List of University of Southern California people


List of University of Southern California people

This is a list of notable alumni, faculty, and students, from the University of Southern California. For individual who qualify for multiple categories, they have been placed under the section for which they are best known.

Alumni and students

Academia

* Leo Buscaglia (B.A. 1950, M.A. 1954, Ph.D. 1963) Educator, best-selling author
* George V. Chilingar (B.S. 1949, M.S. 1950, Ph.D. 1956) Distinguished petroleum geologist
* Fred Cohen (Ph.D. 1986) Computer scientist; inventor of computer virus defense techniques
* Alice Gast (B.S. 1980) President of Lehigh University
* George Gerbner (M.A. 1951, Ph.D. 1955) Communication theorist; founder of cultivation theory
* Piara Singh Gill (B.S. 1935, M.S. 1936) Pioneer in cosmic ray nuclear physics
*Robert M. Gray (Ph.D. 1966) Information theorist; professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University
* Loren Grey (B.A. 1939, M.S. 1954, Ph.D. 1959) Author and educational psychologist
* Adam Herbert (B.A. 1966, M.P.A. 1968) President, Indiana University
* Philip G. Hoffman (M.A. 1942) Former President of the University of Houston, first Chancellor of the University of Houston System
* Howard P. House (M.D. 1935) Ear specialist and founder of the House Ear Institute
* Amando Kapauan (Ph.D. 1959) Chemist and researcher
* Jonathan Kellerman (Ph.D. 1974) Clinical psychologist and prolific writer
* Ellis O. Knox (M.A. 1928, Ph.D. 1931) Educator, first African-American to be awarded a Ph.D. on the West Coast
* Bart Kosko (B.A. 1982) Intelligent systems expert and science fiction writer
* Vijay Kumar (Ph.D. 1983) Pioneer of quaternary error-correction codes
* Anthony Lazzaro (B.S. 1948) USC Senior Vice President
* Paul Locatelli (Ph.D. 1971) President and professor of accounting at Santa Clara University
* John Mearsheimer (M.A. 1974) Political scientist, well known neorealist
* Max More (Ph.D. 1995) Philosopher and futurist, founder of Extropy Institute
* James Porter Moreland (Ph.D. 1985) Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University
* Dennis J. Murray (M.P.A. 1971, Ph.D. 1977) President of Marist College
*Gordon H. Sato (B.S. 1951) Biochemists, founder of the Manzanar Project
* Rangaswamy Srinivasan (Ph.D. 1956) Discoverer of Ablative Photodecomposition (APD) and co-inventor of the LASIK procedure
* Norman Topping (B.A. 1933, M.D. 1936) Former University President and NIH associate director; helped develop a typhus vaccine and the first effective treatment against Rocky Mountain spotted fever
* Laura Skandera Trombley (Ph.D. 1989) President of Pitzer College
* Andrew Viterbi (Ph.D. 1962) Inventor of the Viterbi algorithm, CDMA, co-founder of Qualcomm and benefactor of the Viterbi School of Engineering

Architecture

* Gregory Ain (attended the School of Architecture from 1927–28) FAIA
* Frank Gehry (B.Arch. 1954, Honorary Doctorate 2000) FAIA; Pritzker Prize winner
* Jon Jerde (B.Arch. 1964) FAIA
* Edward Killingsworth (B.Arch. 1940) FAIA
* Pierre Koenig (B.Arch. 1952) FAIA
* Thom Mayne (B.Arch. 1968) FAIA, Principal of Morphosis, Pritzker Prize laureate, and Co-Founder of Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC)
* Raphael Soriano (B.Arch. 1934) FAIA
* Paul Revere Williams (B.S. 1919) First African American member of the American Institute of Architects

Art

* Paul McCarthy (M.F.A. 1973) Artist
* Kenneth Price (B.F.A. 1956) Ceramic artist and printmaker
* Marvin Saltzman (B.F.A, M.F.A. 1959) Painter
* Delmer J. Yoakum (attended the Roski School of Fine Arts) Artist

Astronauts

* Neil Armstrong (1970, M.S. Aerospace Engineering, 2005 Honorary Doctorate in Science) USAF X-15 pilot, First man on the Moon
* Charles A. Bassett, II (1960s, graduate work)
* Karol J. Bobko (1970, M.S. Aerospace Engineering)
* Charles F. Bolden, Jr. (1977, M.S. Systems Management)
* Gerald P. Carr (1954, B.S. Mechanical Engineering)
* Nancy J. Currie (1985, M.S. Systems Management)
* William H. Dana (1958, M.S. Aerospace Engineering)
* Brian Duffy (1981, M.S. Systems Management)
* Henry C. Gordon (1966, M.B.A.)
* Jerry M. Linenger (1988, M.S. Systems Management)
* James A. Lovell (1961, Aviation Safety School)
* Carlos I. Noriega (1981, B.S. Computer Science)
* Kenneth S. Reightler, Jr. (1984, M.S. Systems Management)
* Walter M. Schirra (1969, Honorary Doctorate in Science)
* Pierre J. Thuot (1985, M.S. Systems Management)

