List of University of Wisconsin-Madison people


List of University of Wisconsin-Madison people

=Notable alumni=

Nobel Laureates

*Herbert Spencer Gasser, B.S. 1910, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1944
*John Bardeen, B.S. 1928 and M.S. 1929, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 and 1972
*Edward Lawrie Tatum, B.A. 1931, M.S. 1932, Ph.D. 1935, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1958
*Stanford Moore, Ph. D 1938, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1972
*John H. van Vleck, A.B. 1920, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1977
*Theodore Schultz, M.S. 1928, Ph.D. 1930, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979
*Erwin Neher, M.S. 1967, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1991
*Paul Boyer, M.S. 1941, Ph.D. 1943, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1997
*Günter Blobel, Ph.D. 1967, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1999
*Jack Kilby, M.S. 1950, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics for the integrated circuit in 2000
*Alan G. MacDiarmid, M.S. 1952, Ph.D. 1953, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2000
*Saul Bellow, completed graduate work, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976

Academics

*Stephen Ambrose, author and historian
*Henry H. Barschall, physicist
*David T. Beito, author and historian
*Richard Bellman, noted mathematician and inventor of dynamic programming
*May Louise Cowles, noted home economics instructor and lecturer
*William Cronon (1976), noted environmental historian
*Merle Curti, historian of U.S. intellectual history
*Lloyd Gardner, historian of U.S. foreign relations
*J. Martin Klotsche, first chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
*Walter LaFeber, historian of U.S. foreign relations
*Suzanne E. Moranian, historian
*Richard Nelson, cultural anthropologist
*Stephen Nissenbaum (PhD 1968), noted cultural and intellectual historian
*Alton Ochsner, UW medical professor and cancer researcher who later cofounded the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans.
*Gerald North, climatologist
*Andrew C. Porter, former president, AERA; professor, Vanderbilt University
*Walter Ristow, noted librarian
*Gil-Sung Park, prominent Korean sociologist
*Sumner Slichter, labor economist
*Frederick Jackson Turner (1884, MA 1888), noted historian and professor, Pulitzer-prize winner
*T. Harry Williams, historian
*William Appleman Williams, historian of U.S. foreign relations
*Erik Olin Wright, noted sociologist
*James Wright, 16th president of Dartmouth College

