100 Notable alumni of
Teachers College at Columbia University

Teachers College at Columbia University is 398th in the world, 164th in North America, and 153rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Teachers College at Columbia University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Art Garfunkel

    Art Garfunkel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in Teachers College at Columbia University
    1965-1967 graduated with Master of Arts in mathematics education
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterstreet artistpoetactorsongwriter
    Biography

    Arthur Ira Garfunkel is an American singer, poet, and actor. He is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel.

  2. Soon-Yi Previn

    Soon-Yi Previn
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Teachers College at Columbia University
    Graduated with Master of Education in special education
    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. Georgia O'Keeffe

    Georgia O'Keeffe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1887-1986 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    painterdrawergraphic artistdraftsperson
    Biography

    Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American modernist artist. She was known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been called the "Mother of American modernism".

  4. Carl Rogers

    Carl Rogers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1902-1987 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    psychotherapistpsychologistnon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Carl Ransom Rogers was an American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach (and client-centered approach) in psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of psychotherapy research and was honored for his pioneering research with the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1956.

  5. Shirley Chisholm

    Shirley Chisholm
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2005 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shirley Anita Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress. Chisholm represented New York's 12th congressional district, a district centered on Bedford–Stuyvesant, for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major-party nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's nomination.

  6. Ruth Westheimer

    Ruth Westheimer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1928-.. (age 94)
    Occupations
    radio personalitysex therapisttelevision presenterauthorsex educator
    Biography

    Karola Ruth Westheimer, better known as Dr. Ruth, is a Jewish German-American sex therapist, talk show host, author, professor, Holocaust survivor, and former Haganah sniper.

  7. Edward Thorndike

    Edward Thorndike
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1874-1949 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    psychologistuniversity teacherteacher
    Biography

    Edward Lee Thorndike was an American psychologist who spent nearly his entire career at Teachers College, Columbia University. His work on comparative psychology and the learning process led to the theory of connectionism and helped lay the scientific foundation for educational psychology. He also worked on solving industrial problems, such as employee exams and testing. He was a member of the board of the Psychological Corporation and served as president of the American Psychological Association in 1912. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Thorndike as the ninth-most cited psychologist of the 20th century. Edward Thorndike had a powerful impact on reinforcement theory and behavior analysis, providing the basic framework for empirical laws in behavior psychology with his law of effect. Through his contributions to the behavioral psychology field came his major impacts on education, where the law of effect has great influence in the classroom.

  8. Hu Shih

    Hu Shih
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1891-1962 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    diplomatprofessorjournalistuniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Hu Shih, also known as Hu Suh in early references, was a Chinese diplomat, essayist, literary scholar, philosopher, and politician. Hu is widely recognized today as a key contributor to Chinese liberalism and language reform in his advocacy for the use of written vernacular Chinese. He was influential in the May Fourth Movement, one of the leaders of China's New Culture Movement, was a president of Peking University, and in 1939 was nominated for a Nobel Prize in literature. He had a wide range of interests such as literature, philosophy, history, textual criticism, and pedagogy. He was also an influential redology scholar and held the famous Jiaxu manuscript (甲戌本; Jiǎxū běn) for many years until his death.

  9. Hafizullah Amin

    Hafizullah Amin
    Born in
    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    Years
    1929-1979 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hafizullah Amin was an Afghan communist revolutionary, politician and teacher. He organized the Saur Revolution of 1978 and co-founded the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA), ruling Afghanistan as General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party from September 1979 until his assassination in December 1979.

  10. Adolph Rupp

    Adolph Rupp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1901-1977 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Adolph Frederick Rupp was an American college basketball coach. He is ranked seventh in total victories by a men's NCAA Division I college coach, winning 876 games in 41 years of coaching at the University of Kentucky. Rupp is also second among all men's college coaches in all-time winning percentage (.822), trailing only Mark Few. Rupp was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on April 13, 1969. He played college basketball at the University of Kansas under coach Phog Allen.

  11. Rollo May

    Rollo May
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1909-1994 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    psychologistpsychotherapistwriter
    Biography

    Rollo Reece May was an American existential psychologist and author of the influential book Love and Will (1969). He is often associated with humanistic psychology and existentialist philosophy, and alongside Viktor Frankl, was a major proponent of existential psychotherapy. The philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich was a close friend who had a significant influence on his work.

  12. Donald Byrd

    Donald Byrd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2013 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    jazz trumpetermusic pedagoguejazz musiciancomposerrecording artist
    Biography

    Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter and vocalist. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was known as one of the rare bebop jazz musicians who successfully explored funk and soul while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd was an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock.

  13. Regina Peruggi

    Regina Peruggi
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Regina S. Peruggi is an American educator, who was the President of Kingsborough Community College from 2005 to 2014, the first woman to hold that position in the college's 40-year history. Prior to that, she was president of Marymount Manhattan College and led the Central Park Conservancy. She was married to her second cousin, Rudy Giuliani.

