33 Notable alumni of
Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology is 1075th in the world, 396th in North America, and 371st in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 33 notable alumni from Rochester Institute of Technology sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Matt Hamill

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    Matt Hamill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    mixed martial artist
    Biography

    Matthew Stanley Hamill is an American mixed martial artist and wrestler who has competed in the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC. He is a three-time NCAA Division III National Champion in wrestling (167 lb class in 1997, 190 lb class in 1998 and 197 lb class in 1999) while attending the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York. Additionally, Hamill has a silver medal in Greco-Roman Wrestling and a gold medal in Freestyle Wrestling from the 2001 Summer Deaflympics. He is the first and only man to defeat two time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.

  2. John Resig

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    John Resig
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    programmerengineercomputer scientisttechnology evangelist
    Biography

    John Resig is an American software engineer and entrepreneur, best known as the creator and lead developer of the jQuery JavaScript library.

  3. Christopher Tanev

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    Christopher Tanev
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Christopher Tanev is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the Vancouver Canucks.

  4. Jerry Uelsmann

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    Jerry Uelsmann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    photographer
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    Jerry N. Uelsmann is an American photographer and was an early exponent of photomontage in the 20th century in America. His work in darkroom effects foreshadowed the use of Adobe Photoshop to make surrealistic images in the late 20th century, a process led by his now-ex-wife, Maggie Taylor, at that time. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972, and the Lucie Award in Fine Art in 2015. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education.

  5. Fiona Ma

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    Fiona Ma
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Fiona Ma is an American politician and Certified Public Accountant who has been serving as the California State Treasurer since January 7, 2019. She previously served as a member of the California Board of Equalization from 2015 to 2019, the California State Assembly (2006–2012), and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (2002–2006).

  6. Bruce Davidson

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    Bruce Davidson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    photographerartisteconomistcamera operatorphotojournalist
    Biography

    Bruce Landon Davidson is an American photographer. He has been a member of the Magnum Photos agency since 1958. His photographs, notably those taken in Harlem, New York City, have been widely exhibited and published. He is known for photographing communities usually hostile to outsiders.

  7. Tom Keene

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    Tom Keene
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    radio personalityjournalist
    Biography

    Thomas Ross Keene CFA, is a host of Bloomberg Surveillance on both Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Podcasts.

  8. Robert Duffy

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    Robert Duffy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert John Duffy is an American politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of New York from 2011 to 2014. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 65th Mayor of Rochester, New York from 2006 to 2010.

  9. Michael Slovis

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    Michael Slovis
    Occupations
    cinematographerfilm directortelevision directorcamera operatordirector
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    Michael Slovis is an American cinematographer and television director known for his work as a director on Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and Game of Thrones.

  10. Brian Chontosh

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    Brian Chontosh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Major Brian R. Chontosh is a retired United States Marine Corps officer who was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. At the time, he was a platoon commander for Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division.

  11. Jake Lodwick

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    Jake Lodwick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Jacob Lodwick is a software engineer, serial entrepreneur and investor, best known as co-founder of Vimeo.

  12. N. Katherine Hayles

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    N. Katherine Hayles
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    literary criticjournalist
    Biography

    Nancy Katherine Hayles is an American postmodern literary critic, most notable for her contribution to the fields of literature and science, electronic literature, and American literature. She is professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Program in Literature at Duke University.

  13. Walid Raad

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    Walid Raad
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    visual artistuniversity teacherphotographerperforming artistcreator
    Biography

    Walid Raad is a contemporary media artist. The Atlas Group is a fictional collective, the work of which is produced by Walid Raad. He lives and works in New York, where he is currently an associate professor at the School of Art at the Cooper Union School of Art.

  14. Steve Pinizzotto

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    Steve Pinizzotto
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Steven Pinizzotto is a former professional Canadian ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Vancouver Canucks and the Edmonton Oilers.

  15. Adam Kubert

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    Adam Kubert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Adam Kubert is an American comics artist known for his work for publishers such as Marvel Comics and DC Comics, including work on Action Comics, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate X-Men, and Wolverine.

  16. Stephen R. Lyons

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    Stephen R. Lyons
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Stephen R. Lyons is a four-star general in the United States Army who currently serves as the commander of the United States Transportation Command. He previously served as the commanding general of United States Army Combined Arms Support Command/Sustainment Center of Excellence as well as the senior mission commander for Fort Lee, Virginia, from 2014 to 2015.

  17. Christine Sun Kim

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    Christine Sun Kim
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    sound artist
    Biography

    Christine Sun Kim is an American sound artist based in Berlin. Working predominantly in drawing, performance, and video, Kim's practice considers how sound operates in society. Musical notation, written language, American Sign Language (ASL), and the use of the body are all recurring elements in her work. Her work has been exhibited in major cultural institutions internationally, including in the Museum of Modern Art's first exhibition about sound in 2013 and the Whitney Biennial in 2019. She was named a TED Fellow in both 2013 and 2015, a Director's Fellow at MIT Media Lab in 2015, and a Ford Foundation Disability Futures Fellow in 2020.

