List of San Diego State University alumni and faculty


List of San Diego State University alumni and faculty

This is a list of encyclopedic people associated with San Diego State University, a California State University campus located in the United States.

Alumni

Entertainment, Arts, and Media

* K.D. Aubert, supermodel, model, actress and Fantanas member
* Reed Albergotti, noted journalist
* John Baldessari, artist
* Greg Bear, noted science fiction author
* Jesse Billauer, quadriplegic, motivational speaker, surfer
* Michael Boccardi, noted Musician of Wasted Youth
* Fred Dryer, actor-producer and former NFL player
* Sid Fleischman, author of children's books and screenplays
* Courtney Friel, television host
* Ted Giannoulas, The San Diego Chicken
* Bob Goen, media personality and "Entertainment Tonight" anchor-correspondent
* Mark Grace, long time Chicago Cubs first baseman, current color analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Fox Sports.
* Faye Emerson, actress
* Julie Kavner, actress and voice of Marge Simpson, "The Simpsons"
* Kathleen Kennedy, film producer
* John Kessler, TV news anchor, CBS affiliate in San Francisco, California
* Andy Lauer, TV actor
* George Lewis, "NBC Nightly News" news correspondent
* Art Linkletter, veteran entertainer
* Cleavon Little, actor
* Ryan Meagher, jazz musician
* Kathy Najimy, actress
* Gregory Peck, actor
* Lisa Dergan Podsednik, model
* Marion Ross, TV actress
* George Sunga, TV producer, Producers Guild of America
* J. Michael Straczynski, writer
* Mika Tan, pornographic actress and fetish/pantyhose model
* Susanna Thompson, actress
* Joan D. Vinge, author
* Alison Waite, model
* Carl Weathers, actor/former professional football player, Apollo Creed in "Rocky"
* Raquel Welch, actress
* Steve Yuhas, radio broadcaster and television personality
* Jeanne Zelasko, sports journalist, Fox Sports

Business

* Brian Brown, Executive Director and Senior Vice President of SkillStorm, Stevie Award Winner for Best Sales Trainer in 2008 American Business Awards
* Norman Brinker (Chili's Grill & Bar)
* Thomas E. Darcy (Corporate Executive Vice President & CFO SAIC)
* Norm Fjeldheim, Chief Information Officer, Qualcomm
* Eric Fremont, Verizon Communications, Senior Vice President- Strategy & Planning - Information Technology
* Jack Goodall (Jack in the Box)
* Alan Gold, Founder and CEO of BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.
* Jerry Halamuda (Color Spot Nurseries)
* Ron Kendrick (Union Bank of California)
* Linda A. Lang (Chairman & CEO Jack in the Box)
* Robb Moser, founder and proprietor, Moser & Co.
* Art Nicholas (Nicholas-Applegate)
* Vince Ferraro (Hewlett-Packard)
* Craig Winterhalder (Cisco)
* Bob Payne (Multi-Ventures, Mission Valley Hilton)
* Ralph Pesqueria (El Indio Restaurants)
* Sol Price, founder of Price Club (later merged with Costco)
* Frank Riolo (CEO Viejas Enterprises
* Don Ritchey, Jr (Lucky Stores, retired)
* Ralph Rubio, founder, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill (f.k.a. Rubio's Fish Tacos)
* Robert Svet (Chairman & Founder The Eastridge Group of Staffing Companies)
* Jim Sinegal, (Costco) Chief Executive Officer, Time Magazine's 2006 list of The 100 most influential people

Science

* Timothy Day, MS, Physics (PhD Stanford), Cofounded New Focus Inc
* Laurance Doyle, PhD, SETI astronomer
* Jacques Gauthier, PhD, Paleotonlogist and Professor at Yale University and Peabody Museum of Natural History
* Arthur Jensen, PhD, Professor Emeritus of educational psychology at University of California, Berkeley
* Ellen Ochoa, BS, Physics (PhD Stanford), First Latina astronaut
* Bernard Rimland, PhD, noted autism researcher and founder of the Autism Society of America
* J. Michael Scott, PhD, noted biologist and ornithologist

Politics

* Ken Calvert, Member of Congress, California
* Dusty Foggo, former CIA official
* Steven T. Kuykendall, former Member of Congress, California
* Bill Lowery, lobbyist and former Member of Congress
* Jerry Sanders, current mayor of San Diego and former Chief of Police