  14. Benjamin Bolger

    Benjamin Bolger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Benjamin Bradley Bolger is an American perpetual student who has earned 14 degrees and claims to be the second-most credentialed person in modern history after Michael W. Nicholson (who has 30 degrees). Like Nicholson, Bolger is from Michigan.

  15. John King, Jr

    John King, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John B. King Jr. is an American educator, civil servant and former government official who is the President and CEO of The Education Trust. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 10th United States Secretary of Education from July 2016 to January 2017 under President Barack Obama. On April 20, 2021, King launched his campaign to become the Democratic nominee for governor of Maryland.

  16. Norman Cousins

    Norman Cousins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1915-1990 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterliterary criticprofessorpeace activist
    Biography

    Norman Cousins was an American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate.

  17. William Campbell

    William Campbell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-2016 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    chief executive officercomputer scientistbusinessperson
    Biography

    William Vincent Campbell Jr. was an American businessman and chairman of the board of trustees of Columbia University and chairman of the board of Intuit. He was VP of Marketing and board director for Apple Inc. and CEO for Claris, Intuit, and GO Corporation. Campbell coached, among others, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, and Sundar Pichai at Google, Steve Jobs at Apple, Jeff Bezos at Amazon, Jack Dorsey and Dick Costolo at Twitter, and Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook.

  18. Maria Konnikova

    Maria Konnikova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    journalistpoker playerwriterpsychologist
    Biography

    Maria Konnikova is a Russian-American writer with a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University. Konnikova has worked as a television producer, written for several magazines and online publications, and written three New York Times best-selling books. She primarily writes about psychology and its application to real life situations.

  19. E. Gordon Gee

    E. Gordon Gee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Elwood Gordon Gee, known as E. Gordon Gee, is an American academic. As of 2020, he was serving his second term as President of West Virginia University; his first term was from 1981 to 1985. Gee has held more university presidencies than any other American. He was head of University of Colorado Boulder from 1985 to 1990, of Ohio State University from 1990 to 1997, of Brown University from 1998 to 2000, of Vanderbilt University from 2000 to 2007, and of Ohio State University for a second time from 2007 to 2013. Time rated Gee one of the top 10 college presidents in the United States for 2010.

  20. Morris Cohen

    Morris Cohen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1910-1995 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    spybusinessperson
    Biography

    Morris Cohen, also known by his alias Peter Kroger, was an American convicted of espionage for the Soviet Union. His wife Lona was also an agent. They became spies because of their communist beliefs.

  21. Lee Huan

    Lee Huan
    Years
    1917-2010 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lee Huan was a Taiwanese politician. He was Premier of the Republic of China from 1989 to 1990, serving for one year under former President Lee Teng-hui. He was the father of Lee Ching-hua and Diane Lee. He was born in Hankou, Hubei.

  22. Charles Alston

    Charles Alston
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1907-1977 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    caricaturistpaintersculptorvisual artist
    Biography

    Charles Henry Alston was an American painter, sculptor, illustrator, muralist and teacher who lived and worked in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. Alston was active in the Harlem Renaissance; Alston was the first African-American supervisor for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Alston designed and painted murals at the Harlem Hospital and the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building. In 1990, Alston's bust of Martin Luther King Jr. became the first image of an African American displayed at the White House.

  23. Dave Price

    Dave Price
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    David M. Price is an American journalist and weather forecaster who is currently working for WNBC-TV in New York as a weekday afternoon weatherman.

  24. Lenora Fulani

    Lenora Fulani
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    psychologistpolitician
    Biography

    Lenora Branch Fulani is an American psychologist, psychotherapist, and political activist. She is best known for her presidential campaigns and development of youth programs serving minority communities in the New York City area. In the 1988 United States presidential election heading the New Alliance Party ticket, she became the first woman and the first African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states. She received more votes for president in a U.S. general election than any other woman until Jill Stein of the Green Party of the United States in 2012. Fulani's political concerns include racial equality, gay rights, and political reform, specifically to encourage third parties.

  25. Benedict Groeschel

    Benedict Groeschel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2014 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    non-fiction writeruniversity teacherpsychologistCatholic priest
    Biography

    Benedict Joseph Groeschel, C.F.R. was an American Franciscan friar, Catholic priest, retreat master, author, psychologist, activist, and television host. He hosted the television talk program Sunday Night Prime (originally Sunday Night Live) broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network, as well as several serial religious specials.

  26. Diane Ravitch

    Diane Ravitch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    journalisthistorianbloggerpolitical activist
    Biography

    Diane Silvers Ravitch is a historian of education, an educational policy analyst, and a research professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Previously, she was a U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education. In 2010, she became "an activist on behalf of public schools". Her blog at DianeRavitch.net has received more than 36 million page views since she began blogging in 2012. Ravitch writes for the New York Review of Books.