Athletics

* Bibiana Candelas - Volleyball player
* Phil Hill - only American-born driver to win the Formula One driving championship
* Lisa Moretti (B.A. 1984) Professional female wrestler, worked for the World Wrestling Entertainment under the stage name Ivory
* Jess Mortensen - NCAA champion track athlete and coach.
* Dave Salo - Noted swimming coach

Basketball

* Elías Larry Ayuso - Professional basketball player
* Cynthia Cooper - Professional basketball player, 2-time Olympic medalist
* Lisa Leslie - WNBA player, 4-time Olympic champion
* O. J. Mayo - Professional basketball player with the Memphis Grizzlies.
* Cheryl Miller - Basketball Hall of Fame, former USC women's coach
* Brian Scalabrine - NBA Forward
* Bill Sharman - Basketball Hall of Famer
* Tina Thompson - WNBA player, 2-time Olympic champion
* Paul Westphal - Professional basketball player, current Head Coach of Pepperdine Basketball
* Tex Winter - Basketball coach (inventor of the Triangle offense)
* Nick Young - Professional Basketball player with the Washington Wizards.

Baseball

* Gabe Alvarez
* Brian Bannister
* Bret Barberie - former Major League Baseball infielder; Olympic gold medalist
* Jim Barr (B.S.B.A. 1970) Former Major League Baseball pitcher
* Aaron Boone - Professional baseball player 1997-present
* Bret Boone - Professional baseball player 1992-2005
* Damon Buford
* Don Buford
* Steve Busby
* Jeff Cirillo
* Jeff Clement
* Rich Dauer
* Rod Dedeaux (B.S.B.A. 1935) Legendary USC Trojans baseball coach and a member of the 1935 Brooklyn Dodgers
* Dave Engle
* Morgan Ensberg - Professional baseball player, 2000-present, 2005 all-star
* Seth Etherton
* Ron Fairly
* Randy Flores
* Ron Flores
* Mike Gillespie
* George Grande
* Jess Hill
* Geoff Jenkins - Professional baseball player 1998-present
* Randy Johnson - Professional baseball player, the "Big Unit" 1988-present
* Jacque Jones - professional baseball player 1999-present
* Steve Kemp - Professional baseball player 1977-1988
* Ian Kennedy
* Dave Kingman - professional baseball player 1971-1986
* Rene Lachemann - Former MLB manager
* Jason Lane - professional baseball player 2002-present
* Bill Lee
* Justin Lehr
* Bob Lillis
* Fred Lynn - Professional baseball player 1974-1990
* Mark McGwire - Professional baseball player 1986-2001
* Chad Moeller
* Eric Munson - Professional baseball player 2000-present
* Mark Prior - Professional baseball player 2003-present
* Anthony Reyes
* Tom Seaver (B.A. 1975) Professional baseball Hall of Fame pitcher 1967-1986
* Roy Smalley - Professional baseball player 1975-1987
* Mark Smith
* Gary Sutherland
* Ken Yasuda
* Barry Zito - Professional baseball pitcher 2000-present

