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Carnegie Mellon University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1967 with the merger of the Carnegie Institute of Technology (founded 1900) with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research (founded 1913).

Location:
Pittsburgh, PA

Founding Date:
1900

Team:
Tartans

Mascot:
Scotty

Enrollment:
7500

Official Website:
http://www.cmu.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hardie Albright
Actor
16-Dec-1903 7-Dec-1975 Angel on My Shoulder
Paul Allaire
Business
21-Jul-1938   Twice CEO of Xerox
René Auberjonois
Actor
1-Jun-1940   Changeling on Star Trek: DS9
Shari Belafonte
Actor
22-Sep-1954   Harry's daughter
Paul Ben-Victor
Actor
24-Jul-1965   The Wire
Carl Betz
Actor
9-Mar-1921 18-Jan-1978 The Donna Reed Show
Steven Bochco
Film/TV Producer
16-Dec-1943   Cop Rock
Matthew Bomer
Actor
11-Oct-1977   Neal Caffrey on White Collar
Christian Borle
Actor
1-Oct-1973   Tom Levitt on Smash
Barbara Bosson
Actor
1-Nov-1939   Fay Furillo on Hill Street Blues
Albert Brooks
Actor
22-Jul-1947   Broadcast News
Rodney Brooks
Scientist
30-Dec-1954   Robotics and artificial intelligence researcher
James L. Camaren
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Utilities Inc., 1996-2006
Robert H. Campbell
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Sunoco, 1991-2000
Jean Carson
Actor
28-Feb-1923 2-Nov-2005 Fun girl Daphne
Frank Converse
Actor
22-May-1938   Will Chandler on Movin' On
Gretchen Corbett
Actor
13-Aug-1947   Beth Davenport on The Rockford Files
David A. Coulter
Business
c. 1949   Vice Chairman of JP Morgan Chase, 2001-05
George A. Cowan
Physicist
15-Feb-1920 20-Apr-2012 Founder, Santa Fe Institute
John Patrick Crecine
Educator
22-Aug-1939 28-Apr-2008 President of Georgia Tech, 1987-94
James Cromwell
Actor
27-Jan-1940   Babe, L.A. Confidential
Ted Danson
Actor
29-Dec-1947   Bartender on Cheers
Erroll B. Davis, Jr.
Business
c. 1943   Chancellor, University System of Georgia
Nicole DeHuff
Actor
6-Jan-1974 16-Feb-2005 Meet the Parents
Dina Dublon
Business
1953   CFO of JP Morgan Chase, 1998-2004
William B. Ellis
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Northeast Utilities, 1983-93
Charles L. Evans
Economist
15-Jan-1958   President and CEO, Chicago Fed
William Eythe
Actor
7-Apr-1918 26-Jan-1957 The House on 92nd Street
Barbara Feldon
Actor
12-Mar-1933   Agent 99 on Get Smart
Sutton Foster
Actor
18-Mar-1975   Thoroughly Modern Millie
Cyrus F. Freidheim
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Sun Times Media Group, 2006-09
Chuck Geschke
Business
11-Sep-1939   Co-Founder of Adobe
Jeff Goldblum
Actor
22-Oct-1952   The Fly
James Gosling
Computer Programmer
19-May-1955   Creator of Java
Victor E. Grijalva
Business
c. 1939   Vice Chairman of Schlumberger, 1999-2001
Josh Groban
Musician
27-Feb-1981   Album Closer 3x platinum
Charles Haid
Actor
2-Jun-1943   Renko on Hill Street Blues
John L. Hall
Physicist
21-Aug-1934   Quantum optics
Van Hansis
Actor
25-Sep-1981   As the World Turns
Mariette Hartley
Actor
21-Jun-1940   CBS Morning Program
Elizabeth Hartman
Actor
23-Dec-1943 10-Jun-1987 A Patch of Blue
David Haskell
Actor
4-Jun-1948 30-Aug-2000 Godspell
Lewis Hay III
Business
c. 1955   CEO of FPL Group
Megan Hilty
Actor
29-Mar-1981   Ivy Lynn on Smash
Holly Hunter
Actor
20-Mar-1958   The Piano
Barry C. Johnson
Business
c. 1944   Villanova Dean of Engineering, 2002-06
Anita K. Jones
Educator
c. 1942   Professor at University of Virginia
Cherry Jones
Actor
21-Nov-1956   The Heiress
Phil Karlton
Computer Programmer
28-Feb-1947 20-Jun-1997 Netscape Principal Curmudgeon
Arthur Kennedy
Actor
17-Feb-1914 5-Jan-1990 The Man from Laramie
Vinod Khosla
Business
28-Jan-1955   Venture capitalist
Jack Klugman
Actor
27-Apr-1922 24-Dec-2012 The Odd Couple
Kurt R. Krauss
Business
c. 1950   Former Partner, Booz Allen Hamilton
Stephanie Kwolek
Chemist
31-Jul-1923   Invented Kevlar
Finn E. Kydland
Economist
Dec-1943   Dynamic macroeconomics
David L. Lander
Actor
22-Jun-1947   Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley
Paul C. Lauterbur
Scientist
6-May-1929 27-Mar-2007 Magnetic resonance imaging
Jim Levy
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Activision, 1979-86