Athletics

*Alan Ameche, 1954 Heisman Trophy winner, NFL player, Baltimore Colts
*Ken Behring, former owner, Seattle Seahawks
*Michael Bennett, NFL player, Kansas City Chiefs
*Brooks Bollinger, NFL player, Minnesota Vikings
*Rene Bourque, NHL player, Chicago Blackhawks
*Maureen Brunt, curler, Olympian
*Adam Burish, NHL player, Chicago Blackhawks
*Brian Calhoun, NFL player, Detroit Lions
*Chris Chambers, NFL player, San Diego Chargers
*Chris Chelios, NHL player, Detroit Red Wings, 3-time Norris Trophy Winner
*Eddie Cochems, Father of the Forward Pass
*Ken Criter, retired NFL player, Denver Broncos
*Ron Dayne, 1999 Heisman Trophy winner, NFL player, Houston Texans
*Mark Doran, 1983 first round draft choice California Angels MLB
*Jason Doering, NFL player, drafted by Indianapolis Colts, played for Washington Redskins
*Lee Evans, NFL player, Buffalo Bills
*Eric I Farness, wrestler, 1986
*Suzy Favor-Hamilton, track and field, Olympian
*Michael Finley, NBA player, San Antonio Spurs
*Jamar Fletcher, NFL player, Detroit Lions
*Terrell Fletcher, retired NFL player, San Diego Chargers
*Ed Garvey, former executive director, National Football League Players Association
*Tom Gilbert, NHL player, Edmonton Oilers
*Tony Granato, retired NHL player, Los Angeles Kings
*Devin Harris, NBA player, New Jersey Nets
*Dany Heatley, NHL player, Ottawa Senators
*Phil Hellmuth, Texas holdem champion 11 bracelets
*Aaron Hohlbein, MLS player, Kansas City Wizards
*Beau Hoopman, Olympic rowing gold medalist
*Bert Husting, football and baseball teams, later a major leaguer (1900-02)
*Erasmus James, NFL player, Washington Redskins
*Al Johnson, NFL player, Dallas Cowboys
*Mark Johnson, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) women's ice hockey coach, NHL player, member of 1980 Miracle on Ice gold medal Olympic team that beat the USSR.
*Curtis Joseph, NHL player, Phoenix Coyotes
*Addie Joss, former MLB player, member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
*Matt Katula, NFL player, Baltimore Ravens
*Harvey Kuenn, retired MLB player and manager
*Jim Leonhard, NFL player, Buffalo Bills
*D. Wayne Lukas, U.S. Racing Hall of Fame and American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame trainer
*Buddy Melges, America’s Cup skipper
*James Menon, nine-time NCAA All-American Track and Field Cross Country
*Ahmad Merritt, NFL player
*Brian Mullen, former NHL player and current New York Rangers broadcaster
*Jim O'Toole, retired MLB player
*Lance Painter, retired MLB player
*Joe Panos, retired NFL player, Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills
*Kirk Penney, former player for ALBA Berlin in basketball's Euroleague, former NBA player for LA Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves, currently playing for the New Zealand Breakers
*Joe Pavelski, NHL player, San Jose Sharks
*Carly Piper, swimmer, gold medalist and world record holder in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games
*Joe Piskula, NHL player, Los Angeles Kings
*George Poage, athlete, first African American Olympic medal winner
*Paul Quantrill, retired MLB player
*Brian Rafalski, NHL player, Detroit Red Wings
*Steve Reinprecht, NHL player
*Barry Richter, NHL player
*Mike Richter, NHL player, New York Rangers
*Pat Richter, retired NFL player, Washington Redskins
*Bud Selig, Baseball Commissioner
*Beom-Seok Shim, former PGA golfer
*Tony Simmons, Canadian Football League (CFL) player (B.C. Lions) and former NFL player
*Jim Sorgi, NFL player, Indianapolis Colts
*Scott Starks, NFL player, Jacksonville Jaguars
*Bob Suter, retired NHL player, 1980 Olympics gold medalist who played in the Miracle on Ice game.
*Gary Suter, retired NHL player
*Ryan Suter, NHL player
*Mark Tauscher, NFL player, Green Bay Packers
*Joe Thomas, NFL player, Cleveland Browns
*Alando Tucker, NBA player Phoenix Suns
*Kyle Turris, drafted into NHL 3rd overall in 2007 NHL Draft Phoenix Coyotes
*Troy Vincent, NFL player, Buffalo Bills
*Brandon Williams, NFL player, San Francisco 49ers

Arts and entertainment

*Rick Berman, television/movie producer
*Tamara Braun, actress
*Oscar Brown, musician (no degree obtained)
*Gina Cerminara, author
*Lynne Cheney, Second Lady, writer
*Dale Chihuly, glass artist
*Joan Cusack, actress
*Oliver DelGado, TV personality
*André DeShields, Emmy Award-winning actor/singer/dancer/choreographer
*Jason Gerhardt, actor
*Daron Hagen (attended), composer, conductor, pianist
*Elizabeth Hoeller, Internet Phenomena
*Jane Kaczmarek, actress ("Malcolm in the Middle")
*Michael Mann, movie director/producer
*Fredric March, actor
*Steve Marmel, comedian/writer Fairly Odd Parents
*Steve Miller, musician (left school six credit-hours short of a degree)
*Walter Mirisch, Academy Award-winning film producer
*Kevin Murphy writer, actor, and puppeteer for "Mystery Science Theater 3000"
*Ken Navarro, jazz guitarist
*Meinhardt Raabe, Munchkin in the Wizard of Oz
*Boz Scaggs (Wm. Royce Scaggs), musician
*Dorothy Schwartz, violinist with the Cheyenne, Wyoming, Symphony Orchestra
*Ben Sidran, jazz pianist
*Daniel J. Travanti, Emmy Award-winning actor
*Charlie Trotter, chef/PBS host
*Butch Vig, musician, Garbage
*Matt White, singer-songwriter
*Tom Wopat, actor/musician
*Frank Lloyd Wright (attended), architect
*Frank Wu, science-fiction artist
*Joel Zimmerman AKA Deadmau5, DJ/producer
*David Zucker, movie director/producer
*Jerry Zucker, movie director/producer

