31 Notable alumni of
Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College is 1472nd in the world, 521st in North America, and 490th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 31 notable alumni from Kalamazoo College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Selma Blair

    Selma Blair
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Selma Blair Beitner, known by her professional name Selma Blair, is an American actress. She played a number of roles in films and on television before obtaining recognition for her leading role in the film Brown's Requiem (1998). Her breakthrough came when she starred as Zoe Bean on the WB sitcom Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane (1999–2000), and as Cecile Caldwell in the cult film Cruel Intentions (1999). She continued to find success with the comedies Legally Blonde (2001) and The Sweetest Thing (2002), and achieved international fame with her portrayal of Liz Sherman in the big-budget fantasy films Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).

  2. Steven Yeun

    Steven Yeun
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    voice actorstage actorfilm actortelevision actorrestaurateur
    Biography

    Yeun Sang-yeop, known professionally as Steven Yeun, is a South Korean-born American actor and producer.

  3. Kafū Nagai

    Kafū Nagai
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1879-1959 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    writernovelistdiaristuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Kafū Nagai was a Japanese writer, essayist, diarist and translator. His works are noted for their depictions of life in early 20th-century Tokyo, especially among geisha, prostitutes, cabaret dancers, and other denizens of the city's lively entertainment districts.

  4. Jordan Klepper

    Jordan Klepper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    comedianactorscreenwriterjournalisttelevision actor
    Biography

    Jordan Klepper is an American comedian, journalist, writer, producer, political commentator, television host, and actor. He began his career as a member of The Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade. From 2014 to 2017, he was a correspondent on The Daily Show. He started his own satirical program, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, which was cancelled in 2018. He then starred in the 2019 docuseries, Klepper, before returning to The Daily Show later that year.

  5. Robert J. Shiller

    Robert J. Shiller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    economistwriterpedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Robert James Shiller is an American economist (Nobel Laureate in 2013), academic, and best-selling author. As of 2019, he serves as a Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and is a fellow at the Yale School of Management's International Center for Finance. Shiller has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) since 1980, was vice president of the American Economic Association in 2005, its president-elect for 2016, and president of the Eastern Economic Association for 2006–2007. He is also the co‑founder and chief economist of the investment management firm MacroMarkets LLC.

  6. David Easton

    David Easton
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1917-2014 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    political scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    David Easton was a Canadian-born American political scientist. Easton, who was born in Toronto, Ontario, came to the United States in 1943. From 1947 to 1997, he served as a professor of political science at the University of Chicago.

  7. Teju Cole

    Teju Cole
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    art historianwriterphotographer
    Biography

    Teju Cole is a Nigerian-American writer, photographer, and art historian. He is the author of a novella Every Day Is for the Thief (2007), a novel Open City (2011), an essay collection Known and Strange Things (2016), and a photobook Punto d'Ombra (2016; published in English in 2017 as Blind Spot). Critics have praised his work as having "opened a new path in African literature."

  8. Julie Mehretu

    Julie Mehretu
    Born in
    Ethiopia Flag Ethiopia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    visual artistpainterprintmakerartistdraftsperson
    Biography

    Julie Mehretu is an American contemporary visual artist, known for her multi-layered paintings of abstracted landscapes on a large scale. Her paintings, drawings, and prints depict the cumulative effects of urban sociopolitical changes.

  9. Chokwe Lumumba

    Chokwe Lumumba
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-2014 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Chokwe Lumumba was an American attorney and politician, affiliated with the Republic of New Afrika and serving as its second vice president. He served as a human rights lawyer in Michigan and Mississippi. In 2013, after serving on the City Council, he was elected as Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, as Edwin Finley Taliaferro, and was raised there, attending local schools.

  10. Mark Spitznagel

    Mark Spitznagel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Mark Spitznagel is an American investor and hedge fund manager. He is the founder, owner, and chief investment officer of Universa Investments, a hedge fund management firm based in Miami, Florida.

  11. David France

    David France
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    journalistdocumentary filmmakerwriterfilm director
    Biography

    David France is an American investigative reporter, non-fiction author, and filmmaker. He is a former Newsweek senior editor, and has published in New York magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and others. France, who is gay, is best known for his investigative journalism on LGBTQ topics.

  12. Lisa Kron

    Lisa Kron
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    playwrightactorstage actorwriter
    Biography

    Elizabeth S. "Lisa" Kron is an American actress and playwright. She is best known for writing the lyrics and book to the musical Fun Home for which she won both the Tony Award for Best Original Score and the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Fun Home was also awarded the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015 and the 2014 Obie Award for writing for musical theater.

  13. Fern Persons

    Fern Persons
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1910-2012 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Fern Gwendolyn Persons was an American film and television actress and a member of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists from 1937 until her death. Her film credits included Field of Dreams and Hoosiers.

  14. Bradley A. Smith

    Bradley A. Smith
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    political scientistteacher
    Biography

    Bradley A. Smith is the Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Professor at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. He previously served as Commissioner, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) between 2000 and 2005. He is best known for his writing and activities on campaign finance regulation.