Judith Light
Actor
9-Feb-1949   Angela Bower on Who's the Boss?
Arthur Lubin
Film Director
25-Jul-1898 12-May-1995 Phantom of the Opera
Gabriel Macht
Actor
22-Jan-1972   Behind Enemy Lines
Rachel Maines
Scholar
8-Jul-1950   The Technology of Orgasm
Joe Manganiello
Actor
28-Dec-1976   Alcide Herveaux on True Blood
Nancy Marchand
Actor
19-Jun-1928 18-Jun-2000 Mrs. Pynchon on Lou Grant
Frank J. Marshall
Business
c. 1947   Former Cisco VP
Declan McCullagh
Journalist
1971   CNET Senior Editor
Michael C. McFarland
Educator
1948   President, College of the Holy Cross
Michael McKean
Actor
17-Oct-1947   This Is Spinal Tap, SNL
Ming-Na
Actor
20-Nov-1963   ER, voice of Mulan
Edgar Mitchell
Astronaut
17-Sep-1930   6th to walk on the Moon
Katy Mixon
Actor
30-Mar-1981   Victoria Flynn on Mike & Molly
Vaughn Monroe
Singer
7-Oct-1911 21-May-1973 Racing with the Moon
Dale Mortensen
Economist
2-Feb-1939   Job creation and destruction
Greg Mottola
Film Director
11-Jul-1964   Superbad
Richard A. Noll
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Hanesbrands
Jenny O'Hara
Actor
24-Feb-1942   Dixie Randazzo on My Sister Sam
Cote de Pablo
Actor
12-Nov-1979   Ziva David on Navy NCIS
George Pake
Scientist
1-Apr-1924 4-Mar-2004 First director of Xerox PARC
Okey L. Patteson
Politician
14-Sep-1898 3-Jul-1989 Governor of West Virginia, 1949-53
Randy Pausch
Educator
23-Oct-1960 25-Jul-2008 The Last Lecture
George Peppard
Actor
1-Oct-1928 8-May-1994 The A Team
Jack Plotnick
Actor
30-Oct-1968   Xandir on Drawn Together
J. Thomas Presby
Business
c. 1940   COO of Deloitte and Touche, 1995-2001
Edward C. Prescott
Economist
26-Dec-1940   Dynamic macroeconomics
Zachary Quinto
Actor
2-Jun-1977   Sylar on Heroes
Sally Jessy Raphael
Talk Show Host
25-Feb-1935   Controversialist talk show host
Carl Benton Reid
Actor
14-Aug-1893 16-Mar-1973 The Little Foxes
Judith Resnik
Astronaut
5-Apr-1949 28-Jan-1986 Challenger astronaut
Leo Robin
Songwriter
6-Apr-1900 29-Dec-1984 Thanks For The Memory
George Romero
Film Director
4-Feb-1940   Night of the Living Dead
Kenneth L. Rose
Business
c. 1937   Henkels & McCoy
Mark Russinovich
Computer Programmer
c. 1966   Microsoft Windows Internals
Laura San Giacomo
Actor
14-Nov-1962   Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Richard Sanders
Actor
23-Aug-1940   Les Nessman on WKRP
Howard A. Schmidt
Government
?   White House cybersecurity chief
Jonathan I. Schwartz
Business
20-Oct-1965   CEO of Sun Microsystems
Clifford G. Shull
Physicist
23-Sep-1915 31-Mar-2001 Neutron scattering
Howard Da Silva
Actor
4-May-1909 16-Feb-1986 Bartender in The Lost Weekend
Lester P. Silverman
Business
1947   Former Partner, McKinsey & Co.
Pradeep Sindhu
Business
1953   Co-Founder of Juniper Networks
Lane Smith
Actor
29-Apr-1936 13-Jun-2005 The Final Days
D. Michael Steuert
Business
c. 1948   CFO of Fluor
Ivan Sutherland
Engineer
16-May-1938   Father of computer graphics
Robin Thomas
Actor
12-Feb-1949   Louis Perillo on The Division
Sada Thompson
Actor
27-Sep-1929 4-May-2011 Kate Lawrence on Family
Sebastian Thrun
Scientist
1967   Stanford AI Laboratory
Regis Toomey
Actor
13-Aug-1898 12-Oct-1991 Burke's Law
Michael Tucker
Actor
6-Feb-1945   Stuart Markowitz on L.A. Law
Tamara Tunie
Actor
14-Mar-1959   Jessica Griffin on As the World Turns
Blair Underwood
Actor
25-Aug-1964   Malibu's Most Wanted
Kurt Vonnegut
Novelist
11-Nov-1922 11-Apr-2007 Slaughterhouse Five
Loudon Wainwright III
Singer/Songwriter
5-Feb-1947   Rufus was a Tit-Man
John H. Walker
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Global Brass and Copper
Carl Ware
Business
30-Sep-1943   Former Coca-Cola executive
Andy Warhol
Artist
6-Aug-1928 22-Feb-1987 Pop Art movement
Bruce Weitz
Actor
27-May-1943   Sgt. Belker on Hill Street Blues
Oliver E. Williamson
Economist
27-Sep-1932   Transaction cost economics
Charles E. Wilson
Government
18-Jul-1890 26-Sep-1961 US Secretary of Defense, 1953-57
Patrick Wilson
Actor
3-Jul-1973   The Phantom of the Opera
Nicholas Worth
Actor
4-Sep-1938 7-May-2007 Don't Answer the Phone!
John B. Yasinsky
Business
c. 1939   CEO of OMNOVA Solutions, 1999-2000
Bud Yorkin
Film Director
22-Feb-1926   Start the Revolution Without Me
Jeffrey Zaslow
Author
6-Oct-1958 10-Feb-2012 Replaced Ann Landers