Aviators and astronauts

*Laurel Clark, astronaut
*Charles Lindbergh, aviator
*Jim Lovell, astronaut, Apollo 13 mission
*Brewster Shaw, astronaut, Space Shuttle Columbia; former director, Space Shuttle Operations, NASA
*Patrick Slane, astronomer, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Business

*Carol Bartz, former chairman of the board, president, and CEO of Autodesk, Inc.
*Brent A Gensler, president and founder of DefySupply.com
*William S. Harley, founder of Harley-Davidson
*David J. Lesar chairman, president and CEO of Halliburton Energy Services
*John P. Morgridge, chairman of the board, former president and CEO of Cisco Systems, philanthropist
*William Beverly Murphy, former president and CEO Campbell Soup Company
*Daniel J. Piette, director of Petroleum Geo-Services, president and CEO of OpenSpirit Corporation
*Tom Pyle, chairman and president, Pyle Group, former chairman and CEO, Rayovac Group
*Lee R. Raymond, former chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil
*Reuben Trane, president of Trane
*Lee Youn Ho, Minister of Knowledge Economy, South Korea

Literature

*August Derleth, writer, editor, anthologist of H. P. Lovecraft, and founder of Arkham House publishing
*Lorraine Hansberry, author and playwright
*Joyce Carol Oates, National Book Award-winning author
*Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer-Prize-winning authorcite web | title = Examples of L & S Excellence Include| publisher = University of Wisconsin | url = http://www.ls.wisc.edu/honors.htm | accessdate = 2008-09-20]
*Eudora Welty, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist

News, journalism, and broadcasting

*Ira Basen, producer, CBC Radio
*Lowell Bergman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
*Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author.
*Rita Braver, national reporter, CBS News
*Jane Brody, columnist, New York Times
*Scott Cohn, senior correspondent, CNBC
*Michael Feldman, Host of Public Radio’s "Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?"
*Jeff Greenfield, senior political correspondent, CBS
*Paul Ingrassia, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
*Haynes Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
*Ben Karlin, creator and former executive producer, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report
*Andy Katz, college basketball writer, ESPN
*David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
*Patricia McConnell, co-host of Public Radio's "Calling All Pets"
*Robert D. McFadden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
*Edwin Newman, former NBC news correspondent
*Arthur C. Nielsen Sr., founder of AC Nielsen (TV ratings and market research)
*Phil Rosenthal, columnist, "Chicago Tribune"
*Anthony Shadid, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
*Leonard Shapiro, sports writer, "Washington Post"
*Greta Van Susteren, broadcaster and news analyst, Fox News Channel

