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


  • Russell Conwell, founder and first president of the university, author of Acres of Diamonds
  • Charles Ezra Beury, second president of the university
  • Robert Livingston Johnson, third president of the university
  • Millard E. Gladfelter, fourth president of the university
  • Paul R. Anderson, fifth president of the university
  • Marvin Wachman, sixth president of the university
  • Peter J. Liacouras, seventh president of the university
  • David Adamany, eight president of the university
  • Ann Weaver Hart, ninth president of the university


  • Sabrina Erdely
  • Joseph P. Folger


  • Thomas Kinsella (1970â€"1987), Celebrated 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".
  • Samuel R. Delany, award winning science fiction author
  • Sonia Sanchez, award winning poet


  • Russell Weigley
  • Ralph F. Young


  • David Kairys
  • David G. Post
  • C. Darnell Jones II


  • Emil Grosswald (1968â€"1980)
  • John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences


  • Katherine Ciesinski
  • John Douglas (conductor) (1956â€"2010), American conductor and voice teacher. Head of Temple's Opera Theatre program for two decades.
  • Aaron Levinson, Grammy Award-winning producer and musician.


  • Lewis Gordon
  • Espen Hammer
  • Joseph Margolis
  • Jitendra Nath Mohanty, emeritus
  • Miriam Solomon, Professor of Philosophy


  • Lauren Alloy
  • Joseph Wolpe-South African psychiatrist and founding figure in Behavior Therapy


  • Leonard Swidler
  • Ismail al-Faruqi
  • Michael Alexander
  • Edwin David Aponte


  • Annette Lareau


  • Nikki Franke, fencer and fencing coach

Other Disciplines

  • Molefi Asante-scholar, known for popularizing and developing Afrocentricity
  • Happy Fernandez-politician
  • Chevalier Jackson-pioneer physician in laryngology and endoscopy.
  • Waldo Nelson-"father of pediatrics,' long time editor of The Journal of Pediatrics and author of "Nelson Book of Pediatrics".


Bill Cosby - Wikiwand


  • Rebecca Alpert â€" activist, Rabbi, and current chair of the religion department
  • Edwin David Aponte â€" author and educator, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Christianity & Culture at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Leon Bass (Ph.D.) â€" educator
  • David Bressoud (Ph.D) â€" mathematician, former professor at Pennsylvania State University, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics at Macalester College
  • Noam Chomsky â€" linguist and activist, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; as child attended Temple-run experimental Deweyite school, Oak Lane Day 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.
  • Angelo DiGeorge-physician and known for discovery of autoimmune disorder referred to as DiGeorge syndrome. Also, see Temple University School of Medicine, Notable Alumni and Pioneers.
  • John Esposito-renowned scholar of Middle East and Islamic studies, professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University.
  • Stephen G. Haines â€" organizational theorist and management consultant
  • Linda Darling-Hammond â€" The Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, where she launched the School Redesign Network.
  • Thomas Anthony Harris- psychiatrist and author of I'm OK, You're OK.
  • Nathan Katz â€" former professor at Williams College, current Florida International University professor and expert on Jewish communities in India
  • Bill Mensch â€" computer scientist, founder, chairman and CEO of Western Design Center
  • Robert K. Merton â€" sociologist, former professor at Columbia University and Harvard University, former Chairman of the Department of Sociology at Tulane University
  • JoAnne Robbins â€" noted authority on dysphagia, professor at University of Wisconsin
  • Stephen Sheehi-Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Middle Eastern Studies, College of William and Mary, author of Foundations of Modern Arab Identity and Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims.
  • Shirley M. Tilghman â€" former professor and President of Princeton University
  • Martin A. Pomerantz â€" physicist, astronomer, Director of Bartol Research Institute, NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal and National Science Foudation's Distinguished Public Servant Award recipient.
  • Ben Goertzel â€" Chief Scientist of financial prediction firm Aidyia Holdings; Chairman of AI software company Novamente LLC