Athletics and sports

* Marcelo Balboa, World Cup and MLS soccer star
* Bud Black, former Major League Baseball pitcher and current manager of the San Diego Padres
* Michael Cage, former NBA player
* Jim Campbell, former MLB pitcher
* Orlando Coons, first African-American gymnast to compete at the national level
* Don Coryell, former NCAA and NFL head coach
* Jeff DaVanon, MLB baseball player
* Herm Edwards, current Kansas City Chiefs head coach
* Marshall Faulk, former NFL star of the St. Louis Rams
* John Fox, current Carolina Panthers head coach
* Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Green Bay Packers
* Joe Gibbs, NFL head coach of the Washington Redskins
* Mark Grace, retired Major League Baseball player and World Series Champion
* Chris Gwynn, retired Major League Baseball player
* Tony Gwynn, Baseball Hall of Famer
* Tony Gwynn Jr., Milwaukee Brewers outfielder
* Az-Zahir Hakim, current NFL wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins
* Tally Hall, goalkeeper for Major League Soccer (MLS)'s Los Angeles Galaxy
* Aaron Harang, Cincinnati Reds pitcher
* Alex Hinshaw, San Francisco Giants pitcher
* Freddy Keiaho, current NFL starting linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts and Super Bowl XLI Champion
* Armen Keteyian, Sports Journalist, HBO Sports, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
* Travis Lee, Major League Baseball player with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
* Chris Marlowe, Sportscaster, former Olympic volleyball player
* Justin Masterson, Boston Red Sox pitcher
* Matt McCoy, current NFL linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
* Kirk Morrison, Oakland Raiders current starting linebacker
* Kassim Osgood, San Diego Chargers receiver
* Chester Pitts, NFL,Houston Texans
* Noel Prefontaine, Toronto Argonauts kicker
* Jimmy Raye, former New York Jets wide receiver
* Arnie Robinson, Olympic long jump gold medalist
* Darnay Scott, former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver
* Don Shaw, former MLB pitcher
* Brian Sipe, former Cleveland Browns quarterback
* Webster Slaughter, former American football wide receiver
* Willie Steele, 1948 Olympic long jump gold medalist
* Jeff Webb, WR Kansas City Chiefs
* Steve Watt, professional bodyboarder and Honda Element race car driver
* Dave Smith, former Major League Baseball pitcher
* Kyle Turley, Kansas City Chiefs lineman
* Marviel Underwood, Free Safety for the Denver Broncos
* Eric Wynalda, well-known World Cup and MLS soccer star, and current ABC broadcaster

Military

* Robert Cardenas, retired Brigadier General
* Richard L. Cormier, Blue Angels member
* Merrill McPeak, retired Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force
* James E. McPherson, retired Navy officer, former 39th Judge Advocate General of the Navy
* Robert L. Jacker, Blue Angels member
* J. Royden Stork, participant in the Doolittle Raid
* Eugene P. Wilkinson, first Commanding Officer of the USS|Nautilus, the world's first nuclear submarine
* Griffith P. Williams, participant in the Doolittle Raid

Faculty

* Steven M Day, SDSU Department of Geological Sciences Professor, The Rollin and Caroline Eckis Chair in Seismology
* Marylin Chin, poet, SDSU professor
* Peter A. Andersen, PhD, noted scholar of nonverbal, relational, and health communication, SDSU professor
* Suzette Haden Elgin, science fiction author, retired SDSU professor
* Jerry Farber, author, SDSU professor
* Bob Filner, Member of Congress (former professor)
* Harold Jaffe, PhD, writer, editor, SDSU professor
* Larry McCaffery, writer, editor, post-modern literary critic, SDSU professor
* Khaleel Mohammed, PhD, SDSU professor of religious studies
* Gail K. Naughton, PhD, Dean of the College of Business Administration, noted female biotechechnology entrepreneur
* Vernor Vinge, PhD, Sci-Fi writer and visionary, retired SDSU professor of mathematics
* Eric Frost, SDSU Department of Geological Sciences Professor, Director of SDSU Visualization Center, Calit2 liaison
* Jose Castillo, SDSU Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics Professor, Director of the Computational Science Research Center
*Clinton Jencks, economics professor, also the petitioner in Jencks v. United States leading to the Jencks Act and starred in the movie "Salt of the Earth", loosely based on his efforts to organize mine workers in New Mexico.


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