Law and politics

*Shirley Abrahamson, Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
*Iajuddin Ahmed, President of Bangladesh
*Tammy Baldwin, member of the United States House of Representatives representing Wisconsin's Second Congressional District.
*Tom Barrett, United States House of Representatives representing Wisconsin's Fifth Congressional District from 1993 to 2003, mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 2004 to present
*Rebecca Birget Certa, a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Alabama's Eighth Congressional District
*Phillip M. Chavez, City of Milwaukee municipal judge (graduated from UW Law and was a member of the 1994 Rose Bowl Team.)
*Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States (attended as doctoral candidate; did not graduate.)
* Dr Jon Cruddas, British Member of Parliament. He was a visiting Fellow (1987-1988)
*Glenn Robert Davis, member of the United States House of Representatives
*Jim Doyle, Governor of Wisconsin
*Lawrence Eagleburger, former U.S. Secretary of State
*Sergio Fajardo, former mayor of Medellin, Colombia
*Russ Feingold, U.S. Senator
*Ulysses S. Grant, 1879 honorary doctorate from the medical schoolFact|date=August 2008
*Philip Gunawardena, former Sri Lankan revolutionary, cabinet minister, Indian freedom fighter; "the father of socialism in Sri Lanka".
*Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia (2006-Present)
*Philip Mayer Kaiser, U.S. Diplomat
*Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Congresswoman
*Herb Kohl, U.S. Senator
*Belle Case La Follette, women's suffragist and wife of Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
*Philip La Follette, former Wisconsin governor
*Robert M. La Follette, Sr., former Wisconsin governor and Congressman
*Lien Chan, former vice president of Taiwan and the Kuomintang.
*Laura Miller, former mayor of Dallas, Texas
*Edmund C. Moy, 38th director of the United States mint
*Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader. In 1998, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna
*Philleo Nash, government official, college professor
*Gaylord Nelson, former U.S. Senator, Wisconsin governor and founder of Earth Day
*Tawiah Modibo Ocran, Supreme Court judge in Ghana
*Russell W. Peterson, governor of Delaware
*Paul Samuel Reinsch, appointed minister to China in 1913
*William A. Steiger, Congress
*Nahathai Thewphaingarm, former Thai Minister of Education and spokesperson of Thai Rak Thai Party
*George Thompson, Attorney General of Wisconsin
*Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; former Governor of Wisconsin (1986-2001)
*Edwin E. Witte, Social Security advisor to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

cience, technology and engineering

*Gene Amdahl, Ph.D. Amdahl's law.
*John Atanasoff, Ph.D. 1930, inventor of the electronic digital computer
*George H. Brown, inventor, television pioneer, and recipient Edison Medal
*Milton H. Erickson, MD, psychiatrist, founder of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ [http://www.alibris.com/search/books/qwork/7974104/used/The%20Wisdom%20of%20Milton%20H.%20Erickson:%20The%20Complete%20Volume The Wisdom of Milton H. Erickson] ]
*Gerson Goldhaber, Ph. D physics 1950, discoverer of Charmed Meson, and Dark Energy
*Willi Kalender, inventor of spiral scan computed tomography and full professor of medical physics at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
*Lynn Margulis, M.S. zoology and genetics 1960, author of the serial endosymbiotic theory of cell development, advocate of the Gaia hypothesis. professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
*Brian Paul, M.S. computer science 1994, computer programmer of the Mesa 3D open source graphics library
*Edward Schildhauer, a chief engineer on the Panama Canal project
*Helmer Swenholt, commanding officer of the 332nd Engineer General Service Regiment
*Stephen Taber III, apiologist, noted authority and author in the field of artificial insemination of queen bees for the purpose of developing disease resistant and gentle bee colonies
*Dr.Paul Williams, inventor of the Wisconsin Fast Plant®.
*Samuel D. Wonders, consulting engineer, ink manufacturer and president of Carter's Ink Company

Other notable alumni

*Milo Aukerman, biochemist, taught at UW for several years, also front man of historic punk rock band the Descendents
*Steven Gershone, personal assistant and stylist to Baroness Margaret Thatcher
*John Muir (1838—1914), naturalist, founder of the Sierra Club, instrumental in preserving Yosemite National Park

Notable faculty and staff (former and current)

