Brienza (faculty) - bioengineer specializing in wheelchair design and ulcer prevention
- Yuan Chang - virologist; pathologist; co-discoverer of the cause of Kaposi's sarcoma, a deadly cancer commonly found in AIDS patients
- David I. Cleland (A&S 1954, KGSB 1958, faculty) - engineer and educator; "father of project management"
- John Charles Cutler (faculty) - former deputy director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau; led a U.S. Public Health Service research team in a controversial experiment which infected about 1500 citizens of Guatemala with syphilis and gonorrhea in the late 1940s
- Thomas Detre (faculty) - psychiatrist; transformative leader within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1973-2010
- Erik Erikson (faculty 1951-1960) - developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychosocial development and for coining the phrase identity crisis
- Kai T. Erikson (faculty 1959-1963) - sociologist; authority on the social consequences of catastrophic events; 76th president of the American Sociological Association
- Reginald Aubrey Fessenden - inventor, chemist, and sonar pioneer; developed insulation for electrical wires; built first wireless telephone; transmitted the first audio radio broadcast; head of electrical engineering at Western University of Pennsylvania
- Bernard Fisher (MD, faculty) - pioneer breast cancer researcher
- Freddie Fu (faculty) - sports medicine expert
- David Geller (faculty) - hepatobiliary surgical oncologist who helped to pioneer laparoscopic liver resections
- George Otto Gey (A&S 1921, faculty) - scientist who first propagated the HeLa cell line
- Thomas Hales - mathematics professor; provided proof of the Kepler Conjecture
- D.A. Henderson (faculty) - 1986 National Medal of Science; directed World Health Organization's Global Smallpox Eradication Campaign
- Niels Kaj Jerne (faculty 1962-1966) - Nobel Prize-winning immunologist credited for describing the production of monoclonal antibodies
- Panayotis Katsoyannis - biochemist; discoverer of synthetic insulin
- James E. Keeler - astronomer; Director of Allegheny Observatory, 1891-1898; discovered that Saturn's rings were not solid but made of particles; interred in the observatory crypt
- Allen Kent – (faculty 1963-1992) pioneer of information science, founded Pitt's Department of Information Science
- Charles Glen King (MS, PhD, faculty) - biochemist; isolated vitamin C
- Samuel Pierpont Langley - astronomer, physicist, inventor, aviation pioneer, professor of astronomy at the Western University of Pennsylvania; his 1890 publication of infrared observations at the Allegheny Observatory was used to make the first calculations on the greenhouse effect
- Maud Menten - pathologist at Pitt, 1923-1950; helped devise the Michaelis-Menten equation in the field of enzyme kinetics
- Patrick S. Moore - virologist and epidemiologist; co-discoverer of the cause of Kaposi's sarcoma, a deadly cancer commonly found in AIDS patients
- Eugene Nicholas Myers - leader in the treatment of head and neck cancer
- Ezra T. Newman (faculty) - physicist known for Newman-Penrose formalism, Kerr-Newman solution, Heaven, and null foliation theory
- Jack Paradise (faculty) - pediatrician; a leading researcher of the placement of tympanostomy tubes in children with persistent otitis media
- Thomas Parran, Jr. - physician; first Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health after serving as U.S. Surgeon General, 1936-1948
- Peter Safar - physician, CPR pioneer; three-time nominee for the Nobel Prize; established Pitt's Anesthesiology Department
- Jonas Salk - physician, head of Pitt Virus Research Lab, developer of the polio vaccine
- Jeffrey H. Schwartz - anthropologist; elected President of the World Academy of Art and Science
- Benjamin Spock - writer of child development books
- Thomas Starzl - transplant pioneer, 2004 National Medal of Science recipient
- Ernest J. Sternglass - physicist and author, known for his research on the health risks of low-level radiation and digital medical imaging technologies
- William E. Wallace (PhD Chem 1941 & faculty) - physical chemist and Guggenheim Fellow who worked on the Manhattan Project
- Cyril Wecht (A&S 1952, Med 1956, LLB 1962, faculty) - controversial forensic pathologist
- J. Scott Yaruss (faculty) - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association fellow; stuttering researcher
- Thyrsa Amos - (faulty 1919-1941) - Dean of Women and Professor of Education, founder and first President of the Pennsylvania Association of Deans of Women, founder of the Lambda Sigma, and the President of the National Association of Deans of Women (NADW).
- Kathleen M. Blee (faculty) - gender and race sociologist
- Kathleen Musante DeWalt - director of the Center for Latin American Studies - University of Pittsburgh
- Joseph W. Eaton (faculty 1959-2012) - sociologist who published widely in the fields of social work, sociology, public health, and public and international affairs
- John Henry Hopkins (faculty 1820s) - eighth Presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church
- Michael Lovell (ENGR 1989, '91, '94, ENGR faculty) - former chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; President of Marquette University
- Johnny Majors - Head Football Coach at the University of Pittsburgh 1973-76 and 1993-96; National Championship in 1976
- John Markoff (faculty) - historical democratization sociologist
- Fred Rogers (faculty SIS) - creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
- Jock Sutherland (A&S, faculty) - Hall of Fame football coach; All-American Football player; Pitt Professor of Dentistry
- Glenn Scobey Warner - "Pop" Warner; Head Football Coach at the University of Pittsburgh, 1915-1923; coached his teams to 33 straight major wins and three national championships (1915, 1916 and 1918)
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- Chute, Eleanor (October 16, 2012). "Nobel winner Roth has ties to University of Pittsburgh". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth: Academic & Administrative Positions". Retrieved October 15, 2013.
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- Skloot, Rebecca (March 2001). "An Obsession with Culture". Pitt Magazine. University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
- "Class Notes". Pitt Magazine. University of Pittsburgh. Winter 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
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- Aug, Mary Ann (April 27, 1976). "Fred Rogers Named Adjunct Professor at Pitt; Donates Archives of Television Program to School" (Press release). University of Pittsburgh Department of News and Publications. Retrieved April 28, 2014.