List of Brandeis University people


List of Brandeis University people

Here follows a list of notable alumni and faculty of Brandeis University.

= Notable alumni =

Academia

* Bonnie Berger: Professor of Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
* David Bernstein: Law professor and blogger [http://mason.gmu.edu/~dbernste/]
* Deborah Bial: Education strategist, Founder and President of Posse Foundation, MacArthur Fellow
* Arthur L. Caplan: Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
* Donna Robinson Divine: Professor at Smith College
* Jean Bethke Elshtain: Professor at the University of Chicago, feminist, political philosopher
* Daniel A. Foss: Sociologist
* John Hopps: Physicist, politician
* Arthur Levine: President of Columbia University Teachers College; recently appointed Woodrow Wilson Foundation [http://my.brandeis.edu/news/item?news_item_id=104308&show_release_date=1]
* Deborah Lipstadt: Historian [http://www.religion.emory.edu/faculty/lipstadt.html]
* Fatema Mernissi: Moroccan sociologist. [http://www.mernissi.net/civil_society/portraits/fatimamernissi.html]
* Elisa New: Harvard University Professor and wife of Lawrence Summers, former President of Harvard University [http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~english/people/facultyprofiles.html]
* Alicia Ostriker: Poet, professor at Rutgers University
* Philip Rubin: Cognitive scientist, CEO and senior scientist, Haskins Laboratories
* Paul Sally: Professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago
* Fr. Antonio S. Samson: President of Jesuit-run Ateneo de Davao University in the Philippines [http://www.addu.edu.ph/news/php_id=news&content=3624/]
* Judith Shapiro: President, Barnard College
* Thomas M. Shapiro: Sociologist, author [http://heller.brandeis.edu/faculty/guide.php?emplid=f1f37909668ee529ab0c194eecc8c89d6a589fc8]
* Robert F.X. Sillerman: Chancellor of Southampton College of Long Island University
* Michael Walzer: Professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey [http://www.sss.ias.edu/community/faculty-cv/walzercv.pdf Walzer's CV (PDF)]
* Robert J. Zimmer: President of the University of Chicago [http://orgchart.uchicago.edu/bios/zimmer.shtml]