American Football

The University of Southern California has had a number of notable American football players. The following list includes all former USC football players that have articles on Wikipedia. Please note: Some former players may be listed elsewhere due to other achievements (i.e. John Wayne and Ward Bond, became better known as actors; Quincy Woods became better known as an Olympian, etc.)
* George Achica - Consensus All-American
* Pete Adams
* DelVaughn Alexander
* Marcus Allen - Heisman Trophy winner, College Football Hall of Fame Pro Football Hall of Fame
* Marcell Allmond
* John Allred
* Charley Ane
* Sam Anno
* Marger Apsit
* Kevin Arbet
* Jon Arnett - College Football Hall of Fame
* Earl Audet
* Don Avery
* Red Badgro - Pro Football Hall of Famer
* Bill Bain
* Johnny Baker - College Football Hall of Fame, All-American
* Terry Baker (J.D. 1968) - College Football Hall of Fame, Heisman Trophy winner at Oregon State, played quarterback in NFL and CFL
* Sam Baker - 2x All-American
* Chip Banks
* Al Bansavage
* Bradford Banta
* Jack Banta
* Kurt Barber
* Nate Barragar
* Al Barry
* Joe Barry
* Mike Battle
* Pete Beathard
* Ricky Bell - College Football Hall of Fame
* Duane Bickett
* Darnell Bing
* Bob Blackman
* John David Booty
* Tony Boselli
* Mark Boyer
* Hoby Brenner
* Lou Brock Jr.
* Tay Brown - College Football Hall of Fame
* Joey Browner
* Keith Browner
* Will Buchanon
* Brad Budde - College Football Hall of Fame
* Rudy Bukich
* Frank Buncom
* Reggie Bush - Heisman Trophy winner
* Ray Butler
* Dominique Byrd
* Dave Cadigan
* Lynn Cain
* Leo Calland
* Al Carmichael
* Mark Carrier
* Chris Cash
* Matt Cassel
* Bob Chandler
* Chris Claiborne - Butkus Award winner
* Travis Claridge
* Don Clark
* Monte Clark
* Leon Clarke
* Paul Cleary - College Football Hall of Fame
* Garry Cobb
* Shaun Cody
* Angelo Coia
* Keary Colbert
* Rashard Cook
* Curtis Conway
* Marcus Cotton
* Al Cowlings
* Jeff Cravath
* Lindon Crow
* Sam Cunningham
* Mario Danelo
* Anthony Davis - College Football Hall of Fame
* Clarence Davis
* Fred Davis
* DeChon Burns
* Derrick Deese
* Jack Del Rio
* Hershel Dennis
* Kori Dickerson
* Don Doll
* Morley Drury - College Football Hall of Fame
* Coye Dunn
* Sedrick Ellis
* Riki Ellison
* Ricky Ervins
* Charlie Evans
* Vince Evans
* Justin Fargas
* John Ferraro - College Football Hall of Fame
* Craig Fertig
* Bob Fisher
* Jeff Fisher
* Bill Fisk
* James Fitzpatrick
* Chris Foote
* Cole Ford
* Lonnie Ford
* Roy Foster
* Scott Galbraith
* Mike Garrett - College Football Hall of Fame, Heisman Trophy winner; current USC Athletic Director
* Norberto Garrido
* Mike Garzoni
* William Gay
* David Gibson
* Frank Gifford - College Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame; TV analyst
* Bill Gray
* Matt Grootegoed
* Gregg Guenther
* Pat Haden - All-American QB; Rhodes Scholar; NFL Pro-Bowler; TV analyst
* Hal Bedsole
* Willie Hall
* Mike Haluchak
* Brandon Hancock
* Travis Hannah
* Jim Hardy
* Pat Harlow
* Carter Hartwig
* Bob Hendren
* Ed Henke
* Ed Hervey
* Ralph Heywood
* Jesse Hibbs
* Donnie Hickman
* Fred Hill
* Jess Hill
* Bob Hoffman
* John Hoffman
* Lamont Hollinquest
* Alex Holmes
* Mike Holmgren
* Leroy Holt
* Hudson Houck
* Pat Howell
* Mike Hull
* John Jackson
* Lawrence Jackson
* Dwayne Jarrett
* Gary Jeter
* Keyshawn Johnson
* Rob Johnson
