38 Notable alumni of
Drew University

Drew University is 1259th in the world, 460th in North America, and 433rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 38 notable alumni from Drew University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with Drew University won Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine.

  1. James Van Der Beek

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    James Van Der Beek
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    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actorscreenwriter
    Biography

    James David Van Der Beek is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek and Johnny "Mox" Moxson in Varsity Blues (1999). He played a fictionalized version of himself on the cult ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, starred in CSI: Cyber as FBI Special Agent Elijah Mundo, and as Matt Bromley on the FX drama Pose.

  2. Soon-Yi Previn

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    Soon-Yi Previn
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    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Drew University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    film actor
    Biography

    Soon-Yi Previn is the adopted daughter of actress Mia Farrow and musician André Previn, and the wife of filmmaker Woody Allen. Soon-Yi Previn is notable for her relationship with Allen, who was her adoptive mother's boyfriend for over 10 years. Previn's relationship with Allen became national news in 1992.

  3. Aileen Quinn

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    Aileen Quinn
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterfilm directorcomposerdancerteacher
    Biography

    Aileen Quinn is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her role as Annie Warbucks in Annie.

  4. William Barber II

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    William Barber II
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    priestpolitician
    Biography

    William J. Barber II is an American Protestant minister and social activist. He is the President and Senior Lecturer at Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. He also serves as a member of the national board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and is the chair of its Legislative Political Action Committee. From 2006 to 2017, Barber served as president of the NAACP's North Carolina state chapter, the largest in the Southern United States and the second-largest in the country. He has pastored Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro, North Carolina since 1993.

  5. Peter Deunov

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    Peter Deunov
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    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
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    1864-1944 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    philosopherteacher
    Biography

    Peter Dunoff, also known by his spiritual name Beinsa Douno (Bulgarian: Беинса Дуно [bɛinˈsа doˈnɔ]), and often called the Master by his followers, was a Bulgarian philosopher and spiritual teacher who developed a form of Esoteric Christianity known as the Universal White Brotherhood. He is widely known in Bulgaria, where he was voted second by the public in the Great Bulgarians TV show on Bulgarian National Television (2006-2007). Dunoff is also featured in Pantev and Gavrilov's The 100 Most Influential Bulgarians in Our History (ranked in 37th place). According to Petrov, Peter Deunov is “the most published Bulgarian author to this day.”

  6. Jeff Smith

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    Jeff Smith
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    Years
    1939-2004 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    writerchefcookbook author
    Biography

    Jeffrey L. Smith was the author of several best-selling cookbooks and the host of The Frugal Gourmet, a popular American cooking show that began in Tacoma, Washington, in 1973 and later moved to WTTW-TV in Chicago, where it aired nationally on PBS from 1983 to 1995.

  7. Robert M. Price

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    Robert M. Price
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Drew University
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in systematic theology
    Occupations
    theologianessayistpodcasterillustratorliterary critic
    Biography

    Robert McNair Price is an American New Testament scholar, as well as a writer, editor, and critic in the field of speculative fiction. He argues against the existence of a historical Jesus (the Christ myth theory). He taught theology and religious studies at the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary. Price is a professor of biblical criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute, and the author of a number of books on biblical studies and the historicity of Jesus.

  8. Clint Bolick

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    Clint Bolick
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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Clint Bolick is an Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Previously, he served as Vice President of Litigation at the conservative/libertarian Goldwater Institute. He co-founded the libertarian Institute for Justice, where he was the Vice President and Director of Litigation from 1991 until 2004. He led two cases that went before the Supreme Court of the United States. He has also defended state-based school choice programs in the Supreme Courts of Wisconsin and Ohio.

  9. Dale Peck

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    Dale Peck
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    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    novelistliterary criticwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Dale Peck is an American novelist, literary critic, and columnist. His 2009 novel, Sprout, won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult literature, and was a finalist for the Stonewall Book Award in the Children's and Young Adult Literature category.

  10. Henry Appenzeller

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    Henry Appenzeller
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1858-1902 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    preachertranslatormissionaryBible translator
    Biography

    Rev. Henry Gerhard Appenzeller was a Methodist missionary. He and four other missionaries, including Horace N. Allen, Horace G. Underwood, William B. Scranton, and Mary F. Scranton introduced Protestant Christianity to Korea from 1885 to 1902. He was known for his three major contributions to Korea: the Paichai College Hall, the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Seoul, and the translated New Testament.

  11. Deedee Corradini

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    Deedee Corradini
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2015 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Margaret "Deedee" McMullen Corradini was an American businesswoman and politician. She served as the 32nd mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah from 1992 to 2000. She was the first woman to serve as mayor of Salt Lake City.