Arts and media

* Kathy Acker: Novelist
* Mitch Albom: Sports columnist for the "Detroit Free Press", author of "Tuesdays With Morrie", "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" [cite web|dateaccessed=2006-5-13|title=Mitch Albom bio|url=http://www.albom.com/about_mitch.htm]
* Paula Apsell: Executive Producer of Nova, the longest-running science documentary series and winner of eight Emmy Awards
* Morton Brilliant: Wikipedia-using campaign manager [http://www.thejusticeonline.com/news/2006/05/02/News/Alum-Resigns.Campaign.Manager.Post.In.Wikipedia.Debacle-1898984.shtml]
* Peter Child: Composer
* Joe Conason: Political columnist for The New York Observer
* Shoshana Cooper: Artist.
* David Crane: Co-creator, writer, and executive producer of television series "Friends" [http://my.brandeis.edu/news/item?news_item_id=101999]
* Tyne Daly: Actress [http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/D/htmlD/dalytyne/dalytyne.htm] , co-starred in TV series "Cagney & Lacey"
* Stuart Damon (Stuart Michael Zonis): Actor, played Dr.Alan Quartermaine for thirty years on the TV soap opera "General Hospital"
* Loretta Devine: Actress in TV series "Boston Public" and "Grey's Anatomy", and films, including "Crash" [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800018885/bio]
* Irving Fine: Composer
* Thomas Friedman: Foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times; winner of National Book Award and three-time winner of Pulitzer Prize. [http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/thomasfriedman.htm]
* Tony Goldwyn: Actor and director
* Mark Halliday: Poet
* Marshall Herskovitz: TV and film producer, director and screenwriter [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0380980/]
* Kay Hymowitz: conservative commentator, Manhattan Institute scholar
* Chuck Israels: Jazz musician, bassist
* Margo Jefferson: The New York Times Sunday theater critic and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
* Ha Jin: Novelist [http://www.powells.com/authors/jin.html] , winner of the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award
* Michael Kaiser: President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
* Marta Kauffman: Executive Producer and co-creator of the Emmy Award-winning television series "Friends"
* Jon Landau: Music critic, manager and record producer
* Louise Lasser: Actress, ex-wife of Woody Allen
* Peter Lieberson: Composer
* Mark Leyner: Novelist
* Steven Mackey: Composer
* Michael McDowell: Novelist and script writer
* Gates McFadden: Actress, best known as Dr. Beverly Crusher on the television series [http://alumni.brandeis.edu/web/classes/lost_alumni.php?cyearoff=exact&ugrad_cyear=1970&ugrad=true]
* Debra Messing: Actress in television series "Will & Grace" [http://www.tv.com/debra-messing/person/1222/biography.html]
* Walter Mossberg: Wall Street Journal Technology Columnist [http://ptech.wsj.com/walt.html]
* Josh Mostel: Actor in television shows and films, son of actor Zero Mostel
* Barry Newman: Actor
* Anand Patwardhan: Documentary filmmaker
* Martin Peretz: Editor-in-chief of "The New Republic" [http://www.tnr.com/showBio.mhtml?pid=22]
* Letty Cottin Pogrebin: Author, journalist, social activist, a founding editor of Ms. Magazine
* Tom Rapp: Singer/songwriter, previously of Pearls Before Swine
* Theresa Rebeck: Playwright and novelist.
* Beth Rosenberg: Author and editor.
* Jeff Rubens: Bridge player, writer and editor.
* David Ian Salter: Film editor of "Toy Story 2" and "Finding Nemo" [http://www.us.imdb.com/name/nm0759053/bio]
* Bill Schneider: CNN's senior political analyst [http://www.brandeis.edu/ibs/about_advantage.php]
* Bob Simon: CBS Television correspondent for "60 Minutes"
* Christina Hoff Sommers: Author, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research [http://www.aei.org/scholars/scholarID.56/scholar.asp]
* Karen Sosnoski: Author and filmmaker
* Penelope Trunk: Author of "Brazen Careerist: New Rules for Success" [http://www.penelopetrunk.com/] , columnist, The Boston Globe and Yahoo! Finance [http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/]
* Jonathan Vankin: Senior Editor, Vertigo Comics
* Robin Weigert: Actress (Calamity Jane in HBO's "Deadwood")

Business

* Leonard Asper: CanWest CEO [http://www.brandeis.edu/ibs/about_advantage.php]
* Mitch Caplan: President and CEO, E* TRADE Group [http://www.brandeis.edu/global/news_ceo_fora_past_speakers.php]
* Jeri Bloch Finard: Chief Marketing Officer, Kraft Foods, Inc. [http://www.brandeis.edu/global/ceo.php]
* Ellen Gordon: Chief Operating Officer, Tootsie Roll Industries [http://www.brandeis.edu/global/news_ceo_fora_past_speakers.php]
* Christie Hefner: Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Playboy Enterprises, Inc., daughter of Hugh Hefner [http://www.brandeis.edu/ibs/about_advantage.php] [http://www.brandeis.edu/global/news_ceo_fora_past_speakers.php]
* Myra Hiatt Kraft: Philanthropist and wife of Bob Kraft, owner of New England Patriots
* Suk-Won Kim: Chair of Ssangyong Business Group, one of the largest companies in the Republic of Korea [http://www.brandeis.edu/ibs/about_advantage.php]
* Jeffrey Lurie: Owner of Philadelphia Eagles football team
* Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson: Vice president of Time Warner Digital Media - Former CEO and president of Sony Interfactive Entertainment and responsible for the introduction of PlayStation
* Robert F.X. Sillerman: Media entrepreneur; CEO of CKX (owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises and American Idol);Chairman, SFX Entertainment [http://www.brandeis.edu/global/news_ceo_fora_past_speakers.php]