* Winston Justice
* Mort Kaer - College Football Hall of Fame
* Ryan Kalil
* Norm Katnik
* Brian Kelly
* Kareem Kelly
* Ryan Killeen
* David Kirtman
* Bob Klein
* Sammy Knight
* Jeff Kopp
* Al Krueger
* Jason Leach
* Brad Leggett
* Matt Leinart - Heisman Trophy winner
* Dave Lewis
* Karl Lorch
* Ronnie Lott - College Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Famer
* Oscar Lua
* Taitusi Lutui
* Malaefou MacKenzie
* Tom Malone
* Todd Marinovich
* Rod Martin
* Bryce Matthews
* Clay Matthews
* Grant Mattos
* Fred Matua
* Ray May
* Earl McCullouch
* Sultan McCullough
* Daylon McCutcheon
* Mike McDonald
* Paul McDonald
* Tim McDonald
* Chris McFoy
* Willie McGinest
* Larry McGrew
* Marlin McKeever
* Mike McKeever - College Football Hall of Fame
* Dan McMillan
* Robert McNeish
* Johnny McWilliams
* John Michels
* Billy Miller
* Jason Mitchell
* Ron Mix - Pro Football Hall of Famer
* Fili Moala
* Marv Montgomery
* Zeke Moreno
* Boyd Morgan
* Pat Morris
* Chad Morton
* Johnnie Morton
* Don Mosebar
* Anthony Munoz - Pro Football Hall of Famer
* Gerry Mullins
* Jim Musick
* Bill Nelsen
* Jim Obradovich
* Pat O'Hara
* Ifeanyi Ohalete
* Dan Owens
* Carson Palmer - Heisman Trophy winner
* Petros Papadakis
* Mike Patterson
* Rodney Peete
* Volney Peters
* Charles Phillips
* Erny Pinckert - College Football Hall of Fame
* Kennedy Pola
* Troy Polamalu - All-American; NFL Pro Bowler; Super Bowl Champion
* Will Poole
* Ryan Powdrell
* Marvin Powell - College Football Hall of Fame
* Marc Raab
* Chilo Rachal
* Bill Radovich
* Drew Radovich
* Mike Rae
* LaJuan Ramsey
* Danny Reece
* Kris Richard
* Bernard Riley
* Steve Riley
* Keith Rivers
* C. R. Roberts
* Jacob Rogers
* Aaron Rosenberg - College Football Hall of Fame
* Tim Rossovich
* Karl Rubke
* Frostee Rucker
* Ken Ruettgers
* Darrell Russell
* Tim Ryan
* Eddie Saenz
* Paul Salata
* Sean Salisbury - ESPN football analyst
* Mike Sanford
* Dallas Sartz
* Henry Schmidt
* Bill Schultz
* Jim Sears
* Junior Seau - NFL Pro Bowler
* Jason Sehorn
* Rocky Seto
* Rod Sherman
* O.J. Simpson - Heisman Trophy winner, College Football Hall of Fame; NFL Hall of Fame; actor
* Antuan Simmons
* Tony Slaton
* Dennis Smith
* Ernie Smith - College Football Hall of Fame
* Harry Smith - College Football Hall of Fame
* Sid Smith
* Steve Smith
* Tody Smith
* R. Jay Soward
* Matt Spanos
* Markus Steele
* Bob Svihus
* Lynn Swann - College Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame; TV analyst
* Calvin Sweeney
* Lofa Tatupu - NFL Pro Bowler
* Mosi Tatupu
* Brice Taylor
* Mike Taylor
* Skip Thomas
* Terrell Thomas
* Dennis Thurman
* Mark Tucker
* Kenechi Udeze
* Keith Van Horne
* Lenny Vandermade
* John Vella
* Jim Vellone
* Kyle Wachholtz
* Lowell Wagner
* John Walker
* Cotton Warburton - College Football Hall of Fame
* Scott Ware
* Chauncey Washington
* Charlie Weaver
* Lee Webb
* Charles White - Heisman Trophy winner, College Football Hall of Fame
* LenDale White
* Brian Williams
* Eric Williams
* Johnny Williams
* Kyle Williams
* Mike Williams - NFL first round draft pick
* Thomas Williams
* Matt Willig
* Ben Wilson
* Richard Wood - College Football Hall of Fame
* Willie Wood - Pro Football Hall of Fame
* Manuel Wright
* Justin Wyatt
* Ron Yary - College Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame
* Charle Young - College Football Hall of Fame

