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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Teachers College, Columbia University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Teachers College, Columbia University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Teachers College, Columbia University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Teachers College, Columbia University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Teachers College, Columbia University 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 Teachers College, Columbia University.

Alumni include Bill Ayers, Georgia O'Keeffe and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Teachers College, Columbia University?” and “Which celebrities are Teachers College, Columbia University alumni?”

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Ruth Westheimer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Writer Ruth Westheimer is an American sex therapist, media personality, and author best known as Dr. Ruth. The New York Times described her as a "Sorbonne-trained psychologist who became a kind of ...more

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Georgia O'Keeffe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Artist Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, O'Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916. She is best known for her paintings ...more

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Hafizullah Amin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Politician, Teacher Hafizullah Amin was an Afghan politician and statesman during the Cold War. Amin was born in Paghman and educated at Kabul University, after which he started his career as a teacher. After a few ...more

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Ian Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Journalist, Author, Physician Ian K. Smith, M.D. is an American physician and author best known for his appearances on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club series, The View, and as a correspondent for NBC News. He is also the host of ...more

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Bill Ayers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Activist, Professor, Author William Charles "Bill" Ayers is an American elementary education theorist and a former leader in the counterculture movement who opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He is ...more

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E. Gordon Gee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Elwood Gordon Gee is an American academic and is currently serving his second term as President of West Virginia University. He has served as the chief executive at several universities in the ...more

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Carl Rogers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Clinical psychologist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Carl Ransom Rogers was an influential American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of ...more

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Kevin Jennings is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Educator, Writer, Teacher 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 ...more

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Anzia Yezierska is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Novelist, Essayist, Writer Anzia Yezierska was a Jewish-American novelist born in Maly Plock, Poland, which was then part of the Russian Empire. She emigrated as a child with her parents to the United States, and lived in ...more

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Donald Byrd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Musician, Trumpeter Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was best known as one of the only ...more

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Shirley Chisholm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. ...more

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Betty Castor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Politician, Teacher Betty Castor is an American educator and former politician and elected officeholder. Castor was elected to the Florida Senate and the Florida Education Commissioner, and she later served as the ...more

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Sarah Louise Delany is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Writer, Teacher Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany was an African-American educator and civil rights pioneer who was the subject, along with her younger sister Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany, of the New ...more

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William Trufant Foster is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Economist 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.

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William Howard Schuman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Composer William Howard Schuman was an American composer and arts administrator.

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Albert Ellis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Scientist Albert Ellis was an American psychologist who in 1955 developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He held M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and American ...more

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Lucy Diggs Slowe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Tennis player, Educator, Teacher Lucy Diggs Slowe was one of the original sixteen founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first sorority founded by African-American women. She was one of the nine original ...more

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Thomas Kean is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Thomas Kean Politician, Film Producer Thomas Howard "Tom" Kean, Sr. is an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 48th Governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990. Kean is best known globally, however, for his ...more

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Virginia Henderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Nurse, Writer Virginia Avenel Henderson, was an influential nurse, researcher, theorist and author. Henderson is famous for a definition of nursing: "The unique function of the nurse is to assist the ...more

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Nahas Angula is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Nahas Angula Politician Nahas Gideon Angula is a Namibian politician who was Prime Minister of Namibia from 2005 to 2012. He was Minister of Defense from 2012 to 2015.

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Norman Cousins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Professor Norman Cousins was an American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate.

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Charles Alston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Artist Charles Henry Alston was an African-American painter, sculptor, illustrator, muralist and teacher who lived and worked in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. Alston was active in the ...more

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Alma Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Artist Alma Woodsey Thomas was an African-American Expressionist painter and art educator. She lived and worked primarily in Washington, D.C. and the Washington Post described her as a force in the ...more

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Mary Antin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Writer 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.

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Neil Postman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Cultural critic, Author Neil Postman was an American author, media theorist and cultural critic, who is best known by the general public for his 1985 book about television, Amusing Ourselves to Death. For more than ...more

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Olga A. Méndez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Politician Olga A. Méndez was the first Puerto Rican woman elected to a state legislature in the United States mainland.