Government, law and politics

* Jack Abramoff: Republican activist, founder of International Freedom Foundation, lobbyist who pleaded guilty to three felonies in 2006, writer and producer of the movie "Red Scorpion"
* Sidney Blumenthal: Adviser to President Bill Clinton and journalist [http://www.forbes.com/finance/mktguideapps/personinfo/FromPersonIdPersonTearsheet.jhtml?passedPersonId=795358]
* Naomi Reice Buchwald: United States District Court Judge, Southern District of New York [http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/tGetInfo?jid=2838]
* Bernard Coard: Grenadian politician who led the coup that ousted Maurice Bishop [http://www.ncat.edu/iajs/publications/Grenada/Ch3_Maurice_Bishop.pdf]
* Jennifer Casolo: Peace activist
* Angela Yvonne Davis: Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, political activist
* Geir Haarde: Prime Minister of Iceland [cite web|url=http://www.mfa.is/minister/|title=Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Geir H. Haarde|author=Iceland Ministry for Foreign Affairs|accessdate=2006-06-07] [cite web|url=http://my.brandeis.edu/news/item?news_item_id=105100|title=Two to receive Brandeis Alumni Achievement Awards|author=David E. Nathan|date=2006-05-25|accessdate=2006-06-07|publisher=Brandeis University]
* Wakako Hironaka: Member of the Diet of Japan, State Minister, Director-General of the Environment Agency (1993-94)
* Abbie Hoffman: Social and political activist, Co-founder of the Youth International Party ("Yippies") [http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Chicago7/hoffmanA.html]
* Naomi Jaffe : Social and political activist, member of the Weatherman (organization).
* Otis Johnson : Mayor of Savannah, Georgia
* Marcel Kahan: Published legal pundit and corporate law professor at the [http://its.law.nyu.edu/faculty/profiles/index.cfm?fuseaction=cv.main&personID=20029 New York University School of Law] .
* Joette Katz: Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court
* Osman Faruk Loğoğlu: Former Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Turkey
* Katherine Ann Power: Anti-war activist and former fugitive from justice [cite book|title=Letters of Sidney Hook: Democracy, Communism, and the Cold War|first=Sidney|last=Hook|year=1995|publisher = M. E. Sharpe|id=ISBN 1-56324-487-X p. 297: "In 1970, Katherine Anne Power, then a senior at Brandeis University, took part in a robbery in Boston of the State Street Bank and Trust..."; "Q & A with Katherine Power's Parents," "The Boston Globe," October 28, 1981: "Among the radical '60s activists still underground is Katherine Ann Power who, while a 22-year-old student at Brandeis University, allegedly participated in the robbery of a Boston bank during which a police officer was killed."]
* Vineeta Rai: Indian Administrative Service officer; Former Revenue Secretary, Government of India; Voted one of 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in India cite web | title=Business Today: 25 Most Powerful Women in Business | url=http://www.india-today.com/btoday/20031123/cover1.html|]
* Dimitrij Rupel: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia [http://www.brandeis.edu/ibs/about_advantage.php]
* George Saitoti: Former Vice President of the Republic of Kenya and former Minister of Finance, Government of Kenya
* Michael Sandel: Professor of Political Philosophy at Harvard University and former member of the President's Council on Bioethics
* Susan Edith Saxe: Anti-war activist and former fugitive from justice
* Ari Schwartz: Chief operating officer, Center for Democracy and Technology
* Eli J. Segal: Assistant to the President of the United States from 1993 - 1996 [http://sa.hbs.edu/social/exchange/segal.html]
* Stephen J. Solarz: Former U.S. Representative from Brooklyn, New York [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000673]
* Shen Tong: Student leader in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 [http://my.brandeis.edu/profiles/one-profile?profile_id=75]
* Nikolai Vassilliev: Deputy prime minister of Bulgaria [http://www.brandeis.edu/ibs/about_advantage.php]
* Laura Whitehorn: Member of the Weatherman (organization), she participated in the Battle of Boston during the Boston Bus Crisis.
* Gerald Zerkin: Attorney for Zacarias Moussaoui.