Golf

* Nicole Castrale (B.A. 2001) LPGA golfer
* Al Geiberger (B.A. 1959) - Professional golfer
* Brian Henninger - Professional golfer
* Jennifer Rosales - Professional golfer
* Dave Stockton - Professional golfer
* Scott Simpson (B.S.B.A. 1978) - Professional golfer
* Craig Stadler - Professional golfer
* Kevin Stadler (B.A. 2002) Professional golfer

Olympians

* Edgar Ablowich - Olympic champion, track & field
* Rink Babka - Olympic silver medalist, discus throw; former world record holder
* Arthur Barnard - Olympic bronze medalist, track & field
* Lee Barnes - Olympic champion, track & field
* Lindsay Benko - Olympic champion, swimming
* Robert Bennett - Olympic Bronze medalist, swimming
* Kim Black - Olympic champion, swimming
* Charles Borah - Olympic champion, track & field
* Joe Bottom - Olympic silver medalist, swimming; International Hall of Famer
* Clifford Bourland - Olympic champion, 4 x 400 metres relay
* Emil Breitkreutz - USC's first Olympian (1904): bronze medalist, track & field
* Brad Bridgewater - Olympic champion, swimming
* Arto Bryggare - Olympic bronze medalist, track & field
* Tonie Campbell - Olympic Bronze Medalist, track & field
* Patty Cardenas - Olympic silver medalist, water polo
* Edward Carfagno (M.Arch. 1933) - Olympic Fencer; winner of three Academy Awards
* Ken Carpenter - Olympic champion, discus throw
* Chris Cavanaugh - Olympic champion, swimming
* Rex Cawley - Olympic champion, track & field
* Peter Clentzos (B.A. 1932, M.Ed. 1947) - Olympic pole vaulter
* Roy Cochran - Olympic champion, track & field
* Richard Connor - Olympic bronze medalist, diving
* Lillian Copeland (B.A. 1928, J.D. 1932) - Olympic champion, discus throw; first Trojan woman to compete in the Olympics
* Robin Corsiglia - Olympic bronze medalist, swimming
* James Corson - Olympic bronze medalist, discus
* Buster Crabbe (B.A. 1931) - Olympic champion, swimming; actor
* Kami Craig - Olympic silver medalist, water polo
* William Craig - Olympic champion, swimming
* Mark Crear - Olympic silver medalist, swimming
* Tasha Danvers - Olympic bronze medalist, track & field
* Jack Davis - Olympic silver medalist, track & field
* Nicole Davis - Olympic silver medalist, volleyball
* Foy Draper - Olympic champion, track & field
* Charles Dumas (B.A. 1961) - Olympic champion, high jump
* Dusty Dvorak - Olympic champion, volleyball
* Torri Edwards - Two-time Olympian, track & field
* Janet Evans (B.A. 1994) - Olympic champion, swimming, inducted to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004.
* Thomas Fahrner - Olympic silver medalist, swimming
* Allyson Felix - Olympic champion, track & field
* Conn Findlay - Three-time Olympic medalist in rowing and sailing
* Jeffrey Float - Olympic champion, swimming
* Gabe Gardner - Olympic champion, volleyball
* Brittany Hayes - Olympic silver medalist, water polo
* Bud Houser - Olympic champion, track & field
* Sim Iness - Olympic champion, track & field
* Larsen Jensen - Olympic bronze medalist, swimming
* Payton Jordan - Captain of 1939 NCAA track and field championship team, member of 1939 Rose Bowl team, 1968 US Olympic track team head coach
* Klete Keller - Olympic champion, swimming
* Frederick Kelly - Olympic champion, 110 metre hurdles
* Balazs Kiss - Olympic champion, Hammer Throw
* Lenny Krayzelburg (B.S.B.A. 1998) - Olympic champion, swimming
* J. W. Krumpholz - Olympic silver medalist, water polo
* Michael Larrabee - Olympic champion, track & field
* Sammy Lee (M.D. 1947) - Diver, first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States, inducted to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1990
* Dallas Long - Olympic champion, track & field
* Helene Mayer (Certificate in social work, 1933) – Olympic champion, fencing
* Duncan McNaughton (B.A. 1933, Ph.D. 1950) - Olympic champion, high jump
* Earle Meadows - Olympic champion, track & field
* Cliff Meidl - Two-time Olympian, flat water sprint kayak; chosen as U.S. flag bearer at the Opening Ceremonies in Sydney 2000
* Oussama Mellouli - Olympic champion, swimming
* Inger Miller - Olympic champion, track & field
* John Naber (B.A. 1977) - Olympic champion, swimming, inducted to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1984
* Parry O'Brien - Olympic champion, shot put, inducted to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1984
* Anne Ottenbrite - Olympic champion, swimming
* Charlie Paddock (B.A. 1922) - Olympic champion, track & field
* Mel Patton (B.A. 1949) - Olympic champion, track & field
* Pat Powers - All-American and NCAA Men's Volleyball Champion; Olympic Gold Medalist; AVP Pro Beach Volleyball
* Don Quarrie - Olympic champion, track & field
* Alma Richards - Olympic champion, track & field
* Amy Rodriguez - Olympic champion, soccer
* Janice Romary – Olympic Foilist, fencing (1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968)
* Murray Rose (B.A. 1962) - Olympic champion, swimming
* Félix Sánchez - Olympic champion, track & field
* Kaitlin Sandeno (B.A. 2005) - Olympic champion, swimming
* Bob Seagren (B.A. 1968) - Olympic champion, pole vaulter
* Rebecca Soni - Olympic champion, swimming, World-record holder in 200m Breaststroke
* Earl Thomson - Olympic champion, track & field
* Wilbur Thompson - Olympic champion, track & field
* Steve Timmons - Olympic champion, volleyball
* Moriah van Norman - Olympic silver medalist, water polo
* Erik Vendt - Olympic champion, swimming
* Mark Warkentin - Olympic swimmer, four-time All-American
* Quincy Watts - Olympic champion, track & field
* Lauren Wenger - Olympic silver medalist, water polo
* Angela Williams - Olympian, track & field
* Jesse Williams - Olympian, track & field
* Randy Williams - Olympic champion, track & field
* Frank Wykoff (B.A. 1932, M.A. 1936) - Olympic champion, track & field, inducted to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1984
* Louis Zamperini (B.S. 1940) - Olympic Champion