  12. Arturo Valenzuela

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    Arturo Valenzuela
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    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Drew University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in political science and religion
    Occupations
    Latin Americanist
    Biography

    Arturo A. Valenzuela is a Chilean-American academic who was the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs from November 5, 2009, until August 2011. His confirmation had been blocked by Senator Jim DeMint (R, SC) due to a dispute over President Barack Obama's approach to the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis. He previously served as Professor of Government and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He was previously Professor of Political Science and Director of the Council on Latin American Studies at Duke University. In May 2011 it was reported that Valenzuela would be leaving his government post later that summer to return to his academic activities. He officially left office at the end of August 2011.

  13. James E. Cheek

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    James E. Cheek
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2010 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    James Edward Cheek was president emeritus of Howard University. He was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

  14. Robin Meyers

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    Robin Meyers
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Robin R. Meyers is an American Christian minister, peace activist, philosopher and author of seven books on Progressive Christianity and Western society. He has been a syndicated columnist and a commentator for National Public Radio and was the Senior Minister of the Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City from 1985 to 2020. He is Distinguished Professor of Social Justice in the Philosophy Department at Oklahoma City University, where he has taught since 1991.

  15. Charlie Zeleny

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    Charlie Zeleny
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    drummer
    Biography

    Charlie Zeleny, also known as Charlie Z, is an American session drummer, music director and solo artist. He was also a member of the progressive metal bands Blotted Science and Behold the Arctopus, has played in a duo with keyboardist Jordan Rudess, and has performed drum duets with Terry Bozzio for The Drum Channel. His 2011 video project, Drumageddon Brooklyn, was a one-take, continuously shot 8-minute drum solo with Zeleny performing through an entire building in Brooklyn and ending on the building's rooftop. Zeleny is also known by his solo artist persona "DRMAGDN: Cyborg/Drummer DJ".

  16. Robert W. Edgar

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    Robert W. Edgar
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    Years
    1943-2013 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert William "Bob" Edgar was an American politician and administrator from Pennsylvania, and a member of the Democratic Party. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987, representing the 7th district of Pennsylvania. He served as president and CEO of Common Cause, a nonpartisan government watchdog organization, from May 2007 until his death. Edgar died suddenly at his home on April 23, 2013, following a heart attack.

  17. J. B. Matthews

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    J. B. Matthews
    Born in
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    Years
    1894-1966 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    peace activist
    Biography

    Joseph Brown "Doc" Matthews Sr., best known as J. B. Matthews, was an American linguist, educator, writer, and political activist. A committed pacifist, he became a self-described "fellow traveler" of the Communist Party USA in the mid-1930s, achieving national prominence as a leader of a number of the party's so-called "mass organizations". Disillusionment with communism led to anti-communist testimony before the Dies Committee in 1938. He then served as chief investigator for the House Committee on Un-American Activities, headed by Martin Dies Jr., consultant on Communist affairs for the Hearst Corporation, and by June 1953 research director for Joseph McCarthy's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the United States Senate. When Matthews published claims that the Protestant clergy comprised a base of support of the American Communist movement, he was forced to resign.

  18. Nathaniel Raymond

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    Nathaniel Raymond
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    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    human rights activist
    Biography

    Nathaniel Raymond is an American human rights investigator, specializing in the investigation of war crimes, including mass killings and torture. Raymond directed the anti-torture campaign at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), and the utilization of satellite surveillance by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). Raymond advocates the use of intelligence by human rights groups and other non-governmental organizations.

  19. Richard L. Walker

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    Richard L. Walker
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    Years
    1922-2003 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Richard Louis "Dixie" Walker was an American scholar, author, and former ambassador to South Korea.

  20. Shamila Kohestani

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    Shamila Kohestani
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    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Shamila Kohestani is an Afghan footballer, and the former captain of the Afghanistan women's national football team. She attended boarding school in the United States at Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey. In 2007, she scored six goals at the women's team's first tournament. In 2006, she won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

  21. Stephen Stetler

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    Stephen Stetler
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    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Stephen Hays Stetler is a Democratic politician from Pennsylvania who served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue from March 2009 until his resignation in December of that year.

  22. Maria Mazziotti Gillan

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    Maria Mazziotti Gillan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Maria Mazziotti Gillan is an American poet.

  23. Frederick Brown Harris

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    Frederick Brown Harris
    Years
    1883-1970 (aged 87)
    Biography

    Frederick Brown Harris, a Methodist clergyman has the distinction of the longest service record as Chaplain of the Senate (24 years), in a term of service interrupted by the chaplaincy of Peter Marshall.