  • Laura Marie Greenwood â€" painter
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock â€" artist
  • Ralph Rucci- designer
  • Paula Scher- designer
  • Andrew Hussie â€" webcomic artist
  • Simmie Knoxâ€"presidential portrait painter (Clinton)
  • Aaron Shiklerâ€"presidential portrait painter (JFK)


  • Al Alberts â€" singer, Philadelphia personality on WPVI-TV program
  • Bob Brinker â€" financial talk radio host for Citadel Media
  • Tony Bruno â€" Sports radio talk show host on ESPN, Fox Sports Radio, and Sporting News Radio
  • Howard Bryant â€" Senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine
  • Pat Callahan â€" host of "This Week in Pro Football" on 950 ESPN
  • Steve Capus â€" president, NBC News
  • John Clark â€" Sports anchorman for NBC 10 news
  • Tracy Davidson â€" News presenter for NBC 10 news
  • Fritz Coleman â€" Weather anchor, KNBC-TV news
  • Jerry Del Colliano â€" Radio/TV broadcaster, digital media expert, USC professor, author
  • Vince DeMentri â€" anchorman for NBC 10 news
  • Ray Didinger â€" award-winning sports journalist
  • Diplo â€" DJ/producer
  • Nick Gillespie-Author/Journalist, editor at reason.com
  • Tamron Hall â€" MSNBC Anchor
  • Hiro Muramoto â€" Japanese cameraman for Reuters, killed while covering the 2010 Thai political protests
  • John Kincade â€" Sports radio talk show host on ESPN Radio
  • Mark Levin â€" conservative author, lawyer, and radio talk show host on WABC.
  • Sheri Lynch â€" syndicated radio co-host of The Bob & Sheri Show
  • Marty Moss-Coane â€" host, daily WHYY-FM local public radio show Radio Times
  • Kevin Negandhi â€" ESPN anchor
  • Ronn Owens â€" radio talk show host
  • Ed Sciaky â€" disc jockey
  • Gene Shay â€" disc jockey
  • Terry Smith â€" broadcaster, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Dan Trachtenberg â€" co-host, The Totally Rad Show
  • Marc Zumoff â€" Sportscaster â€" Comcast Sportsnet â€" Philadelphia 76ers
  • Marc Lamont Hill â€" American academic, journalist, author, activist, and television personality, Our World with Black Enterprise and online HuffPost Live host, BET News correspondent and a CNN political commentator.


  • Charisse Lillie â€" President of Comcast's foudation
  • John Carrig â€" former COO and president for ConocoPhillips
  • Lewis Katz â€" businessman, philanthropist, newspaper publisher, former co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer,
  • Brenton L. Saunders â€" CEO of Actavis, co-founder of Health Care Compliance Association
  • Ash Vasudevan â€" Founding Managing Partners of Edge Holdings.
  • Linda Eagle â€" president, co-founder of World Bank Institute
  • William Sharbaugh â€" COO of Pharmaceutical Product Development
  • Sam Greenblatt â€" vice president of technology and architecture in Enterprise Solution Group of Dell
  • Daniel Scavilla â€" senior vice president and CFO at Globus Medical
  • Ralph Wiest â€" distinguished engineer and CTO at IBM
  • Larry Miller â€" president of Jordan Brand, former president of Portland Trail Blazers
  • Herman Shooster â€" chairman of Global Response.
  • Bernard J. Milano â€" president and trustee of KPMG's Foundation.
  • Debra Chrapaty â€" CEO of Nirvanix.