  27. Clarence "Big House" Gaines

    Clarence "Big House" Gaines
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2005 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball playerAmerican football player
    Biography

    Clarence Edward "Big House" Gaines Sr. was an American college men's basketball coach with a 47-year coaching career at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Among his numerous honors for his achievements, he is one of the few African Americans to be inducted as a coach into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

  28. Faye Glenn Abdellah

    Faye Glenn Abdellah
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1919-2017 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    nurse
    Biography

    Faye Glenn Abdellah was an American pioneer in nursing research. Abdellah was the first nurse and woman to serve as the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States. Preceding her appointment, she served in active duty during the Korean War, where she earned a distinguished ranking equivalent to a Navy Rear Admiral, making her the highest ranked woman and nurse in the Federal Nursing Services at the time. In addition to these achievements, Abdellah led the formation of the National Institute of Nursing Research at the NIH, and was the founder and first dean of the Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). A few of Abdellah's more passionate interests in public health included the importance of long-term care planning for elderly patients; the need to strengthen nursing school infrastructure; and the necessity of patient-centered approaches in nursing. In 2000 Abdellah was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. During her acceptance speech, Abdellah made the following quote: "We cannot wait for the world to change... Those of us with intelligence, purpose, and vision must take the lead and change the world... I promise never to rest until my work has been completed!”

  29. Leonor Orosa-Goquingco

    Leonor Orosa-Goquingco
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1917-2005 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    dancerchoreographer
    Biography

    Leonor Orosa Goquingco was a Filipino national artist in creative dance, who was also known for breaking tradition within dance. She played the piano, drew art, designed scenery and costumes, sculpted, acted, directed, danced and choreographed. Her pen name was Cristina Luna and she was known as Trailblazer, Mother of Philippine Theater Dance and Dean of Filipino Performing Arts Critics. She died on July 15, 2005 of cardiac arrest following a cerebro-vascular accident at the age of 87.

  30. Michael W. Apple

    Michael W. Apple
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    pedagoguesociologist
    Biography

    Michael W. Apple is an educational theorist specialized on education and power, cultural politics, curriculum theory and research, critical teaching, and the development of democratic schools.

  31. Olivia Hooker

    Olivia Hooker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1915-2018 (aged 103)
    Occupations
    psychologistteacher
    Biography

    Olivia Juliette Hooker was an American psychologist and professor. She was one of the last known survivors of the Tulsa race massacre of 1921, and the first African-American woman to enter the U.S. Coast Guard, in February 1945. She became a SPAR (Semper Paratus Always Ready), a member of the United States Coast Guard Women's Reserve, during World War II, earning the rank of Yeoman, Second Class during her service. She served in the Coast Guard until her unit was disbanded in mid-1946; she went on to become a psychologist intern at a women's correctional facility and a clinical professor at Fordham University.

  32. Lin Mosei

    Lin Mosei
    Years
    1887-1947 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    philosopher
    Biography

    Lin Mosei was a Taiwanese academic, educator, and the first Taiwanese to receive a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. He was additionally an esteemed calligrapher, and was a baptized Christian.

  33. Richard E. Nisbett

    Richard E. Nisbett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    psychologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Richard Eugene Nisbett is an American social psychologist and writer. He is the Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished Professor of social psychology and co-director of the Culture and Cognition program at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Nisbett's research interests are in social cognition, culture, social class, and aging. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, where his advisor was Stanley Schachter, whose other students at that time included Lee Ross and Judith Rodin.

  34. Shalom H. Schwartz

    Shalom H. Schwartz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    lecturerpsychologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Shalom H. Schwartz is a social psychologist, cross-cultural researcher and creator of the Theory of Basic Human Values (universal values as latent motivations and needs). He also contributed to the formulation of the values scale in the context of social learning theory and social cognitive theory.

  35. Lynd Ward

    Lynd Ward
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1905-1985 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    illustratornovelistpaintercomics artistwood engraver
    Biography

    Lynd Kendall Ward was an American artist and novelist, known for his series of wordless novels using wood engraving, and his illustrations for juvenile and adult books. His wordless novels have influenced the development of the graphic novel. Strongly associated with his wood engravings, he also worked in watercolor, oil, brush and ink, lithography and mezzotint. Ward was a son of Methodist minister and political organizer Harry F. Ward.