  24. Dena Tauriello

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    Dena Tauriello
    Occupations
    musicianguitarist
    Biography

    Dena Tauriello is a New Jersey-based drummer, educator, and author.

  25. Damon DiMarco

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    Damon DiMarco
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    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    writerhistorianactorbiographer
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    Damon DiMarco, is a New York City author, actor, playwright, and historian. His oral history work has been compared to that of Studs Terkel. He was born in Princeton, New Jersey.

  26. John W. Gowdy

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    John W. Gowdy
    Years
    1869-1963 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    priestteacher
    Biography

    John W. Gowdy was a Scottish American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church and The Methodist Church, elected in 1930. He also distinguished himself as a missionary, an educator, and as a college and university president.

  27. Phillip Carter

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    Phillip Carter
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Phillip Carter III is a Senior Foreign Service American diplomat and was United States Ambassador to Ivory Coast from 2010 to 2013. Ambassador Carter holds the diplomatic rank of Minister Counselor. As of November, 2013 he is Deputy to the Commander for Civil Military Engagements, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) in Stuttgart, Germany.

  28. Olive Winchester

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    Olive Winchester
    Born in
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    Years
    1879-1947 (aged 68)
    Enrolled in Drew University
    Graduated with Doctor of Theology
    Occupations
    minister
    Biography

    Olive May Winchester was an American ordained minister and a pioneer biblical scholar and theologian in the Church of the Nazarene, who was in 1912 the first woman ordained by any trinitarian Christian denomination in the United Kingdom, the first woman admitted into and graduated from the Bachelor of Divinity course at the University of Glasgow, and the first woman to complete a Doctor of Theology degree from the divinity school of Drew University.

  29. Charles I. Carpenter

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    Charles I. Carpenter
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    Years
    1906-1994 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Rev. Charles Irving Carpenter was an American pastor and the first Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force.

  30. Gregg A. Mast

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    Gregg A. Mast
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Gregg Alan Mast was a Reformed clergyman, scholar, and seminary president. Mast was the author of six books on Christian practice and theology, and the editor of a collection of sermons by Reformed minister and theologian Howard G. Hageman

  31. Debra L. Ness

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    Debra L. Ness
    Enrolled in Drew University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Debra L. Ness is the president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. She has previously worked for the Service Employees International Union and National Abortion Rights Action League.

  32. John Gardner Murray

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    John Gardner Murray
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    Years
    1857-1929 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    John Gardner Murray was the sixteenth presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. He was the first person elected to the position rather than succeeding to it automatically as the oldest bishop when his predecessor died.

  33. Fred Pierce Corson

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    Fred Pierce Corson
    Years
    1896-1985 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Fred Pierce Corson was an American bishop of The Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church, elected in 1944. He also distinguished himself as a Methodist pastor and district superintendent; as the twentieth president of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; and as an ecumenical Christian leader.

  34. Edith Diehl

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    Edith Diehl
    Years
    1876-1953 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    bookbinder
    Biography

    Edith Diehl was an American bookbinder and author of Bookbinding, its Background and Technique (Rinehart and Co., 1946), a classic text and manual on the history and craft of bookbinding in two volumes (republished in editions by Kennicat Press, 1965; Hacker Art Books, 1979; Dover, 1980). In 1947, in recognition of her accomplishments, Diehl was made an Honorary Life Member of the Guild of Book Workers.

  35. Bertrand M. Tipple

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    Bertrand M. Tipple
    Born in
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    Years
    1868-1952 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Drew University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Divinity
    Occupations
    religious
    Biography

    Bertrand Martin Tipple was a Methodist writer, lecturer, and the founder and president of Methodist International College in Rome, Italy.

  36. Mary E. Rice

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    Mary E. Rice
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-.. (age 91)
    Enrolled in Drew University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    zoologist
    Biography

    Mary Esther Rice was an American invertebrate zoologist specializing in systematics, evolution and the development of marine invertebrates. She worked at the Smithsonian Institution as a curator, educator, research advisor, and administrator from 1966 until her retirement in 2002. She is known for her work on the life histories of Sipuncula, as well as for serving as the first director of the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce.

  37. James Simester

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    James Simester
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    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1871-1905 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    James Simester was an American Methodist missionary and educator to Foochow, China.

  38. Don Thorsen

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    Don Thorsen
    Born in
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    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Don Thorsen is an American scholar and writer. Thorsen has served at Azusa Pacific Seminary since 1988. In addition to being widely published, Thorsen travels internationally, presenting on various theological topics. He has been a contributing editor to Christianity Today, Light and Life, and Christian Scholar's Review. Thorsen teaches master's and doctoral classes and holds membership in such societies as the American Academy of Religion, Wesleyan Theological Society, and Oxford Institute.