*Ann Althouse, professor of law and well-known
*Rasmus B. Anderson, professor, author, diplomat
*Michael Apple, leading educational theorist
*Stephen Babcock, inventor of the Babcock test for measuring the butterfat content of milk
*Charles Russell Bardeen, first dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School
*Kevin Barrett, associate lecturer noted for publicly advocating a conspiracy theory regarding the September 11th attacks
*John Bascom, president of the University of Wisconsin
*Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author
*David Bordwell, prominent neoformalist film theorist and author
*Paul S. Boyer, prominent historian of American thought and culture; author of "Salem Possessed"
*Aaron Brower, professor of social work and Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning
*Sean B. Carroll, professor of evolutionary biology
*John R. Commons, one of the architects of Social Security in the United States
*James F. Crow, professor of genetics, noted population geneticist and educator
*Farrington Daniels, early researcher in solar energy
*Richard Davis, jazz bassist
*Richard Davidson, professor of psychology and psychiatry, widely noted for his mind-body research [http://psych.wisc.edu/faculty/bio/davidson.html]
*Carl de Boor, professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science; winner of National Medal of Science, best known for pioneering work on splines
*Hector DeLuca, researcher of vitamin D
*Donald Downs, professor of political science
*Richard Theodore Ely (1854-1943), professor, social activist, economist
*Joseph Erlanger, 1944 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
*Michael V. Fox, professor of Hebrew
*Jeremy Freese, associate professor of sociology and popular
*Adam Gamoran, professor of sociology and director, Wisconsin Center for Education Research
*Morton Ann Gernsbacher, professor of psychology and president of the Association for Psychological Science
*James R. Goodman, professor of computer science and computer architect, known for his work on cache coherence protocols
*Michelle Grabner, professor of art
*Harry Harlow, psychologist, known for studies on affection using rhesus monkeys with artificial mothers
*Willard Hurst, seminal figure in the development of modern American legal history
*Har Gobind Khorana, 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ::For describing the genetic code and how it operates in protein synthesis
*Stephen Cole Kleene, a foundational contributor to theoretical computer science
*Gloria Ladson-Billings, leading educational theorist and past president of the American Educational Research Association
*Mike Leckrone, director of the University of Wisconsin marching band since 1969
*Joshua Lederberg, 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine::For his research in genetic structure and function in microorganisms
*Gerda Lerner, Professor Emerita; historian of women's and gender history; considered a founder of women's history
*Harvey Littleton, founder of the modern American studio glass movement
*Aldo Leopold, author of "A Sand County Almanac", which helped spawn the environmental movement and interest in ecology; also founded the Wilderness Society
*Miron Livny, computer science professor and founder of the Condor High-Throughput Computing System
*Abraham Maslow, psychologist, known for Maslow's hierarchy of needs
*Anne McClintock, Simone de Beauvoir Professor and author of ""
*Nellie Y. McKay, scholar of African-American literature and co-editor of the "Norton Anthology of African-American Literature"
*Alexander Meiklejohn, philosopher and free-speech advocate
*Jack Mitchell, first employee of National Public Radio; first producer of "All Things Considered"
*George L. Mosse, professor; noted historian of European nationalism and gender
*Ronald Numbers, historian of science
*Harry Partch, avant-garde composer
*Zorba Paster, co-host of Public Radio's "Zorba Paster On Your Health"
*Andrew C. Porter, former director of Wisconsin Center for Education Research, professor of education policy at Vanderbilt
*Carl Rogers, psychologist and founder of Client-Centered Therapy
*Bo Ryan, current head men's basketball coach
*Matt Schiedler, teacher and top WR coach in the nation
*Isaac Jacob Schoenberg, mathematician, best known for the discovery in 1946 of splines
*Harrison Schmitt, adjunct professor of engineering physics, 12th man on the Moon as Apollo 17 astronaut and geologist
*Donna E. Shalala, chancellor 1987-1993; Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1993-2001
*John Sharpless, history professor; former candidate for the United States House of Representatives, 2000
*Oliver Smithies, faculty 1960 to 1988, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2007
*Harry Steenbock, biochemist, vitamin D researcher
*Scott Straus, assistant professor of Political Science and International Studies, specialising in the study of genocide
*Cecil Taylor, jazz pianist
*Howard Temin, 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of reverse transcriptase
*James Thomson, credited with first successful culturing of human embryonic stem cells
*Timothy Tyson, professor of African-American history and author
*Stanisław Ulam, mathematician who joined the Manhattan Project during World War II
*Alexander Vasiliev (1867-1953), Byzantinist and Arabist
*Jan Vansina, historian of Africa and father of oral historical methodology
*Eugene Wigner, 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics
*Sewall Wright, professor of genetics, one of the fathers of population genetics
*Efim Zelmanov, recipient of the Fields Medal in 1994
*Howard Zimmerman, organic chemist, discovered barrelene

Chancellors and Presidents

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