Film, Theatre, and Television

  • Keith Andes â€" actor
  • Darcy Antonellis â€" major film studio executive
  • David Brenner â€" standup comedian, actor, author, filmmaker
  • Richard Brooks â€" Oscar award-winning Hollywood filmmaker
  • Bill Cosby â€" comedian, actor, author
  • Nicholas P. Dallis â€" soap comic writer
  • Irvin Kershner â€" Film director, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Norman Fell â€" comic actor best known for Three's Company (attended Theatre Dept. classes)
  • LaMont Ferrell â€" Sitcom Writer/Producer â€" The Parent Hood, Moesha, Girlfriends, House of Payne, etc.
  • Jason Winston George â€" actor, Sunset Beach, Platinum
  • William Goldenberg â€" Oscar award-winning Hollywood film editor
  • Veronica Hamel â€" actress best known for playing Joyce Davenport on the television series Hill Street Blues.
  • Lois Hamilton â€" actress
  • Tim Heidecker â€" comedian and co-creator of Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
  • Tigre Hill â€" Film director/producer
  • Saba Homayoon â€" actress
  • Bruce Mailman â€" theatre producer and founder of The Saint
  • William Marchant â€" playwright and screenwriter
  • Adam McKay â€" Emmy Nominated director of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), and Step Brothers (2008)
  • Mary Lou Metzger â€" singer, dancer The Lawrence Welk Show
  • Kunal Nayyar â€" Actor playing Raj on CBS's "Big Bang Theory" sitcom
  • Robert Prosky â€" Actor
  • Herbert Rudley â€" Actor
  • Bob Saget â€" comedian, game show host, Full House.
  • Michael Schoeffling â€" actor who played Jake Ryan in 1980s film Sixteen Candles
  • Svetlana Shusterman â€" from MTV's The Real World Key West
  • Tom Sizemore â€" actor
  • Paul F. Tompkins â€" actor, comedian
  • Eric Wareheim â€" comedian and co-creator of Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
  • Patricia Wettig â€" TV actress, thirtysomething, Brothers & Sisters, Prison Break
  • Jesse Williams â€" actor (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Danny Woodburn â€" actor (Mickey on Seinfield)
  • Johnny Ray Gill- Actor/Independent Filmmaker (NBC's "Harry's Law")
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph â€" Tony Award nominated actress for Ghost the Musical
  • Chris Manley â€" Film cinematographer, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Photography recipients


  • Mari Carmen Aponte-U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador
  • Michael E. Busch, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates
  • Edward J. Bonin â€" Republican U.S. Congressman for Pennsylvania
  • Frederick C. Branch â€" first African-American U.S. Marine Corps officer
  • Jim Cawley â€" Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Coughlin-longstanding Republican Pennsylvania representative to United States House of Representatives
  • Edwin Duing Eshleman former Republican congressman
  • Thomas M. Foglietta-US Congressman and United States Ambassador to Italy
  • Vincent Fumo â€" Democratic Pennsylvania state senator
  • Nikoloz Gilauri â€" Prime Minister of Georgia
  • Joseph M. Gladeck, Jr. (B.S. 1972) â€" Pennsylvania State Representative 1979â€"2000.
  • Camillo Gonsalves (BA in Journalism), Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations
  • Theo-Ben Gurirab, President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1999 to 2000 and Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia since 2005
  • Joe Hoeffel â€" former Democratic congressman
  • Vincent Hughes â€" Pennsylvania state senator (Democrat)
  • Kathleen Kane-first woman Attorney General of Pennsylvania.
  • Paul E. Kanjorski â€" U.S. Congressman, representing Pennsylvania's 11th district
  • Thomas W. Kelly â€" Lt. General Ret., US Army
  • Jerome Kurtz â€" Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (1977â€"1980)
  • David See-Chai Lam OC, CVO, OBC, (林思齊) â€" the 25th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Canada
  • Joseph Lazarow (1923â€"2008) â€" Mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1976â€"1982
  • Joseph Melrose -Former US Ambassador to Sierra Leone, currently a professor at Ursinus College
  • Bernard T. Mittemeyer, lieutenant general and former Surgeon General of the United States Army.
  • Francis J. Myers â€" former U.S. Senator and congressman, Pennsylvania
  • Charles W. Sandman, Jr. (1921â€"1985), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district from 1967 to 1975 and was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1973.
  • Jim Saxton â€" U.S. Congressman, representing New Jersey's 3rd congressional district
  • Martin J. Silverstein, United States Ambassador to Uruguay from 2001 to 2005.
  • John F. Street â€" Former Mayor of Philadelphia
  • Nao Takasugi â€" California State Assembly
  • Zambry Abdul Kadir â€" current Menteri Besar of Perak, Malaysia from political party UMNO.
  • Pallam Raju â€" Cabinet Minister of India for Human Resources Development.
  • Bryan Lentz â€" private attorney, former Pennsylvania State Representative for the 161st legislative district (2007â€"2010), Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district
  • Malcolm Hoenlein â€" executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, founding executive director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.


