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Famous State University Of New York At Stony Brook Alumni

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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?”
  • 26

    Jeffrey Meldrum

    Anthropologist, Professor



    Don Jeffrey "Jeff" Meldrum (born May 24, 1958) is a 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

    Historian, Writer



    Peter Dobkin Hall (February 22, 1946 – April 30, 2015) was an American author and historian. He was Professor of History and Theory in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, City University...  more
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    Barry Devolin, (born March 10, 1963) spent the first 35 years of his career in politics, government and academia, but is now establishing himself in the travel industry as a Tour Director with DeNure...  more
  • 29

    Craig Allen



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York


    Craig Allen (born January 25, 1957, Brooklyn, New York) is a meteorologist whose weather reports can be heard weekdays on WCBS Newsradio 880 (880 AM radio) in New York City and internationally at...  more
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    Abraham Silberschatz

    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 (SUNY) at Stony Brook. He became the Sidney J. Weinberg...  more
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    Tom Van Norman



    BirthplaceElmhurst, Illinois


    Thomas James "Tom" Van Norman was a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 28A district from 2000 to 2008....  more
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    Alia Sabur (born February 22, 1989) is an American materials scientist. She holds the record for being the world's youngest professor. ...  more
  • 33


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York


    Susan Randi Wessler (born 1953, New York City), ForMemRS, is an American plant molecular biologist and geneticist. She is Distinguished Professor of Genetics at the University of California,...  more
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    George O'Leary

    American Football coach


    BirthplaceCentral Islip, New York


    George Joseph O'Leary (born August 17, 1946) is a former American football coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets from 1994...  more
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    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.[1] He was born in...  more
  • 36

    Eric Gorden Corley

    Film Producer, Author


    BirthplaceNew York, United States of America


    Eric Gordon Corley (born December 16, 1959), 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...  more
  • 37

    Frederick Lenz

    Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D., also known as Rama (Sanskrit: रामा) and Atmananda (Sanskrit: आत्मानदा; February 9, 1950 in San Diego, California – April 12, 1998), was a spiritual teacher who...  more
  • 38

    Steven K. Galson



    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York


    Steven Kenneth Galson (born 1956) is an American public health physician. He is currently Senior Vice President for Global Regulatory Affairs & Safety at Amgen, the California-based biopharmaceutical...  more
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    Sunil Mukhi

    Sunil Mukhi is an Indian theoretical physicist working in the areas of string theory, quantum field theory and particle physics....  more
  • 40

    Carolyn Porco



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York


    Carolyn C. Porco (born March 6, 1953) is an American planetary scientist who explores the outer solar system, beginning with her imaging work on the Voyager missions to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and...  more
  • 41

    Concetta M. Tomaino

    Concetta Tomaino (born July 30, 1954), is the executive director and co-founder of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF). Tomaino is internationally known for her research in the...  more
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    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 also...  more
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    Michael Anastasio (born 1948) 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...  more
  • 44

    Veerabhadran Ramanathan

    Professor, Scientist


    BirthplaceMadurai, India


    Veerabhadran Ramanathan (born November 24, 1944) is Victor Alderson Professor of Applied Ocean Sciences and director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the Scripps Institution of...  more
  • 45

    James S. Olson

    James Stuart Olson is an academic and Pulitzer Prize-nominated author. In 1994, he was appointed Distinguished Professor of History at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.Olson is the...  more
  • 46

    David Gelernter

    Professor, Writer



    David Hillel Gelernter (born March 5, 1955) is an American artist, writer, and professor of computer science at Yale University. He is a former national fellow at the American Enterprise Institute...  more
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    Julia Heiman



    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 1,...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York


    Michael Joseph Schudrich (born June 15, 1955) is an American rabbi and the current Chief Rabbi of Poland. He is the oldest of four children of Rabbi David Schudrich and Doris Goldfarb Schudrich....  more
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    Chris Adami





    Christoph Carl Herbert "Chris" Adami (born August 30, 1962) is a professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, as well as professor of Physics and Astronomy, at Michigan State University. Adami...  more
  • 50

    Emanuel Neto

    Emanuel Neto (born 1984 in Luanda, Angola) 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...  more