  18. Elan Lee

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    Elan Lee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    game designer
    Biography

    Elan Lee is an American game designer, developer and creator. He has designed games for the Xbox, helped create the world’s first Alternate Reality Games, and in collaboration with Matthew Inman, Elan built the card game 'Exploding Kittens', the most-backed Kickstarter campaign in history at the time of release, and founded the Exploding Kittens company in 2015.

  19. David Gantt

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    David Gantt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2020 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David F. Gantt Jr. was an American politician who served as a member of the New York Assembly from 1983 to 2020 as a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to his Assembly tenure, he was a member of the Monroe County, New York Legislature. He was the first and, until the election of Demond Meeks in 2020, only black person to represent Monroe County in the New York Assembly.

  20. Joyce J. Scott

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    Joyce J. Scott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    artistjewelry designer
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    Joyce J. Scott is an African-American artist, sculptor, quilter, performance artist, installation artist, print-maker, lecturer and educator. Named a MacArthur Fellow in 2016, and a Smithsonian Visionary Artist in 2019, Scott is best known for her figurative sculptures and jewelry using free form, off-loom beadweaving techniques, similar to a peyote stitch. Each piece is often constructed using thousands of glass seed beads or pony beads, and sometimes other found objects or materials such as glass, quilting and leather. In 2018, she was hailed for working in new medium — a mixture of soil, clay, straw, and cement — for a sculpture meant to disintegrate and return to the earth. Scott is influenced by a variety of diverse cultures, including Native American and African traditions, Mexican, Czech, and Russian beadwork, illustration and comic books, and pop culture.

  21. Emma Lampert Cooper

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    Emma Lampert Cooper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1855-1920 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Emma Lampert Cooper was a painter from Rochester, New York, described as "a painter of exceptional ability". She studied in Rochester, New York; New York City under William Merritt Chase, Paris at the Académie Delécluse and in the Netherlands under Hein Kever. Cooper won awards at several World's Expositions, taught art and was an art director. She met her husband, Colin Campbell Cooper in the Netherlands and the two traveled, painted and exhibited their works together.

  22. Ivan Štefanec

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    Ivan Štefanec
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Ivan Štefanec is a Slovak politician and business manager, former member of the Slovak Parliament and current member of the European Parliament for Christian Democratic Movement.

  23. Austin McChord

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    Austin McChord
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Austin McChord is an American businessman and computer engineer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Datto, a data backup company he founded in 2007. By 2015 Datto had a "purported valuation of $1 billion," making it the only "unicorn" company in the state of Connecticut. In December 2017 Datto was sold to Vista Equity Partners for around $1.5 billion and merged with Autotask, with McChord appointed CEO of the combined company. Named to Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list of leaders in enterprise technology in 2015, he is a periodic author for publications such as Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and TechCrunch.

  24. Foung Heu

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    Foung Heu
    Born in
    Laos Flag Laos
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Foung Hawj is an American media producer and politician who is a member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represents District 67, which includes the east side of Saint Paul in Ramsey County.

  25. Steven Van Slyke

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    Steven Van Slyke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    chemistengineer
    Biography

    Steven Van Slyke is an American chemist, best known for his co-invention of the Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and his contributions to the commercial development of OLED displays. Van Slyke is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Kateeva, Inc. Prior to joining Kateeva, he held various positions at Eastman Kodak and was involved in all aspects of OLED Technology, from basic materials development to implementation of full-color OLED display manufacturing.

  26. Marilyn Bridges

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    Marilyn Bridges
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Marilyn Christine Bridges is an American photographer noted for her fine art black and white aerial photographs of extraordinary ancient and modern landscapes. She has photographed sacred and secular sites in over 20 countries, including Peru, Mexico, France, Britain, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Namibia, Indonesia and India. Bridges is a licensed pilot and a Fellow of the Explorers Club. She lives in New York.

  27. Doug Gillespie

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    Doug Gillespie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Douglas Charles Gillespie is an American retired law enforcement officer and the 16th Sheriff of Clark County from January 2, 2007 to January 5, 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party.

  28. Anne Wilkes Tucker

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    Anne Wilkes Tucker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    curator
    Biography

    Anne Wilkes Tucker was an American museum curator of photographic works. She retired in June 2015.

  29. Tom McMahon

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    Tom McMahon
    Occupations
    engineerpolitician
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    Thomas M. McMahon was the Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania from January 5, 2004 to January 2, 2012.

  30. Elliott Earls

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    Elliott Earls
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    sculptorgraphic designer
    Biography

    Elliott Peter Earls is an American graphic designer, artist and one man band performance artist. He is an artist-in-residence and head of the graduate graphic design department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

  31. Emery Bopp

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    Emery Bopp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2007 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    artistpainter
    Biography

    Emery Bopp was an artist and long-time chairman of the Division of Art, Bob Jones University.

  32. Ron Ferri

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    Ron Ferri
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2019 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Ron Ferri was an American contemporary artist. He was a multi-media artist employing materials in both traditional and non-traditional ways, like oil on canvas, ink on paper, collage, with later works exploring the digital realm. He was most known for his neon works from the 60s and 70s.

  33. Ellen Spijkstra

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    Ellen Spijkstra
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    ceramicistphotographer
    Biography

    Ellen Spijkstra is a Dutch ceramic artist and photographer, resident in Curaçao.