List of Emory University people

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This is a list of influential and newsworthy people affiliated with Emory University, a private university in DeKalb County, Georgia, near Atlanta. The list includes professors, staff, graduates, and former students belonging to one of Emory's two undergraduate or seven graduate schools.

Alumni[edit]

Selected Emory people
Iconic golfer Bobby Jones (1929JD)
Baseball broadcaster Ernie Harwell (1940C)
Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States and University Distinguished Professor
Salman Rushdie, iconic novelist and University Distinguished Professor

Pulitzer Prize[edit]

Academia[edit]

Presidents of academic institutions[edit]

Professors[edit]

Business[edit]

Arts and letters[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Journalism and non-fiction writing[edit]

Literature and poetry[edit]

Music[edit]

Visual art[edit]

  • Julien Binford - painter
  • Jane Jackson (Davis) (BA 1979) - photography curator, former art dealer, founding director of The Sir Elton John Photography Collection, editor of Chorus of Light: Photographs from The Sir Elton John Collection
  • Steven Newsome - arts administrator[58]

Other[edit]

Politics[edit]

Note: individuals who belong in multiple sections appear in the most relevant section.

Heads of state[edit]

U.S. Vice Presidents[edit]

U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and other prominent federal government officials[edit]

U.S. Governors and Lieutenant Governors[edit]

Legislators[edit]

U.S. Senators[edit]
U.S. Congressmen[edit]
State and city legislators[edit]

Diplomats[edit]

Military[edit]

Judges[edit]

U.S. Supreme Court Justices[edit]
Federal and state judges[edit]

Attorneys[edit]

Activists[edit]

Religion[edit]

Bishops[edit]

Ministers and theologians[edit]

Science[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Technology[edit]

Sports[edit]

Honorary degrees[edit]

Faculty[edit]

African American studies[edit]

Business[edit]

  • Narasimhan Jegadeesh - Dean's Distinguished University Chair in Finance at the Goizueta Business School
  • Benn Konsynski - George S. Craft Distinguished University Professor of Decision & Information Analysis at the Goizueta Business School
  • Paul Rubin - Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics and Law
  • Jagdish Sheth - Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School

History[edit]

Journalism[edit]

  • Hank Klibanoff - former Managing Editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, current journalism professor

Law[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Geoffrey Bennington - literary critic and philosopher, expert on deconstruction
  • Cathy Caruth - literary critic and founder of trauma studies
  • Richard Ellmann - Robert Woodruff Professor and preeminent James Joyce scholar
  • Shoshana Felman - literary critic, commentator on psychoanalysis, and founder of trauma theory
  • Ha Jin - Chinese-American writer, former Professor of English at Emory; winner of the National Book Award, PEN/Faulkner Award, Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, Pulitzer Prize finalist
  • James H. Morey - Professor of English, expert in Middle English
  • Salman Rushdie - author and literary scholar
  • Avi Sharon - professor of classics, translator, consultant
  • Stephen Spender - artist in residence, mid-1980s
  • Natasha Trethewey - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, United States Poet Laureate 2012 and Robert W. Woodruff professor of English and Creative Writing

Philosophy[edit]

Political science[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • Doug Bremner - Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology, School of Medicine, author
  • Sanjay Gupta - Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Emory; CNN medical correspondent
  • Thomas R. Insel - neuroscientist; director of the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center at Emory 1994-1999; left to become director of the National Institute of Mental Health[115]
  • Melvin Konner - Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Han Qide (韩启德) - Vice Chairman of the National People's Congress of China; previously with Emory School of medicine 1985-1987[116] and Woodruff Medal Winner in 2006
  • Barbara Rothbaum - psychologist and head of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory
  • Neil B. Shulman - Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, author, children's book writer, website and movie developer

Music[edit]

  • Eric Nelson - Director of Choral Studies. Conductor of Emory’s 40-voice Concert Choir and its 180-voice University Chorus; 2004 recipient of "Crystal Apple" award for excellence in teaching at Emory

Science and technology[edit]

Sociology[edit]

Religion[edit]

Presidents of Emory[edit]

  1. Ignatius Alphonso Few, 1836 - 1839[117]
  2. Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, 1840 - 1848
  3. George Foster Pierce, 1848 -1854
  4. Alexander Means, 1854 - 1855
  5. James R. Thomas, 1855 - 1867
  6. Luther M. Smith (1848C), 1867 - 1871
  7. Osborn L. Smith (1842C), 1871 - 1875
  8. Atticus Green Haygood (1859C), 1875 - 1884
  9. Isaac Stiles Hopkins (1859C), 1884 - 1888
  10. Warren Akin Candler (1875C), 1888 - 1898
  11. Charles E. Dowman (1873C), 1898 - 1902
  12. James Edward Dickey (1891C), 1902 - 1915
  13. Harvey Warren Cox, 1920 - 1942
  14. Goodrich C. White (1908C), 1942 - 1957
  15. S. Walter Martin, 1957 - 1962
  16. Sanford S. Atwood, 1963 - 1977
  17. James T. Laney, 1977 - 1993
  18. Billy E. Frye (1954G, 1956 Ph.D), 1993 - 1994
  19. William Chace, 1994 - 2003
  20. James W. Wagner, 2003 – present

References[edit]

  • "Emory University," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved July 1, 2006: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.
  • Gleason, Jan. "Emory ranked 9th-best national university by U.S. News & World Report magazine" in Emory Report (Atlanta: Emory Report, 1997), Volume 50 No. 1.
  • Hauk, Gary S. A Legacy of Heart and Mind : Emory since 1836 (Atlanta: Emory University, developed and produced by Bookhouse Group, Inc., 1999).
  • Young, James Harvey. "A Brief History of Emory University," in Emory College Catalog 2003-2005 (Atlanta: Emory University Office of University Publications, 2003), 9-15.

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