  36. Robert S. Woodworth

    Robert S. Woodworth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1962 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    psychologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Robert Sessions Woodworth was an American academic psychologist of the first half of the twentieth century. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia, he studied under William James along with such prominent psychologists as Leta Stetter Hollingworth, James Rowland Angell, and Edward Thorndike. His textbook Psychology: A study of mental life, which appeared first in 1921, went through many editions and was the first introduction to psychology for generations of undergraduate students. His 1938 textbook of Experimental Psychology was scarcely less influential, especially in the 1954 second edition, written with Harold H. Schlosberg. He is known for introducing the Stimulus-Organism-Response (S-O-R) formula of behavior. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Woodworth as the 88th most cited psychologist of the 20th century, tied with John Garcia, James J. Gibson, David Rumelhart, Louis Leon Thurstone, and Margaret Floy Washburn.

  37. Tao Xingzhi

    Tao Xingzhi
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1891-1946 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Tao Xingzhi, was a renowned Chinese educator and reformer in the Republic of China mainland era. He studied at Teachers College, Columbia University and returned to China to champion progressive education. His career in China as a liberal educator was not derivative of John Dewey, as some have alleged, but creative and adaptive. He returned to China at a time when the American influence was zesty and self-confident, and his very name at that time (zhixing) meant "knowledge-action," reflecting the catch-phrase of the Neo-Confucian philosopher Wang Yangming which implied that once knowledge (zhi) had been obtained, then action (xing) would be easy.

  38. Helena Carter

    Helena Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2000 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actormodel
    Biography

    Helena Carter was an American film actress in the 1940s and 1950s who is best known for her work in the film Invaders from Mars as Dr. Patricia Blake. From 1947 to 1953 she would appear in 13 films, during which time she also worked as a model.

  39. Helen Kim

    Helen Kim
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1899-1970 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    poetjournalistpoliticianwriter
    Biography

    Helen Kim was a South Korean politician, educator, social activist, and feminist. Her pen name was Wuwol(우월;又月). Kim is the founder of the daily Korean newspaper, The Korea Times.

  40. Ernestine Wiedenbach

    Ernestine Wiedenbach
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1900-1998 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    university teacher
    Biography

    Ernestine Wiedenbach was a nursing theorist. Her family emigrated to New York in 1909, where she later received a B.A. from Wellesley College in 1922, an R.N. from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1925, an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1934, and a certificate in nurse-midwifery from the Maternity Center Association School for Nurse-Midwives in New York in 1946.

  41. Todd Duncan

    Todd Duncan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1903-1998 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    singeropera singeractor
    Biography

    Robert Todd Duncan was an American baritone opera singer and actor. One of the first African-Americans to sing with a major opera company, Duncan is also noted for appearing as Porgy in the premier production of Porgy and Bess (1935).

  42. Sara Benincasa

    Sara Benincasa
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    radio personalitypodcasterwritercomediannovelist
    Biography

    Sara Benincasa is an American comedian, author, and actress.

  43. Jiang Menglin

    Jiang Menglin
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1886-1964 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    academic administratorpolitician
    Biography

    Jiang Menglin, also known as Chiang Monlin, was a Chinese educator, writer, and politician. Between 1919 and 1927, he also served as the President of Peking University. He later became the president of National Chekiang University. In the early 1950s, he was head of the Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction in Taiwan.

  44. Zhang Boling

    Zhang Boling
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1874-1951 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Chang Po-ling was a Chinese educator who, with Yan Xiu, founded Nankai University and the Nankai system of schools.

  45. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    Shmuly Yanklowitz
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    rabbi
    Biography

    Shmuly Yanklowitz is an Orthodox rabbi, activist, and author. In March 2012 and March 2013, Newsweek and The Daily Beast listed Yanklowitz as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America.

  46. Anzia Yezierska

    Anzia Yezierska
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1880-1970 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    authornovelistwriter
    Biography

    Anzia Yezierska was a Jewish-American novelist born in Mały Płock, Poland, which was then part of the Russian Empire. She emigrated as a child with her parents to the United States and lived in the immigrant neighborhood of the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

  47. Mary Antin

    Mary Antin
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1881-1949 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Mary Antin was an American author and immigration rights activist. She is best known for her 1912 autobiography The Promised Land, an account of her emigration and subsequent Americanization.

  48. Peter Alsop

    Peter Alsop
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Peter Alsop is an American musician whose work has ranged from satirical music for adults to children's music.

  49. Betty Castor

    Betty Castor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Elizabeth Castor is an American educator and former politician. Castor was elected to the Florida Senate and as Florida Education Commissioner, and she subsequently served as the President of the University of South Florida, and President of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

  50. Lee Ross

    Lee Ross
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1942-2021 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    social psychologist
    Biography

    Lee David Ross was a Canadian-American professor who held the title of the Stanford Federal Credit Union Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University and was an influential social psychologist who studied attributional biases, shortcomings in judgment and decision making, and barriers to conflict resolution, often with longtime collaborator Mark Lepper. Ross was known for his identification and explication of the fundamental attribution error and for the demonstration and analysis of other phenomena and shortcomings that have become standard topics in textbooks and in some cases, even popular media. His interests included ongoing societal problems, in particular protracted inter-group conflicts, the individual and collective rationalization of evil, and the psychological processes that make it difficult to confront societal challenges. Ross went beyond the laboratory to involve himself in conflict resolution and public peace processes in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and other areas of the world.

