List of Temple University people

List of Temple University people

This is a list of notable alumni and faculty of Temple University, a comprehensive public research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.




  • Leon Bass (Ph.D.) – educator
  • David Bressoud (Ph.D) - mathematician
  • Noam Chomsky – linguist and activist; as child attended Temple-run experimental Deweyite school
  • Miguel A. De La Torre, Associate Professor of Social Ethics & Director of the Justice and Peace Institute at the Iliff School of Theology; author of several books concerning the marginalized.
  • Richard J. Fox – Temple University trustee
  • Steven Rudolph – Educator, Bestselling Author
  • Stephen G. Haines – organizational theorist and management consultant,
  • Bill Mensch – computer scientist
  • Robert K. Merton – sociologist
  • Ned O'Malia – noted lecturer, religious tourist, mass-culture consumer, University of New Mexico professor
  • William K. Ovalle, Jr – anatomy and histology lecturer, author, University of British Columbia professor
  • Shirley M. Tilghman – Current President of Princeton University



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  • John Douglas (conductor) (1956–2010), American conductor and voice teacher. Head of Temple's Opera Theatre program for two decades.


  • Emil Grosswald (1968–1980)


  • Thomas Kinsella (1970-1987), Celbrated Irish poet, translator, editor, and publisher. Author of numerous critically acclaimed volumes of poetry. Author of the world famous translation of the ancient Irish epic The Tain. (Táin Bó Cúailnge). While at Temple, he developed a program for students to study in Ireland called "the Irish Experience".


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