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Lynd Ward is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Illustrator, Artist Lynd Kendall Ward was an American artist and storyteller, known for his series of wordless novels using wood engraving, and his illustrations for juvenile and adult books. His wordless novels ...more

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Frank W. Cyr is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Frank W. Cyr, PhD was an American educator and author known especially for his contribution to school busing. As a specialist in rural education, he organized the United States' first national ...more

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Agnes Martin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Artist Agnes Bernice Martin was an American abstract painter. Often referred to as a minimalist, Martin considered herself an abstract expressionist. She was awarded a National Medal of Arts from the ...more

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Ennis Cosby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni

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Tao Xingzhi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Tao Xingzhi Tao Xingzhi, was a renowned 20th-century Chinese educator and reformer. He studied at Teachers College, Columbia University and returned to China to champion progressive education. His career in ...more

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Carolyn Sherwin Bailey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey Author, Writer Carolyn Sherwin Bailey was an American children's author. She was born in Hoosick Falls, New York and attended Teachers College, Columbia University, from which she graduated in 1896. She ...more

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Martin Haberman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Martin Haberman Martin Haberman was an educator who has developed interviewing techniques for identifying teachers and principals who will be successful in working with poor children. The most widely known of ...more

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William Heard Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
William Heard Kilpatrick William Heard Kilpatrick was an American pedagogue and a pupil, a colleague and a successor of John Dewey. He was a major figure in the progressive education movement of the early 20th century.

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Betsy Gotbaum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Politician, Teacher Elisabeth A. "Betsy" Gotbaum was the New York City Public Advocate. She was elected as Public Advocate for New York City in 2001, and reelected in 2005. She is the third woman elected ...more

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May Edward Chinn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
May Edward Chinn Physician May Edward Chinn was an African-American woman physician. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical College and the first African-American woman to ...more

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Rudolf Flesch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Rudolf Flesch Rudolf Flesch was an Austrian-born naturalised American author, and also a readability expert and writing consultant who was a vigorous proponent of plain English in the United States. He ...more

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Helen Reichert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Helen Reichert Helen Reichert was an American talk show personality, New York University professor, founder of The Round Table of Fashion Executives, and the oldest living alumnus of Cornell University at the ...more

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William P. Foster is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
William Patrick Foster, also known as The Law and The Maestro, was the director of the noted Florida A&M University Marching "100". He served as the band's director from 1946 to ...more

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Abraham S. Fischler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Abraham S. Fischler Abraham S. Fischler is an American academic, and was the second president of Nova Southeastern University. Fischler graduated from Columbia University in 1959 with his Ed.D. He went on to serve ...more

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Guillermo Linares is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Guillermo Linares Politician Guillermo Linares is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly who has represented the 72nd Assembly District in Manhattan since 2015, previously from 2011 to 2013. He is a former New ...more

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John Henry Fischer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
John Henry Fischer was an academic administrator who, as school superintendent, made Baltimore the first large American city to desegregate its public schools. He later served as dean and ...more

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Frank Shifreen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Frank Shifreen is an American artist, curator, and teacher. Shifreen played a significant part in the art movement of New York City in the early 1980s, organizing massive artist-run shows that ...more

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Marvin Rosen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Marvin Rosen Marvin Rosen is an American pianist, music educator, musicologist and host of the weekly radio program Classical Discoveries, which airs on WPRB 103.3 FM in Princeton, New Jersey. He is best ...more

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John D. Kendall is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
John D. Kendall John D. Kendall was a leader in bringing the Suzuki Method to the United States. In 1959 he was presented with a grant to travel to Japan to meet Shinichi Suzuki and translate his ideas and ...more

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Percy Hughes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni
Percy Hughes Percy Hughes was a philosopher and teacher, and a leading figure in the Philosophy, Education, and Psychology department at Lehigh University.