Tennis

* Byron Black - Tennis champion
* Bob Falkenburg- Tennis champion
* Luke Jensen - Tennis champion
* Murphy Jensen- Tennis champion
* Rick Leach- Tennis champion
* Bob Lutz- Tennis champion
* Gene Mako - Tennis champion
* Alex Olmedo (B.S.B.A.) - Tennis champion
* Rafael Osuna- Tennis champion
* Dennis Ralston- Tennis champion
* Raúl Ramírez- Tennis champion
* Ted Schroeder Tennis champion
* Stan Smith- Tennis champion
* George Toley - Tennis coach and player
* Ellsworth Vines - Tennis champion

Business

* Dan Bane (B.S. 1969) - Chairman and CEO of Trader Joe's
* Thomas Barrack Jr. (B.A. 1969) - CEO of Colony Capital - "World's Best Real Estate Investor" (Fortune)
* Marc Benioff (B.S.B.A. 1986) - Founder and CEO of Salesforce.com
* David Bohnett (B.S.B.A. 1978) - Founder and former CEO of Geocities.com
* Jerry Buss (Ph.D. 1957) - Owner of Los Angeles Lakers
* Henry Caruso (B.S.B.A.) - Founder of Dollar Rent-A-Car
* Rick Caruso (B.S.) - CEO of Caruso Affiliated, "Developer of the Year" (LA Business Journal)
* Alan Casden (B.S. 1968) - Chairman and CEO of Casden Properties
* Yang Ho Cho (M.B.A. 1979) - President and CEO of Korean Airlines
* Richard W. "Dick" Cook (B.A. 1972) - Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios
* Scott Cook (B.A. 1974) - Co-founder and chairman of Intuit, Inc.
* Kenneth C. Dahlberg (M.S.E.E. 1969) - President and CEO of Science Applications International Corporation
* Chris DeWolfe (M.B.A. 1997) - Co-founder of MySpace and current CEO
* Vic Edelbrock, Jr. (B.S.B.A. 1959) - President and CEO of Edelbrock Automotive
* Daniel Epstein (B.S. 1962) - Chairman and CEO of ConAm Management Corporation
* Larry Flax (J.D. 1971) - Co-founder of California Pizza Kitchen
* Carlo Gancia (M.A. in Economics) - Co-owner of the Forti Formula One team
* Steve Goodall (B.S., M.B.A.) - President of J.D. Power and Associates
* Stanley Gold (J.D. 1967) - President & CEO of Shamrock Holdings
* Jerry Heller (B.S.B.A. 1963) - Co-founder and CEO of Ruthless Records
* Thomas Hicks (M.B.A 1970) - Partner at Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst. Part-owner of Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers.
* Ming Hsieh (B.S.E.E. 1983, M.S.E.E. 1984) - President and Founder of Cogent Systems
* Hyekyung "Shelly" Hwang - Founder of Pinkberry Yogurt Chain.
* Bradley Wayne Hughes (B.S.B.A. 1957) - Founder of Public Storage
* Ray R. Irani (Ph.D. 1957) - CEO of Occidental Petroleum
* James Jannard - Founder of Oakley Sunglasses
* Suzanne Nora Johnson (B.S. 1979) - Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs.
* Bruce Karatz (J.D. 1970) - Chairman and CEO of KB Home
* Brian Kennedy - President of Regency Outdoor Advertising. Major USC Football donor (e.g. Brian Kennedy Field).
* Ken Klein (B.S.B.M., B.S.E.E. 1982) - Chairman, president and CEO of Wind River
* Richard Knerr (B.S.) - Co-Founder of Wham-O; the creators of the Hula Hoop, Frisbee, and Superball
* Terrence Lanni (B.S., M.B.A. 1967) - Chairman and CEO of MGM Mirage
* Jack Lindquist (B.A. 1950) - Former president of Disneyland
* Bryan Lourd - (B.A. 1982) - CAA agent
* Michelle Manning - President of Production Paramount Pictures
* Mike Markkula (B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E.) - Former CEO and angel investor of Apple Computer, Inc.
* Frank McCourt Jr - Owner of Los Angeles Dodgers
* Bob McKnight (B.S.B.A. 1976) - Founder and Chairman/CEO of Quiksilver
* Arthur Melin (B.S.) - Co-Founder of Wham-O
* Brian Mulligan - Former chairman of Fox Television
* Paul Orfalea - Founder of Kinko's
* Andrall Pearson - Founder of Yum! Brands, Inc.
* Felipe Prestamo - Vice President of Goldman Sachs
* Sol Price (J.D. 1957) - Founder of Price Club (now Costco)
* Charles Prince (B.A. 1971, M.A. 1975, J.D. 1975) - Former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup
* Linda Johnson Rice (B.A. 1980) - President and CEO of Johnson Publishing
* D. Kenneth Richardson - President Emeritus, Hughes Electronics
* Jim Rogers (L.L.M. 1963) - Chairman and CEO of Sunbelt Communications
* Edward P. Roski (B.S. 1962) - Chairman and CEO of Majestic Realty Co., part owner of the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Lakers
* Frank Rothman - Former chairman and CEO of MGM studios and nationally known trial attorney
* Steve Saleen - CEO and Founder of Saleen Performance, Inc.
* Jeff Smulyan (B.S. 1969, J.D. 1972) - Founder and CEO of Emmis Communications
* Andrew Viterbi (Ph.D. 1962) - Co-Founder of Qualcomm
* Mark Stevens (B.S.E.E. 1981, B.A.ECON 1981, M.S.CENG 1984) - Partner at Sequoia Capital. Forbes Midas List member.
* Ronald Tutor - President/CEO of Tutor-Saliba Corp.
* Rick Wetzel - Co-Founder and President of Wetzel's Pretzels
* Craig Winn - Founder of the Dynasty and Value America companies. Author of the books "Prophet of Doom" and "Tea With Terrorists"
* Walter Zifkin (J.D. 1961) - CEO of William Morris Agency
* Richard Ziman (B.S. 1964, J.D. 1967) - Chairman and CEO of Arden Realty

Film & Television

:"For people primarily known as actors and actresses, see Performing Arts, below."

