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List of famous alumni from State University of New York at Stony Brook, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from State University of New York at Stony Brook include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished State University of New York at Stony Brook alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended State University of New York at Stony Brook are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Joy Behar and Colin Quinn are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to State University of New York at Stony Brook?” and “Which celebrities are State University of New York at Stony Brook alumni?”

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Colin Quinn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor Colin Edward Quinn is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer. On television he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, Remote Control, and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Since ...more

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Diane Farr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Diane Farr is an American actress and writer. She is known for her roles as FBI agent Megan Reeves in the CBS television series Numb3rs and Firefighter Laura Miles on Rescue Me.

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Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Talk show host, Comedian, Actor Joy Behar is an American comedian, writer, actress and was a co-host on the ABC talk show The View. She hosted The Joy Behar Show on HLN from 2009 to 2011 and Joy Behar: Say Anything! on Current ...more

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Robert Gallucci is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Political scientist Robert L. Gallucci is an Italian American academic and diplomat, who formerly worked as President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He previously served as Dean of the Edmund ...more

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Risa J. Lavizzo-mourey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Businessperson, Physician Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey is the President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, One of America's largest philanthropic organizations devoted to health and health care. She is the first ...more

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Sandy Pearlman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Talent manager Sandy Pearlman is an American music producer, artist manager, professor, poet, songwriter, and former record company executive. He is best known for founding, writing for and producing or ...more

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Bonnie Schneider is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Bonnie Schneider is a national television meteorologist and the author of Extreme Weather, published by Palgrave Macmillan. She appears on The Weather Channel, Headline News, and Bloomberg ...more

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Ben Shneiderman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Professor, Computer scientist Ben Shneiderman is an American computer scientist, and professor of computer science at the University of Maryland Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. He ...more

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Laura Schlessinger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Talk show host, Radio personality, Writer Laura Catherine Schlessinger is an American talk radio host, socially conservative commentator and author. Her radio program consists mainly of her responses to callers' requests for personal ...more

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Jef Raskin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Computer scientist, Scientist, Writer Jef Raskin was an American human–computer interface expert best known for conceiving and starting the Macintosh project for Apple in the late 1970s.

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Peter Bucknell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Filmmaker, Violist Peter Wentworth Bucknell is an Australian-born filmmaker residing in Manhattan in the United States.

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Ashoke Sen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Physicist Ashoke Sen, FRS is an Indian theoretical physicist and distinguished professor at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad. He also is the Morningstar Visiting professor at MIT. His main ...more

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Apostolos Gerasoulis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Computer scientist Apostolos Gerasoulis is the co-creator of Teoma, an Internet search engine that powers Ask.com; he co-founded Teoma along with his colleagues at Rutgers in 2000. Gerasoulis has appeared in TV ...more

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Britta Merwin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Meteorologist KCRA 3 Meteorologist ' ' ' Britta Merwin' ' ' joined the KCRA Weather Team in June 2010, She arrived in Sacramento, CA, Britta was born in San Antonio, TX. Into an Air Force Family, Britta lived ...more

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Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Baseball player Joseph Michael "Joe" Nathan is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. Nathan started out his baseball career as a shortstop in high ...more

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Michael F. Shlesinger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Michael F. Shlesinger Physicist Michael F. Shlesinger is a physicist notable for his work in the area of nonlinear dynamics. He is the founder of the journal Fractals. His pioneering work in statistical predictions and ...more

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Ashok Das is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Physicist Ashok Das is an Indian American theoretical physicist, an author and award winning teacher of Physics. He is professor of physics at University of Rochester and Adjunct professor of Physics at ...more

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Jill Nicolini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Journalist, Model, Actor Jill Marie Nicolini is a reporter and former model, actress, and reality TV show participant. Currently, Nicolini is a traffic reporter on CBS 2 News This Morning on WCBS-TV in New York City.

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Lisa M. Weber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Businessperson Lisa M. Weber has been the President, Individual Business, for MetLife since 2004.

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James DiGiovanna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Film critic, Journalist, Professor James DiGiovanna is an award-winning film reviewer and filmmaker, and the author of a number of published short stories. Together with Bob Grimm and Colin Boyd, he is one of three cinema writers ...more

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Linda A. Capuano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Linda A. Capuano is vice president, Emerging Technology, for Marathon Oil Corporation. She joined Marathon in June 2008.