  51. Karl Struss

    Karl Struss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1886-1981 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    cinematographerphotographercamera operator
    Biography

    Karl Struss, A.S.C. was an American photographer and a cinematographer of the 1900s through the 1950s. He was also one of the earliest pioneers of 3-D films. While he mostly worked on films, such as F.W. Murnau's Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans and Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator and Limelight, he was also one of the cinematographers for the television series Broken Arrow and photographed 19 episodes of My Friend Flicka.

  52. Kevin Jennings

    Kevin Jennings
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Kevin Brett Jennings is an American educator, author, and administrator. He was the assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education from July 6, 2009 – June 2011.

  53. María Eugenia Estenssoro

    María Eugenia Estenssoro
    Born in
    Bolivia Flag Bolivia
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    María Eugenia Estenssoro is a Bolivian Argentine politician, journalist and activist for women's rights. She represented the city of Buenos Aires in the Argentine Senate from 2007 to 2013.

  54. Nahas Angula

    Nahas Angula
    Born in
    Namibia Flag Namibia
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nahas Gideon Angula (born 22 August 1943 is a Namibian politician who served as the third Prime Minister of Namibia from 21 March 2005 to 4 December 2012. He was succeeded by Hage Geingob in a cabinet reshuffle after the 2012 SWAPO Party congress. He subsequently served as Minister of Defence from 2012 to 2015.

  55. Betsy Gotbaum

    Betsy Gotbaum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Elisabeth A. Gotbaum is an American civil servant, politician and a former New York City Public Advocate. She was elected Public Advocate for New York City in 2001 and reelected in 2005. She was the third woman elected to a citywide post in NYC history. The other two were Carol Bellamy, who served as city council president from 1978 to 1985, and Elizabeth Holtzman, who served as comptroller from 1990 to 1993. She is a Democrat and currently serves as Executive Director of Citizens Union.

  56. Merryl Tisch

    Merryl Tisch
    Biography

    Merryl H. Tisch is the former Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents and wife of James S. Tisch, an heir to the Loews Corporation. In November 2015, she stepped down from her role after nearly 20 years on the board.

  57. Camilo Osías

    Camilo Osías
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1889-1976 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    translatorpoliticianlawyerwriter
    Biography

    Camilo Olaviano Osías Sr. was a Filipino politician, twice for a short time President of the Senate of the Philippines.

  58. Ella Cara Deloria

    Ella Cara Deloria
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1889-1971 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    anthropologistlinguistwriter
    Biography

    Ella Cara Deloria, also called Aŋpétu Wašté Wiŋ (Beautiful Day Woman), was an educator, anthropologist, ethnographer, linguist, and novelist of European American and Native American ancestry. She recorded Native American oral history and legends, and she also contributed to the study of Native American languages. According to Cotera (2008), Deloria was "a pre-eminent expert on D/L/Nakota cultural religious, and linguistic practices." In the 1940s, Deloria wrote a novel titled Waterlily, which was published in 1988, and republished in 2009.

  59. Suzan Johnson Cook

    Suzan Johnson Cook
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    writerpastortelevision producerpolitician
    Biography

    Suzan Denise Johnson Cook is a U.S. presidential advisor, pastor, theologian, author, activist, and academic who served as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom from April 2011 to October 2013. She has served as a policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and later to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, a dean and professor of communications at Harvard University, a professor of theology at New York Theological Seminary, a pastor at a number of churches, a television producer, and the author of nearly a dozen books. She was the first female senior pastor in the 200-year history of the Mariners Temple Baptist Church in NYC part of the American Baptist Churches USA and a close friend of Coretta Scott King. She is an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

  60. Ann Louise Gittleman

    Ann Louise Gittleman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    nutritionist
    Biography

    Ann Louise Gittleman is an American author and proponent of alternative medicine, especially fad diets. She regards herself as a nutritionist. Gittleman has written more than two dozen books and is known for The Fat Flush Plan, a "detox" diet and exercise program that she developed into a series of books. Gittleman's ideas on health and nutrition are regarded as pseudoscience.

  61. Amy P. Goldman

    Amy P. Goldman
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    businesspersonconservationist
    Biography

    Amy Goldman Fowler is an American billionaire heiress, gardener, author, artist, philanthropist, and advocate for seed saving and heirloom fruits and vegetables. She is one of the foremost heirloom plant conservationists in the US. Goldman has been called "perhaps the world's premier vegetable gardener" by Gregory Long, president emeritus of The New York Botanical Garden.