  • Sharmi Albrechtsen â€" author, blogger
  • Ben Bova â€" science fiction author
  • Jim Callahan- retired football player and writer
  • Tony Campolo â€" author, pastor, and speaker
  • Eric Corey Freed â€" architect, author, public speaker
  • Tom McHale â€" novelist
  • Jeffrey Robinson â€" author
  • Tony Trov â€" Science Fiction writer
  • Johnny Zito â€" Science Fiction writer
  • Helene Hanff â€" writer
  • David Goodis â€" Crime fiction writer
  • Ted Polhemus â€" writer, photographer, anthropologist
  • Jerry Spinelli â€" writer
  • Lamont B. Steptoe â€" poet, photographer, publisher
  • Jeffrey Gitomer â€" author, speaker, business trainer


  • Alix Dobkin â€" singer/songwriter
  • Jill Scott â€" R&B/Soul Artist
  • Irving Berlin â€" honorary degree '54, songwriter
  • Gilbere Forte â€" rapper
  • Joe Genaro â€" musician, guitarist and songwriter with the Dead Milkmen
  • Julie Gold â€" songwriter, Grammy Award winner
  • Tyler Grady- American Idol 2010 Top 24 Finalist
  • Daryl Hall â€" musician
  • Marc-André Hamelin â€" virtuoso pianist
  • Jared Hasselhoff â€" bassist in band The Bloodhound Gang
  • Mark Kramer (jazz pianist) â€" musician, producer-engineer, Mark Kramer Trio, Eddie Gómez-Mark Kramer Productions Telarc, WEA: Warner Brothers, Electra, Atlantic.
  • Fred Mascherino â€" musician, Taking Back Sunday, Breaking Pangaea
  • Dan "Soupy" Campbell â€" lead singer, The Wonder Years
  • Joe Masteroff â€" Tony Award-winning playwright
  • Bill McGlaughlin â€" composer, conductor, radio host of Exploring Music and Saint Paul Sunday
  • John Oates â€" Musician
  • Eric Owens â€" opera singer
  • Billy Paul- Grammy Award winner and R&B singer, known for his number one single "Me and Mrs. Jones" and "War of the Gods"
  • Thomas Wesley Pentz â€" American DJ, producer, rapper, and songwriter better known as "Diplo"
  • Fayette Pinkney â€" original member of The Three Degrees
  • Jimmy Pop â€" lead singer of band The Bloodhound Gang
  • Terell Stafford â€" professional jazz trumpet player
  • Aaron Weiss â€" musician, mewithoutYou, brother of Michael Weiss
  • Michael Weiss â€" guitarist, mewithoutYou, brother of Aaron Weiss
  • Susan Werner â€" singer-songwriter
  • Tim â€" Korean ballad singer
  • Cynthia Yeh â€" Principal percussion, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Ariana Ghez â€" Classic oboist