  15. Harry Garland

    Harry Garland
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientistbusinesspersoninventor
    Biography

    Harry T. Garland is a scientist, engineer, author, and entrepreneur who co-founded Cromemco Inc., one of the earliest and most successful microcomputer companies. He received the B.A. degree in mathematics from Kalamazoo College, and the Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Stanford University. Dr. Garland has been recognized as one of the most important innovators in the development of personal computers in Silicon Valley.

  16. Peter Tippett

    Peter Tippett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Biography

    Peter Tippett is an American physician, researcher, and inventor known for contributions to information security, clinical medicine, and technology. These contributions include the development of the anti-virus program "Corporate Vaccine". Tippett was Vice President of Verizon's Innovations Incubator and Chief Medical Officer for Verizon Enterprise Services from 2009 to 2015. He is currently the Founder and CEO of careMESH Inc.

  17. Garry E. Brown

    Garry E. Brown
    Years
    1923-1998 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Garry Eldridge Brown was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He served six terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1967 to 1979.

  18. Jeffrey Crowley

    Jeffrey Crowley
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Biography

    Jeffrey S. Crowley is best known as a member of the Domestic Policy Council in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama as the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) from 2009 to 2011, tasked with coordinating the U.S. government's efforts regarding HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care and developing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

  19. Danica Purg

    Danica Purg
    Born in
    Slovenia Flag Slovenia
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    political scientist
    Biography

    Danica Purg is the founding and current President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, and the founding President of the Central and East European Management Development Association, which has 211 members from 53 countries and whose aim is to enhance management development in Central and Eastern Europe. She is also chairperson and director of the European Leadership Centre (ELC), established with the aim of assessing and promoting European leadership through the organization of forums, workshops and research.

  20. Margaret A. Uyehara

    Margaret A. Uyehara
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Margaret Ann Uyehara was an American diplomat whose last posting, prior to retirement, was as the United States Ambassador to Montenegro. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 9, 2014, and confirmed by the Senate in December 2014.

  21. Grant M. Hudson

    Grant M. Hudson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1868-1955 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Grant Martin Hudson was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

  22. Eli Savit

    Eli Savit
    Occupations
    prosecutor
    Biography

    Eli Savit is an American lawyer, law professor, and politician. He is currently serving as the Prosecuting Attorney in Washtenaw County, Michigan. His areas of expertise include civil rights, education law, environmental protection, state and local government, and criminal-justice reform.

  23. Amy Courter

    Amy Courter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    official
    Biography

    Major General Amy S. Courter is the former National Commander of the Civil Air Patrol. She was elected by a unanimous decision of CAP's National Board on August 7, 2008.

  24. Rufus L. Perry

    Rufus L. Perry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1834-1895 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Rufus L. Perry was an educator, journalist, and Baptist minister from Brooklyn, New York. He was a prominent member of the African Civilization Society and was a co-founder of the Howard Colored Orphan Asylum, which developed from it. He was the editor of numerous newspapers and journals, most notably the National Monitor. He was a prominent Baptist, and in 1886 he founded the Messiah Baptist Church, where he was pastor until his death. He was also a classical scholar.

  25. Cliff Lampe

    Cliff Lampe
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Clifford Lampe is a Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He is best known for his research in the fields of human-computer interaction, social computing, and computer supported cooperative work. Since 2018 he has been Executive Vice President for ACM SIGCHI. Lampe made foundational contributions in the areas of social networking sites, social capital, and online communities, work that has been cited over 34,000 times according to Google Scholar.

  26. Floyd Wilcox

    Floyd Wilcox
    Years
    1886-1958 (aged 72)
    Biography

    Floyd Cleveland Wilcox was the third president of Shimer College, serving from 1930 to 1935. His leadership, though marked by controversy, saw the school through the most difficult years of the Great Depression. He oversaw the transition of the school's curriculum from a two-year to a four-year junior college program.

  27. Sean O. Cota

    Sean O. Cota
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Biography

    Sean O'Brien Cota is an American businessman, energy market expert, financial commentator, and policy advisor on American energy and financial market transparency and reform measures. As the President of a third generation family-owned oil company, Cota & Cota Oil, Inc. in Bellows Falls, VT, whom he has worked for since 1977, he became extremely involved in energy commodity trading in 1988. In 2010, he was named Chairman of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America.

  28. Paul Staake

    Paul Staake
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1898-1971 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    head coachAmerican football player
    Biography

    Paul Cory Staake was an American football coach and college administrator. He was the head football coach at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He held that position for the 1918 season. His coaching record at Kalamazoo was 1–2.

  29. Charles Hall

    Charles Hall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1875-1945 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    head coach
    Biography

    Charles C. Hall was an American football coach. He was the head football coach at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serving for four seasons, from 1897 to 1900, and compiling a record of 21–6–3.

  30. Edward Cahill

    Edward Cahill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1843-1922 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Edward Cahill was a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court in 1890.

  31. Sarah Elizabeth Bierce

    Sarah Elizabeth Bierce
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1898 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Sarah Elizabeth Bierce was an American journalist and educator who was a charter member of the Woman's Press Club of Cleveland.