List of Clark University people
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list of Clark University people features alumni, including currently matriculating students and alumni that are graduates or non-matriculating students of Clark University and faculty. Academia [ edit ] Edwin Aldrin – father of Buzz Aldrin (DSc 1969), worked with Robert Goddard on his theories of rocketry (1915) Mildred Allen – physicist (PhD Physics 1922) Adelbert Ames, Jr. – research professor at Dartmouth College, pioneered the study of physiological optics Clarence Barber – Canadian economist (MA 1941) Jill Beck – president of Lawrence University, spent a summer as a Radio City Rockette while an undergraduate at Clark (BA Philosophy and Art History)  Gwen Bell – co-founder and president of the Computer Museum (PhD Geography 1967, DSc 1994) Samuel Flagg Bemis – two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize (LHD 1937) Moti Bodek – Tel Aviv University & Bezalel Academy of Art and Design professor (MPA 1995) Hermon Carey Bumpus – Fifth president of Tufts College (now Tufts University) (LLD 1909) Alexander Francis Chamberlain – anthropologist Levi L. Conant – mathematician (no degree awarded; scholar of mathematics at Clark from 1890 to 1891)  John H. Flavell – Stanford University Professor (MA Psychology 1952, Phd 1955) E. Franklin Frazier – sociologist (MA) Yair Galily – Israeli sociologist (MSc Communications, 1996) Arnold Gesell – Yale professor known for his contributions to child psychology (PhD Psychology 1906) Henry H. Goddard – psychologist (PhD Psychology 1899) Robert H. Goddard – rocket engineer, invented the modern day rocket (MA Physics 1910, PhD Physics 1911, DSc 1945) Thomas F. Goreau – mmarine biologist and authority on coral reef ecology Frederick Grinnell – cell biologist, bio-ethicist, shortlist 2010 Royal Society Prizes for Science Books (BA Chemistry 1966) Clarence N. Hickman – rocket scientist and recipient of the Medal for Merit, known as the "Father of Scientific Archery" and for his involvement in the development of the bazooka (DSc 1946) John Irwin Hutchinson – mathematician (no degree awarded; scholar and fellow in Mathematics at Clark from 1890 to 1892)  Grayson L. Kirk – President of the Council on Foreign Relations and president of Columbia University during the student protests of 1968 (LLD 1953) Tae-Hwan Kwak – chair-professor at Kyungnam University and former president of the Korea Institute for National Unification (MA International Relations 1963) William L. Langer historian, head of the Research and Analysis Branch of the Office of Strategic Services (no degree awarded; took courses on international relations at Clark from 1915 to 1917 while teaching at Worcester Academy) Solomon Lefschetz – mathematician (PhD 1911, DSc 1952) J. Ross Mackay – Canadian geographer (BA Geography 1939) Shannon Boyd-Bailey McCune – geographer, university president, and recipient of the Medal of Freedom (PhD Geography 1939, LLD 1960)  Margaret Morse Nice – ornithologist (MA Biology 1915) Howard W. Odum – sociologist and founder of the journal (PhD Psychology 1909) Social Forces Vance Randolph – folklorist, his book Ozark Superstitions is dedicated to the memory of his Clark mentor G. Stanley Hall (MA Psychology) Mannque Rho – South Korean theoretical physicist (Bachelor's 1960, DSc 2003) Walter Ristow – head of map division at New York Public Library and Library of Congress (Doctorate)  W.S. Small – experimental psychologist L. S. Stavrianos – historian (MA, PhD) Francis Sumner – first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in psychology at an American university Amy Tanner – psychologist Lewis Terman – pioneer in cognitive psychology (PhD 1905) L.T.E. Thompson – physicist and ballistician (Physics MA 1915, PhD 1917) Thomas Gordon Thompson chemist and oceanographer, namesake of two oceanographic research ships (BA 1914) Albert Potter Wills – PhD advisor of the Nobel Prize winner Isidor Isaac Rabi (PhD 1897) Business [ edit ] Cho, Dae-sik – chairman of the SK SUPEX Council (MBA 1985)  Sonia Gardner - co-founder of Avenue Capital Group Matt Goldman – co-founder of the Blue Man Group (BA Economics 1983, MBA 1984, LHD 2015) Jacob Hiatt - Former president of Rand-Whitney, acquired by Kraft Group in 1972, Hiatt's daughter Myra married Robert Kraft; namesake of Clark's Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education and Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology, life trustee of Clark University (master's 1946, LLD 1977) Robert J. Hurst – former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs, former Clark trustee 1983–95 (BA 1966, LHD 2006) Andrew M. Klein - Chairman of Broward Health (NBHD) (BA Economics, BA Government 1989) Alan Kotok – computer pioneer, Digital architect, associate chairman of W3C (MBA 1978) Marc Lasry – CEO and co-founder of Avenue Capital Group (BA History 1981) Michael Marcus – commodities trader William S. "Bill" Mosakowski – Founder