  • Earl Bradley â€" Serial child molester
  • Ted Bundy â€" American Serial Killer
  • Donniel Hartman â€" Israeli rabbi
  • E. Urner Goodman â€" early leader of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Linda and Terry Jamison â€" "The Psychic Twins"
  • Diana Vincent â€" jewelry designer
  • Steven Levy â€" Writer for Wired (magazine) and author of Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
  • John C. Allen â€" Roller coaster designer
  • Herman Shooster â€" Founder of Global Response
  • Stephen Starr-celebrity restaurateur
  • Judith E. Glaser-author and organizational anthropologist



  • Bobby Higginson â€" Major League Baseball player, Detroit Tigers
  • John Marzano â€" Former MLB catcher and Sports Analyst


  • Stan Batinski â€" NFL offensive guard, Detroit Lions
  • Todd Bowles â€" NFL Head Coach, New York Jets
  • Raheem Brock â€" NFL defensive end, Indianapolis Colts
  • Matt Brown (American football)
  • Jim Callahan- former Continental Football League player and writer
  • Larry Chester â€" NFL defensive tackle, Miami Dolphins
  • Jim Cooper â€" NFL offensive tackle, Dallas Cowboys
  • Mike Curcio â€" NFL linebacker, Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers
  • Randy Grossman â€" NFL Tight end, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Tom Hanson â€" NFL halfback, Philadelphia Eagles
  • James Harris â€" NFL defensive end, Oakland Raiders
  • Mike Jarmoluk â€" NFL defensive tackle, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Lance Johnstone â€" NFL defensive end, Minnesota Vikings
  • Alex Joseph â€" NFL linebacker, San Francisco 49ers
  • Bucko Kilroy â€" NFL defensive tackle, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Dan Klecko â€" NFL fullback, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Joe Klecko â€" NFL defensive tackle, New York Jets; father of Dan Klecko
  • Terrance Knighton â€" NFL Defensive Tackle, Denver Broncos
  • Bill Manlove, National championship college coach
  • Jason McKie â€" NFL fullback, Chicago Bears
  • Nick Mike-Mayer â€" NFL placekicker, Atlanta Falcons
  • James Nixon â€" NFL cornerback, Green Bay Packers
  • James Parrish â€" former professional football player
  • Bernard Pierce- NFL, Running back, Baltimore Ravens
  • Kevin Ross â€" NFL cornerback, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Sarah Schkeeper â€" WFA Guard, New York Sharks
  • Leslie Shepherd â€" NFL wide receiver, Washington Redskins
  • Al Singleton â€" NFL linebacker, Dallas Cowboys
  • Rod Streater- NFL, Wide receiver, Oakland Raiders
  • Rian Wallace â€" NFL linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Steve Watson â€" NFL wide receiver, Denver Broncos
  • Muhammad Wilkerson-NFL Defensive end, New York Jets


  • Lavoy Allen â€" NBA player, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Rick Brunson â€" NBA player, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Mardy Collins â€" NBA player, New York Knicks
  • Mel Greenberg â€" Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, reporter for Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Steve Javie â€" NBA referee
  • Marc Jackson â€" American professional basketball player in Europe, former NBA player
  • Eddie Jones â€" NBA player, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies. Dallas Mavericks
  • Mark Macon â€" NBA player, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons
  • Aaron McKie â€" NBA player, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Tim Perry â€" NBA player, Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Pepe Sánchez â€" former NBA player now with Spanish ACB; gold- medal winner in basketball with Argentina, 2004 Summer Olympics

Other sports

  • Jason Read-Olympic gold medalist, Rowing.
  • Marcus McElhenney Olympian â€" Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics â€" Men's eight â€" Bronze Medal Winner
  • Benny McLaughlin â€" National Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Allen Rosenberg â€" rower and rowing coach
  • Gabe Sapolsky â€" professional wrestling booker, part founder of Ring of Honor and Full Impact Pro
  • Gil Stein â€" President of the NHL, 1992â€"1993.


Bill Cosby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[ James Hilty, Temple University: 125 Years of Service to Philadelphia, the Region and the World (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009).]

Ezra Millard - Bilder, News, Infos aus dem Web

Post a Comment