  62. Moshe Weinberger

    Moshe Weinberger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    rabbi
    Biography

    Moshe Weinberger is an American Hasidic rabbi, outreach educator, author, translator, and speaker. He is the founding spiritual leader of the Contemporary Chassidic Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere, New York, and Mashpia/mashgiach ruchani at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). Considered the "senior spokesman" of the Neo-Hasidic movement in Modern Orthodoxy, he has recorded more than 4000 lectures on Hasidic thought and philosophy.

  63. Belle Moskowitz

    Belle Moskowitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1877-1933 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Belle Moskowitz was an important Progressive reformer political influencer in the early 20th century. In her obituary, the New York Times referred to her as the most powerful woman in United States politics. She worked as a political advisor and publicist to New York Governor and 1928 Democratic presidential candidate Al Smith.

  64. Gardner Murphy

    Gardner Murphy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1895-1979 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    psychologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Gardner Murphy was an American psychologist specialising in social and personality psychology, and parapsychology. His career highlights included serving as president of the American Psychological Association and of the British Society for Psychical Research.

  65. Frances Horwich

    Frances Horwich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1907-2001 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    television producer
    Biography

    Frances Rappaport Horwich was an American educator, television personality and television executive. As Miss Frances, she was the host of the children's television program Ding Dong School, seen weekday mornings on the NBC network in the 1950s and nationally syndicated between 1959 and 1965.

  66. Daniel T. Drew

    Daniel T. Drew
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Daniel Thomas Drew is an American politician from Connecticut and the former mayor of Middletown, Connecticut. Drew was elected mayor in 2011 and was re-elected in 2013 and 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

  67. Kevin Nadal

    Kevin Nadal
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    writerpsychologist
    Biography

    Kevin Nadal is an author, activist, comedian, and Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is a researcher and expert on the effects of microaggressions on racial/ ethnic minorities and LGBTQ people.

  68. Mike Bidlo

    Mike Bidlo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    painterartistsculptorperformance artist
    Biography

    Michael Bidlo is an American conceptual artist who employs painting, sculpture, drawing, performance, and other forms of "social sculpture."

  69. Tina Howe

    Tina Howe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    playwrightwriter
    Biography

    Tina Howe is an American playwright. In a career that spans more than four decades, Howe's best-known works include Museum, The Art of Dining, Painting Churches, Coastal Disturbances and Pride's Crossing.

  70. Mark Putnam

    Mark Putnam
    Occupations
    cinematographer
    Biography

    Mark Putnam is an American academic administrator serving as the 21st president of Central College, a liberal arts college located in Pella, Iowa. He was appointed to the role July 1, 2010,

  71. May Edward Chinn

    May Edward Chinn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1896-1980 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Teachers College at Columbia University
    1917-1921 studied science
    Occupations
    physicianpianist
    Biography

    May Edward Chinn was an African-American woman physician. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical College, now NYU School of Medicine, and the first African-American woman to intern at Harlem Hospital. In her private practice, she provided care for black patients who would not otherwise receive treatment in white facilities. She was also a strong advocate of early cancer screening.

  72. Nick Sousanis

    Nick Sousanis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Enrolled in Teachers College at Columbia University
    Graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    journalistcomics artistart criticuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Walter Nickell "Nick" Sousanis is an American scholar, art critic, and cartoonist; a co-founder of the TheDetroiter.com, he is also the first person at Columbia University to write a dissertation entirely in a comic book format.

  73. Cha Liang-Chao

    Cha Liang-Chao
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1896-1982 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Cha Liang-chao was an educator and philanthropist of the Republic of China.

  74. Tsuruko Haraguchi

    Tsuruko Haraguchi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1886-1915 (aged 29)
    Occupations
    psychologisttranslator
    Biography

    Tsuruko Haraguchi was a Japanese psychologist and the first Japanese woman to receive a Doctor of Philosophy.

  75. Hideko Inouye

    Hideko Inouye
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1875-1963 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    university teacher
    Biography

    Hideko Inoue was a Japanese educator and peace activist. She taught home economics at Japan Women's University and served as the first woman president of the school from 1931–1946. Active in the peace movement she led the Japanese affiliate of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and was one of the leading feminists supporting internationalism in the interwar era. In the 1930s she changed her focus to Pan-Asian cooperation and at the end of the decade was appointed to the Ministry of Greater East Asia to work on educational reforms. In the 1940s, she was decorated by the Emperor of Japan but lost her presidency at Japan Women's University in 1946 when she was purged by the U. S. Occupation Administration. She remained involved in education until the mid-1950s.

  76. Elena Torres

    Elena Torres
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1893-1970 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    educatorwriter
    Biography

    Elena Torres Cuéllar was a leading Mexican revolutionary, feminist, progressive educator and writer. A member of the communist party, in 1917 she was the only woman to participate on behalf of the Liga Central de Resistencia at the first meeting of the Yucatán Socialist Party in Mérida. In 1919, she founded the Mexican Feminist Council campaigning for better social and economic conditions for women as well as the right to vote. She devoted considerable efforts to improving education in Mexico, especially by facilitating the training of primary school teachers in rural areas.