and President and CEO of Public Consulting Group (BA Political Science and Government 1976) Hugh Panero – CEO of XM Radio (BA Government 1978) Thomas Peterffy – entrepreneur, founder, chairman, and CEO of Interactive Brokers Group and played a key role in founding the Boston Options Exchange Arthur J. Remillard, Jr. – millionaire and founder and former CEO and chairman of Commerce Insurance Group, now the core of Mapfre's US operations (BA 1956, LHD 2008) Fred Rosen – former CEO of Ticketmaster, co-founder of the Bel Air Homeowners Alliance Ronald M. "Ron" Shaich – founder of Panera Bread and Au Bon Pain, founded a general store while an undergraduate at Clark (BA Government 1976) Mark A. Tepper – co-founder, president, and chief scientific officer of Corbus Pharmaceuticals (BA Chemistry 1979, summa cum laude)  Government, law, and public policy [ edit ] D'Army Bailey – former Circuit Court Judge in Shelby County, TN, founder of the National Civil Rights Museum, and civil rights activist John E. Barriere – Former executive director of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee (1965–78), staff director of the Housing Subcommittee, and aide to Speakers of the House John William McCormack, Carl Albert, and Tip O'Neill; shepherded bills including the Civil Rights Act of 1968, to passage; his sister Eleanor graduated from Clark in 1944 (BA History 1942, LLD 1969)   Terri Bonoff – former Minnesota state senator and deputy senate minority leader, and 2016 congressional candidate (BA Psychology and Sociology 1979) David Brenerman – member of the Maine House of Representatives and ceremonial mayor of Portland, Maine (BA 1973 Government) Peng Chun Chang – High-level Chinese diplomat who played a pivotal role in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (BA 1913, LLD 1938) Beth Edmonds – Maine State Senator (BA Geography 1972) Merrill Gay – advocate for early childhood education and candidate for Mayor of New Britain, CT John M. Granville – USAID diplomat assassinated in Sudan William D. Hassett – Assistant Secretary (1935–44) and then Secretary to the President (1944-52) under Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, Hassett also sometimes served as press secretary and was the person who announced Roosevelt's death (attended Clark's collegiate department from 1902 to 1904 but may not have graduated, honorary MA 1945)  Ellen Hughes-Cromwick – Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Commerce (2015-17), chief global economist of Ford Motor Company, member of the Clark University Board of Trustees (2017-present) (MA International Development 1988, PhD Economics 1986)  Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside – Canadian ambassador to Mexico (1944–47) and commissioner of the Northwest Territories (1947–50); taught history at Clark (MA 1921, PhD 1923, LLD 1951) Joseph L. Kennedy – independent candidate in the United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 2010 (BA Computer Science 1993) Kim Chung-yum – South Korean Ambassador to Japan, Chief Presidential Secretary, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and Minister of Finance Mark MacDonald – member of the Vermont House of Representatives and Vermont Senate. (BA Government & International Relations 1972)  Raymond Mariano – Mayor of Worcester, MA, 1993–2001 (MPA 1982) Floyd McKissick Jr. – North Carolina state senator, deputy senate minority leader (BA Geography) Libérat Mfumukeko – Secretary-General of the East African Community (MBA 1994) Richard T. Moore – Massachusetts State Senator (BA History 1966) Libby Pataki – First Lady of New York and wife of Republican presidential candidate George Pataki Michael P. Ross – member of the Boston City Council since 1999, representing District 8, which includes Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the Fenway (BA 1993) Suh Sang-chul – South Korean government minister killed in the Rangoon bombing (Bachelor's 1958, master's 1959, posthumous LLD 1984) Olta Xhaçka – Albanian Minister of Defense and former Minister of Social Welfare and Youth Military [ edit ] Andrew J. Olmsted – U.S. Army Major; blogger; killed in action while serving in the Iraq War (BA Government & International Relations 1992) Journalism and media [ edit ] Literature [ edit ] Art, entertainment, and architecture [ edit ] Religion [ edit ] Athletics and exploration [ edit ] Activism and reform [ edit ] Faculty [ edit ] Presidents [ edit ] G. Stanley Hall, 1888–1920 (University) (LLD 1924) Carroll D. Wright, 1902–1909 (College) (LLD 1902) Edmund Sanford, 1909–1920 (College) (LLD 1924) Wallace Walter Atwood, 1920–1946 (LLD 1946) Howard B. Jefferson, 1946–1967 (LHD 1967) Frederick H. Jackson, 1967–1970 Glenn W. Ferguson, 1970–1973 Alan E. Guskin, 1973 (acting) Mortimer H. Appley, 1974–1984 (LLD 1984) Richard P. Traina, 1984–2000 (LHD 2001) John E. Bassett, 2000–2010 (LLD 2011) David Angel, 2010-  References [ edit ]
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