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Elizabeth E. Bailey
Educator
1938   Professor, the Wharton School
John Patrick Crecine
Educator
22-Aug-1939 28-Apr-2008 President of Georgia Tech, 1987-94
Clinton Davisson
Physicist
22-Oct-1881 1-Feb-1958 Diffraction of electrons
Kenneth B. Dunn
Business
2-Nov-1951   Dean, Tepper School of Business, CMU
Martha J. Farah
Psychologist
c. 1955   Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, UPenn
James Goodby
Diplomat
20-Dec-1929   US Ambassador to Finland, 1980-81
John Heinz
Politician
23-Oct-1938 4-Apr-1991 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-91
Alfred D. Hershey
Scientist
4-Dec-1908 22-May-1997 Molecular structure of viral genes
Walter Kohn
Chemist
9-Mar-1923   Density-functional theory
Finn E. Kydland
Economist
Dec-1943   Dynamic macroeconomics
Robert Lucas
Economist
15-Sep-1937   Theory of rational expectations
Merton H. Miller
Economist
16-May-1923 3-Jun-2000 Modigliani-Miller theorem
Franco Modigliani
Economist
18-Jun-1918 25-Sep-2003 Life-cycle theory
Thomas Gale Moore
Economist
6-Nov-1930   Council of Economic Advisers, 1985-89
C. D. Mote, Jr.
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of Maryland
Randy Pausch
Educator
23-Oct-1960 25-Jul-2008 The Last Lecture
John A. Pople
Chemist
31-Oct-1925 15-Mar-2004 Quantum mechanics of molecules
Edward C. Prescott
Economist
26-Dec-1940   Dynamic macroeconomics
Raj Reddy
Educator
13-Jun-1937   Professor of Computer Science, CMU
Kathryn L. Shaw
Economist
c. 1954   Council of Economic Advisers, 1999-2001
Herbert A. Simon
Economist
15-Jun-1916 9-Feb-2001 Administrative Behavior
Anna Deavere Smith
Actor
18-Sep-1950   Nancy McNally on The West Wing
Otto Stern
Physicist
17-Feb-1888 17-Aug-1969 Molecular beam experiment
Sebastian Thrun
Scientist
1967   Stanford AI Laboratory

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Elizabeth E. Bailey
Educator
1938   Professor, the Wharton School
Frank V. Cahouet
Business
25-May-1932   CEO of Mellon Financial, 1987-98
Jared L. Cohon
Educator
c. 1947   President, Carnegie Mellon University
John Patrick Crecine
Educator
22-Aug-1939 28-Apr-2008 President of Georgia Tech, 1987-94
Erroll B. Davis, Jr.
Business
c. 1943   Chancellor, University System of Georgia
Dina Dublon
Business
1953   CFO of JP Morgan Chase, 1998-2004
Kenneth B. Dunn
Business
2-Nov-1951   Dean, Tepper School of Business, CMU
William B. Ellis
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Northeast Utilities, 1983-93
Paul J. Flory
Chemist
19-Jun-1910 9-Sep-1985 Studied polymers
Claire W. Gargalli
Business
c. 1942   President of Equimark, 1984-90
Ira J. Gumberg
Business
c. 1953   CEO of J. J. Gumberg Co.
Alfred D. Hershey
Scientist
4-Dec-1908 22-May-1997 Molecular structure of viral genes
Richard B. Kelson
Business
20-Nov-1946   CFO of Alcoa, 1997-2006
Martin G. McGuinn
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Mellon Financial, 1999-2006
Robert Mehrabian
Business
31-Jul-1941   CEO of Teledyne
Elizabeth Paté-Cornell
Educator
17-Aug-1948   Risk analysis expert, Stanford professor
Raj Reddy
Educator
13-Jun-1937   Professor of Computer Science, CMU
Eric Schmidt
Business
27-Apr-1955   CEO of Google, 2001-11
H. Guyford Stever
Educator
24-Oct-1916 9-Apr-2010 President of CMU, 1965-72
Wesley W. von Schack
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Energy East
Helge H. Wehmeier
Business
1943   CEO of Bayer Corporation, 1995-2002

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Honus Wagner
Baseball
24-Feb-1874 6-Dec-1955 Pittsburgh shortstop on valuable baseball card


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