* Erik Aadahl - Editor
* Elizabeth Allen - Director
* Thom Andersen - Film critic
* Judd Apatow - Filmmaker
* Gregg Araki - Filmmaker
* John August - Filmmaker
* John Bailey - Cinematographer
* Jack Bender - Executive Producer of Lost
* Hugh Beaumont - Actor, television director, and Methodist minister
* Les Blank - Documentary filmmaker
* Jeffrey Blitz - Filmmaker
* Laura Bialis - Filmmaker
* Robert F. Boyle - Art director and production designer
* Charles Braverman - Filmmaker
* Henry Bumstead - Art director and production designer
* Bryan Burk - Executive Producer of Lost
* Trey Callaway - Screenwriter and producer
* Andrés Cantor - Sportscaster
* John Carpenter - Film director
* Sandro Corsaro - Animator and Author
* Sean Covel - Producer
* R. J. Cutler - Filmmaker
* Scott Derrickson - Filmmaker
* Caleb Deschanel - Cinematographer
* Dean Devlin - Screenwriter and producer
* Robert Elswit - Cinematographer
* Rick Famuyiwa - Director
* Erik Fleming - Film director and producer
* Verna Fields - Film editor and sound editor
* William A. Fraker - Cinematographer
* Joe Francis - Adult film producer
* David S. Goyer - Filmmaker
* James Gray - Film director and screenwriter
* Brian Grazer - Film and television producer
* Taylor Hackford - Film director and producer
* Conrad Hall - Cinematographer
* Ron Howard - Film director and actor
* George Huang - Filmmaker
* Martin Hynes - Filmmaker
* James Ivory - Film director
* Joe Johnston - Film director
* Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski - Writers
* Howard G. Kazanjian - Film producer
* Richard Kelly - Filmmaker
* Irvin Kershner - Film director
* Karey Kirkpatrick - Screenwriter
* Randal Kleiser - Filmmaker
* John Knoll (B.A. 1984) Motion picture visual effects specialist, co-creator of Adobe Photoshop
* Ben Kurland - Actor, producer
* Gary Kurtz - Film producer
* Barry Levy - Screenwriter
* John Longenecker - Film director, cinematographer
* Doug Liman - Film director and producer
* George Lucas - Film director and producer
* Kerry McCluggage - Film and TV executive and producer
* John Milius - Film director and screenwriter
* Herman Miller (writer) - Writer and Producer
* Miles Millar - Screenwriter and producer
* Walter Murch - Film editor
* Don Murphy - Producer
* Tom Neff - Film director, producer and executive
* Tommy O'Haver - Filmmaker
* Richard Outten - Screenwriter
* Sam Peckinpah - Film director
* Brian Wayne Peterson - Screenwriter and television producer
* Jason Reitman - director
* Robert Rodat - Screenwriter
* Jay Roach - Film director and producer
* Barry Rubinow - Film executive and editor
* Gary Rydstrom - Sound designer
* Walter Salles - Filmmaker
* Josh Schwartz - Producer and creator of "The O.C."
* John Schwartzman - Cinematographer
* Ben Shedd - Documentary filmmaker
* Sigurjón Sighvatsson - Producer
* Bryan Singer - Film director
* John Singleton - Film director
* Stephen Sommers - Film director
* Tim Story - Film director
* Ron Underwood - Film director
* Lee Unkrich -- Film director
* Clay Walker - Film producer, director, cinematographer and editor
* Jack Warner - Founder of Warner Brothers Studios
* Brad Williams - Comedian
* David L. Wolper - Film and television producer
* Robert Yeoman - Cinematographers
* Robert Zemeckis - Film director
* Laura Ziskin - Producer

Music

* Ambrose Akinmusire (M.M. 2007) - Jazz trumpeter
* Herb Alpert (B.M. 1954) - Musician, co-founder of A&M Records
* Christophe Beck (Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television, 1993) - Film score composer
* Marco Beltrami (Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television, 1993) - Film score composer
* Harold Budd (B.M. 1966) - Ambient/avant-garde composer
* Alan Chang (B.M. 2002) - Musician, composer, musical director for Michael Buble
* Macy Gray (1990, screenwriting) - singer, songwriter
* Jerry Goldsmith - Film score composer
* Lionel Hampton - Jazz musician
* Dexter Holland - Singer and guitarist for The Offspring
* Marilyn Horne (B.M. 1953) - Opera singer
* James Horner (B.M. 1974) - Film score composer
* James Newton Howard, Film score composer
* Morten Lauridsen (B.M. 1966, M.A. 1968, D.M.A. 1974) - Composer
* Robert Marsteller - US symphonic trombonist
* Bear McCreary - Film score composer
* Mark McGrath - Singer, Frontman of Sugar Ray, host of "Extra"
* Roger Joseph Manning Jr., keyboardist for Jellyfish, Beck and Moog Cookbook
* David Newman (M.M. 1982) - Film composer
* Martin O'Donnell - Composer best known for video game work
* John Ottman (B.A. 1988) - Film score composer
* Christopher Parkening (B.M. 1969) - Classical guitarist
* Basil Poledouris, Film score composer
* Brian Ralston - Film score composer
* Lee Ritenour (B.M. 1972) - Jazz guitarist
* Douglas Romayne (Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television, 2000) - Television and Film score composer
* Patrice Rushen (B.M. 1976) - Songwriter, session musician, producer, arranger, film composer, and musical director
* Craig Saper - Audio engineer, actor
* Salli Terri - Singer and songwriter
* Michael Tilson Thomas (B.M. 1967, M.M. 1976) Conductor and music director of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
* Andrew York (M.M. 1986) - Classical guitarist-composer
* Marvin Young (more popularly known as Young MC) - Rapper, producer and writer
* Robyn Troup - Singer and "My Grammy Moment 2007" Winner
* MC Lyte - Rap artist