Science

* [http://www.fractenna.com/nca_cohen_bio.html Nathan (Nathaniel) Cohen] : Physicist and inventor
* Judith Rich Harris: Psychologist
* Leslie Lamport: Computer scientist and inventor of LaTeX, a widely-used document preparation system
* Roderick MacKinnon: Recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, head of the Rockefeller University Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics,
* Janet Akyüz Mattei: Turkish-American astronomer and former director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
* Patrick Tufts: Computer scientist and inventor
* Karen Uhlenbeck: Mathematician
* Edward Witten: Physicist, recipient of the Fields Medal in 1990 [http://www.sns.ias.edu/~witten/witten-cv06.pdf]
*Aafia Siddiqui -Neuroscientist (alleged Al-Qaeda operative)

Sports

* Nelson Figueroa: Major League baseball pitcher for the New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/figuene01.shtml] . Famously traded in a deal that brought Curt Schilling from the Phillies to the Diamondbacks.

= Notable faculty and staff =
* Teresa M. Amabile: Social and organizational psychologist
* Robert J. Art: International politics
* Leonard Bernstein: Composer and conductor
* Frank Bidart: Poet
* Olga Broumas: Poet
* Mary Baine Campbell: Poet and critic
* Stephen Cecchetti: Economist
* Jacob "Jerry" Cohen: Expert on conspiracy theories (particularly the assassination of JFK)
* J.V. Cunningham: Poet and literary critic
* Thomas Doherty: Film studies expert, author of "Pre-Code Hollywood"
* Mark Feeney: Pulitzer Prize-winning arts critic for "The Boston Globe"
* Gordie Fellman: Peace Studies pioneer, author of "Rambo and the Dalai Lama"
* Irving Fine: Composer
* David Hackett Fischer: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author
* Benny Friedman: Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback; former Athletic Director (1949-1961) and the final Coach of Brandeis' football team (1951-1959)
* Thomas Friedman: columnist for The New York Times; three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize; author of "The World is Flat" and expert on globalization
* Lawrence "Larry" Fuchs: Founder of the American Studies Department at Brandeis and immigration policy expert
* Arthur Green: Jewish spirituality and thought
* Allen Grossman: MacArthur Foundation "genius-award" winning poet and critic
* Timothy J Hickey: Computer scientist
* Anita Hill: Lawyer and social policy expert
* Heisuke Hironaka: Mathematician, Fields Medal winner.
* Irving Howe: Political theorist, editor and founder of "Dissent"
* Paul Jankowski: Historian
* William E. Kapelle: Medieval historian
* Dorothee Kern: Biochemist, former basketball player for the German national team
* Walter Laqueur: Historian and political commentator.
* Max Lerner: Author, syndicated columnist, and editor
* Martin Levin: Public Policy expert.
* Kanan Makiya: Iraqi dissident, advocate of the 2003 invasion of Iraq
* Herbert Marcuse: Social theorist and member of the Frankfurt School
* Abraham Maslow: Psychologist noted for humanistic approach
* Eileen McNamara: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the "Boston Globe"
* Pauli Murray: Feminist and civil rights expert.
* Ulric Neisser: A pioneer in development of cognitive psychology
* Irene Pepperberg: Psychologist noted for research on cognition in animals, particularly for her intensive work with Alex,an African Grey Parrot
* James Pustejovsky: Linguist, proposer of Generative Lexicon theory
* Philip Rahv: Literary and social critic, editor and founder of "Partisan Review"
* David Rakowski: Music, runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in Music (1999, 2002)
* Robert Reich: United States Secretary of Labor, 1993 - 1997, candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 2002
* Philip Rieff: Sociologist and cultural critic
* Margret Rey: Author and illustrator
* Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the United States
* Dennis Ross: Special envoy/ambassador to Middle East under President Bill Clinton
* George Ross: Political sociology
* Jonathan Sarna: Sociologist and author
* Morrie Schwartz: Sociologist; subject of Mitch Albom's bestselling novel, "Tuesdays with Morrie".
* Marion Smiley: J.P. Morgan Chase Chair in Ethics
* Thomas Sowell: Economist, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution
* Andreas Teuber: Chair, Department of Philosophy, Member and Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, Fulbright Scholar, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Recipient, actor in the movie "Doctor Faustus".
* Gina Turrigiano: Neuroscientist, winner of the 2000 MacArthur "Genius" Award
* Stephen J. Whitfield: Expert on American Jewish history
* Leslie Zebrowitz: Social psychologist

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