  77. Edith Lake Wilkinson

    Edith Lake Wilkinson
    Years
    1868-1957 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Edith Lake Wilkinson was an artist who lived and painted in Provincetown, Massachusetts during the early decades of the 20th century until she was committed to an asylum for the mentally ill in 1924. Wilkinson's life and work is highlighted in the film Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson.

  78. Laila Iskander

    Laila Iskander
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Laila Rashed Iskander Kamel is an Egyptian social entrepreneur and politician. She is formerly Egypt's Minister of State for Environment Affairs in the interim government of Prime Minister Hazem El Beblawi.

  79. William Trufant Foster

    William Trufant Foster
    Years
    1879-1950 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    William Trufant Foster, was an American educator and economist, whose theories were especially influential in the 1920s. He was the first president of Reed College.

  80. Feniosky Peña-Mora

    Feniosky Peña-Mora
    Born in
    Dominican Republic Flag Dominican Republic
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Feniosky Peña-Mora is a Dominican-born engineer, educator, and former commissioner of the New York City Department of Design and Construction. He also served as the 14th Dean of Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and as the Associate Provost of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

  81. Anita Pollitzer

    Anita Pollitzer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1975 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    photographersuffragettesuffragist
    Biography

    Anita Lily Pollitzer was an American photographer and suffragist.

  82. Clyde M. Narramore

    Clyde M. Narramore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-2015 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    psychologistwriter
    Biography

    Dr. Clyde M. Narramore was an American author of more than 100 books and booklets, including the best sellers The Psychology of Counseling, The Encyclopedia of Psychological Problems, and This Way to Happiness. He was the founding president of the first international non-profit Christian counseling and training organization, the Narramore Christian Foundation. In 1954 he and his wife, Ruth Narramore, began a daily radio broadcast called Psychology for Living, which was eventually aired on over 300 radio stations across the United States and abroad. Sensing a need to offer advanced training in psychology shaped by a Christian worldview, in 1970 Dr. Narramore became the founding president of the Rosemead School of Psychology, now affiliated with Biola University.

  83. Nosimo Balindlela

    Nosimo Balindlela
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nosimo Zisiwe Beauty Balindlela is a South African politician who served as the Premier of the Eastern Cape from 26 April 2004 until 1 August 2008. She changed parties in 2008 when she became a member of the Congress of the People, and again in 2012 to join the Democratic Alliance.

  84. Xavier Briggs

    Xavier Briggs
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Xavier de Souza Briggs is an American educator, social scientist, and policy expert, known for his work on economic opportunity, social capital, democratic governance, and leading social change. He has influenced housing and urban policy in the United States, contributing to the concept of the "geography of opportunity," which examines the consequences of housing segregation, by race or economic status, for the well-being and life prospects of children and families (see also residential segregation in the United States). He is a former member of the Harvard and MIT faculties, currently a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

  85. Benjamin D. Wood

    Benjamin D. Wood
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1986 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    psychologist
    Biography

    Benjamin DeKalbe Wood was an American educator, researcher, and director / professor at Columbia University. He was a pioneer in learning technologies and automated testing methods. Wood is the creator of the multiple choice test, which was the state-of-the-art way of measuring a teacher's understanding of certain subjects that in the long run influenced their salaries. He helped in the design of the multiple choice form of the pencil-in bubbles used in the 20th-century and the scoring machine that automatically read these forms, saving many hours in manual clerk labor. His concepts of intelligence tests were expanded to the accounting fields.

  86. Bobby Susser

    Bobby Susser
    Years
    1942-2020 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritercomposersongwriterrecord producer
    Biography

    Bobby Susser, and also known as Bob Susser, was an American songwriter, record producer, and performer, best known for his young children's music. Among some of his several honors, he is the recipient of the "Distinguished Alumni Award" for his life's work, awarded from Teachers College, Columbia University. Susser has sold over 5 million children's albums.

  87. Yvonne B. Miller

    Yvonne B. Miller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-2012 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Yvonne Bond Miller was a Virginia educator and American politician who became the first African-American woman to serve in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly. A Democrat, in 1983 Miller became the first African-American woman elected to the state house, where she served for four years before winning election to the state Senate, where she consistently won re-election until her death in office. Miller taught in the Norfolk Public schools, and later taught early and childhood education at one of her alma maters, which had become Norfolk State University during her lifetime.