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Nick Mamatas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Novelist, Writer Nick Mamatas is an American horror, science fiction and fantasy author and editor for the Haikasoru line of translated Japanese science fiction novels for Viz Media. His fiction has been ...more

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Joseph E. LeDoux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Professor, Psychologist, Neuroscientist Joseph E. LeDoux is a neuroscientist, the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, and professor of neuroscience and psychology at New York University. He is also the director of the Center ...more

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John L. Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
John LeRoy Hennessy is an American computer scientist, academician, and businessman. Hennessy is one of the founders of MIPS Computer Systems Inc. as well as Atheros and is the tenth President ...more

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Michael Stebbins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Scientist, Science writer Michael Stebbins is an American geneticist and serves as Assistant Director for Biotechnology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, in the White House. He received his B.S. in biology from ...more

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Jeffrey Meldrum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Anthropologist, Professor Don Jeffrey "Jeff" Meldrum is a Full Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology and a Professor of the Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University. Meldrum is also Adjunct ...more

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Peter Dobkin Hall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Historian, Writer Peter Dobkin Hall is an American author and historian. He is Professor of History and Theory in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York, and Senior Research ...more

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Barry Devolin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Barry Devolin, MP is a Canadian politician. He is a current Member of Parliament serving the riding of Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock.

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Craig Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Newsreader Craig Allen is a meteorologist whose weather reports can be heard weekdays on WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City and internationally at WCBS880.com. Allen previously worked for WCBS-TV until ...more

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Abraham Silberschatz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Computer scientist, Engineer Avi Silberschatz was born in Haifa, Israel. He graduated in 1976 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He became the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor ...more

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Tom Van Norman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Tom Van Norman Lawyer Thomas James "Tom" Van Norman was a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 28A district from 2000 to 2008.

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Alia Sabur is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Alia Sabur is an American materials scientist and attorney. She holds the record for being the world's youngest professor.

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Susan R. Wessler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Botanist Susan R. Wessler, Ph.D. is an American plant molecular biologist and geneticist. She is Distinguished Professor of Genetics at the University of California, Riverside. Wessler graduated from the ...more

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George O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
American Football coach George Joseph O'Leary is an American college football coach and the current head football coach of the University of Central Florida, a position he has held since 2004. O'Leary previously ...more

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Horațiu Năstase is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Physicist Horaţiu Năstase is a Romanian physicist and professor in the String Theory group at Instituto de Física Teórica of the Universidade Estadual Paulista in São Paulo, Brazil. ...more

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Eric Gorden Corley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Eric Gorden Corley Film Producer, Author, Actor Eric Gordon Corley, also frequently referred to by his pen name of Emmanuel Goldstein, is a figure in the hacker community. He directs the non-profit organization 2600 Enterprises, Inc., and ...more

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Frederick Lenz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Frederick Lenz Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D., also known as Rama and Atmananda, was a spiritual teacher who taught what he termed American Buddhism, including the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, Zen, ...more

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Steven K. Galson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Steven K. Galson Physician Steven Kenneth Galson is an American public health physician. He is a retired rear admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and public health administrator who ...more

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Sunil Mukhi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Sunil Mukhi Sunil Mukhi is an Indian theoretical physicist working in the areas of string theory, quantum field theory and particle physics.

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Carolyn Porco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Scientist Carolyn C. Porco is an American planetary scientist known for her work in the exploration of the outer solar system, beginning with her imaging work on the Voyager missions to Jupiter, Saturn, ...more

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Concetta M. Tomaino is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Concetta M. Tomaino Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino, D.A., MT-BC, LCAT, is a music therapist in the field of music therapy for individuals suffering the effects of stroke or other brain trauma or are afflicted with such ...more

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Spencer Black is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Spencer Black represented the 77th Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1985 until 2011. He served for many years as the Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. He ...more

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Michael R. Anastasio is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Physicist Michael Anastasio led two national science laboratories during a time of transition. He was the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and president of the Los Alamos National Security ...more

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Veerabhadran Ramanathan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Veerabhadran Ramanathan Professor, Scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan is Victor Alderson Professor of Applied Ocean Sciences and director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of ...more

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James S. Olson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
James S. Olson James Stuart Olson is an academic and Pulitzer Prize nominee author. In 1994 he was appointed Distinguished Professor of History at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He is the ...more

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David Gelernter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Professor, Writer, Artist David Hillel Gelernter is an artist, writer, and professor of computer science at Yale University. He is a former national fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and senior fellow in Jewish ...more

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Julia Heiman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Psychologist Dr Julia R. Heiman is an American sexologist and psychologist. The sixth Director of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University, she began on June ...more

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Michael Schudrich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Rabbi Michael Joseph Schudrich is the Chief Rabbi of Poland. He is the oldest of four children of Rabbi David Schudrich and Doris Goldfarb Schudrich.

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Chris Adami is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Physicist Christoph Carl Herbert "Chris" Adami is a professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, as well as professor of Physics and Astronomy, at Michigan State University. Adami was born ...more

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Emanuel Neto is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni
Emanuel Neto Emanuel Neto is a 6'9" basketball center who attended Stony Brook University from 2006-07 after transferring from San Jacinto College. Neto was also a member of the Angola national ...more