  88. Henry Suzzallo

    Henry Suzzallo
    Years
    1875-1933 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    educator
    Biography

    Henry Suzzallo was the president of the University of Washington from 1915 to 1926. He later served as director of the National Advisory Committee on Education and president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

  89. Deborah Kenny

    Deborah Kenny
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Deborah Kenny is an American educator, author of Born to Rise and the founder and Chief Executive of Harlem Village Academies, a network of charter schools in Harlem, New York.

  90. Joseph Doria

    Joseph Doria
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joseph V. Doria Jr. is an American Democratic Party politician, who served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in the cabinet of Governor Jon Corzine from 2007 until his resignation in July 2009. He is a former Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, State Senator for the 31st Legislative District, and a former Mayor of Bayonne, New Jersey, a position he held from July 1998 to October 2007.

  91. Liu-Wang Liming

    Liu-Wang Liming
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1896-1970 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    feminist
    Biography

    Liu-Wang Liming was a Chinese feminist, suffragette, and the publisher of the Women's Voice, a biweekly magazine. She organized the Zhan'en Institute for Refugee Children and the Chinese Women's Friendship Association. She was also principal of the West China Women's Vocational School.

  92. Crystal Bird Fauset

    Crystal Bird Fauset
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1965 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politicianteachersecretary
    Biography

    Crystal Bird Fauset was a civil rights activist, social worker, race relations specialist, and the first female African American state legislator elected in the United States, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  93. Maya Lawrence

    Maya Lawrence
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    fencer
    Biography

    Maya Lawrence is an American fencer and part of the United States Fencing Team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she participated in the individual and team épée events in the Fencing competition. She won a bronze medal in the women's team épée alongside Courtney Hurley, Kelley Hurley, and Susie Scanlan.

  94. Osayuki Godwin Oshodin

    Osayuki Godwin Oshodin
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Osayuki Godwin Oshodin is a former vice-chancellor of University of Benin. He is professor of health education and has published several journals and books concerning health and education.

  95. Eleanor Sobel

    Eleanor Sobel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Eleanor Sobel is a Democratic member of the Florida State Senate, representing the 33rd District, which includes Davie, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, and Pembroke Pines in southeastern Broward County, since 2012, previously representing the 31st District from 2008 to 2012. Before winning election to the Florida Senate, Sobel served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 100th District from 1998 to 2002 and the 99th District from 2002 to 2006.

  96. Charles James Martin

    Charles James Martin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1886-1955 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Charles James Martin was an American modernist artist and arts instructor. He worked in a variety of media including etching, lithography, water color, monotype, linocut, woodcut, oil, photography, mezzotint and silversmithing. Born in Mansfield, England, in 1886, Martin emigrated to the US as a boy and lived out the remainder of his life as an American. He studied art under Arthur Wesley Dow at Dow's Ipswich Summer School of Art as well as at Columbia University Teachers College, where he became an instructor himself in 1914.

  97. H. S. S. Lawrence

    H. S. S. Lawrence
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1923-2009 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Harris Sam Sahayam Lawrence was an Indian educationalist born in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu.

  98. Frank Caplan

    Frank Caplan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1911-1988 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Frank Caplan was a youth worker, educator, folk toy collector, and pioneer in developing and manufacturing educational toys for children. He co-founded Creative Playthings in 1945 with his wife Theresa, and worked with artists, architects, and designers, such as Isamu Noguchi, Louis Kahn, Henry Moore, Robert Winston, and the Swiss toymaker, Antonio Vitali, to create innovative educational play objects and playground designs for children. By the 1950s, Creative Playthings had gained international recognition and expanded to become one of the most important manufacturers and suppliers of materials for early childhood education. In 1975, Frank Caplan founded The Princeton Center for Infancy and Early Childhood. He researched and co-authored a national bestselling series on early childhood development with Theresa Caplan, which included, The First Twelve Months of Life (1977), The Second Twelve Months of Life (1978), and The Early Childhood Years: The 2 to 6 Year Old (1983). Together they also co-authored The Power of Play (1973). He was one of the first male nursery school teachers in the U.S. and together with Theresa Caplan collected over 50,000 American and international folk toys, folk art, and contemporary playthings, which in 1984 the couple donated to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis for a permanent gallery on folk, fantasy, and play.

  99. Edward C. Elliott

    Edward C. Elliott
    Years
    1874-1960 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    educator
    Biography

    Edward Charles Elliott was an American educational researcher and administrator. He was the chancellor of the public university system of Montana from 1916 to 1922 and the president of Purdue University from 1922 to 1945.

  100. Anthony Munroe

    Anthony Munroe
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Anthony E. Munroe is the president of Borough of Manhattan Community College. He previously served as President of Essex County College, and the chairman and CEO of The Munroe Management Group, LLC, a healthcare management and leadership consulting practice. He most recently served as president of Advocate Trinity Hospital. On June 29, the City University of New York approved Munroe as President of Borough of Manhattan Community College effective October 1, 2020. He began his duties a month early on September 1.