Performing Arts

* Morris Ankrum - Actor
* Brandon Barash - actor
* John Beradino - Baseball player and actor ("General Hospital")
* Julie Marie Berman - Actress
* Richard Biggs - Actor
* Harry Blackstone Jr. - Actor and magician
* Ward Bond - Football player and actor
* LeVar Burton - Actor
* Sophia Bush - Actress
* Eric Close - Actor
* Buster Crabbe - Actor, also All-American swimmer at USC
* Jenna Dewan - Actress and dancer
* Anthony Edwards - Film and television actor
* Rob Estes - Actor
* Dorothy Fay - Actress
* Will Ferrell - Actor and comedian
* America Ferrera - Actress
* Joe Flynn - Comedic actor
* David Gallagher - Actor
* Kevin Hagen - Actor
* Larry Harmon - Actor, known as Bozo the Clown
* Mike Henry - Actor, also played football at USC and in NFL
* James Hong - Actor
* Grant Imahara - TV personality
* David Jaffe - Award-winning video game designer.
* Rob Kardashian - Actor
* Swoosie Kurtz - Actress
* Michael Landon - Actor
* Matthew Lawrence - Actor
* Jeff Lewis - Star of Flipping Out
* James Lesure - Actor
* Lisa Ling - Former co-host of The View
* Chris Lowell - Actor
* Joseph Mazzello - Actor
* Michael McDonald - Actor and comedian
* Ted McGinley - Actor
* Ty Miller - Actor
* Bentley Mitchum - Actor, Grandson of Robert Mitchum
* Senta Moses - Actress
* Timothy Olyphant - Actor
* Fess Parker - Screen and television actor
* Kelly Preston - Actress
* Ke Huy Quan - Actor and stuntman
* Raymond Lam - Actor At Hong Kong Top TV Station - "TVB" (Television Broadcasts Limited)
* Drew Pinsky - Longtime physician co-host of "Loveline"
* Vaneza Leza Pitynski - Actress
* Whitney Port - Cast member on MTV's reality show "The Hills"
* John Ritter - Actor
* Mort Sahl - Comedian
* Kyra Sedgwick - Actress
* Tom Selleck - Actor
* Ally Sheedy - Actress
* Cybill Shepherd - Actress
* Robert Stack - Actor
* Eric Stoltz - Actor
* Marlo Thomas - Actress
* Eve Torres - professional wrestler, dancer, and model
* John Wayne - Actor
* Forrest Whitaker (B.A. 1982) Actor
* Sarah Whitcomb - Jeopardy! Clue Crew member
* Robert Vaughn - Actor
* Lee Thompson Young - Actor

Politics and Government

* Bob Barr (B.A. 1970) Former U.S. Representative and Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States (2008)
*Eugene W. Biscailuz 27th Los Angeles County Sheriff, 1st Superintendent of the California Highway Patrol.
* Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (attended the College from 1947–49) First democratically elected Prime Minister and President of Pakistan
* Mary Bono (B.A. 1984) Member of the United States House of Representatives
* Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (J.D. 1956) Los Angeles County supervisor, former member of the United States House of Representatives
* Phillip Burton (B.A. 1947) Former United States Representative
* William Byrne (B.S. 1953, LL.B. 1956) Former senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
* John Campbell (M.S.B.T. 1977) Member of the United States House of Representatives
* Joseph Cerrell (B.A. 1957) Former political consultant for President John F. Kennedy
* Warren Christopher (B.A. 1945) Former United States Secretary of State
* Chris Cox (B.A. 1973) Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, former member of the United States House of Representatives
* Jack Dyer Crouch, II (B.A. 1980, M.A. 1981, Ph.D. 1987) Current Deputy National Security Advisor, former U.S. Ambassador to Romania
* Lionel Van Deerlin (B.A. 1937) Former United States Representative
* James Dobson (Ph.D. 1967) Conservative evangelical leader
* Clyde Doyle (LL.B. 1917) Former United States Representative
* David Eagleson (B.A. 1948, J.D. 1950) Former California Supreme Court Justice
* Bertrand W. Gearhart (LL.B. 1914) Former United States Representative
* Cynthia McKinney (B.A. 1978) Former U.S. Representative and Green Party nominee for President of the United States (2008)
* Ira Eaker (B.A. 1933) Former general of the United States Army Air Forces
* Michael Fabricant (Ph.D. 1978) British politician and Member of Parliament
* John Ferraro (B.S.B.A. 1948) Former Los Angeles city council president, also former football player
* Robert Finch (LL.B. 1951) Attorney, former Lieutenant Governor of California, former United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
* Fred Hall (B.A.1938, LL.B. 1941) Former Governor of Kansas
* Dean Heller (B.S. 1985) Member of the United States House of Representatives
* Andrew J. Hinshaw (B.A. 1950) Former United States Representative
* Genta H. Holmes (B.A. 1962) Former United States Foreign Service officer and the first U.S. Ambassador to Namibia
* Craig Hosmer (J.D. 1940) Former United States Representative
* Paul Robert Ignatius (B.A.) Former Secretary of the Navy
* Edwin L. Jefferson (B.A. 1929, LL.B. 1931) California's first African American appellate justice
* Young-Hoon Kang (M.A. 1966, Ph.D. 1973) Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (South Korea)
* Joyce L. Kennard (B.A. 1970, M.P.A. 1971, J.D. 1974) First female Asian-American to serve as an associate justice on the California Supreme Court
* Jay Kim (B.S. 1967, M.S. 1969, M.S. 1970) Former member of the United States House of Representatives
* Herbert G. Klein (B.A. 1940) Former White House Communications Director
* Thomas H. Kuchel (B.A. 1932, LL.B. 1935) Former United States Senator
* Glenard P. Lipscomb - Former member of the United States House of Representatives
* James F. Lloyd (M.A. 1966) Former member of the United States House of Representatives
* Frank McEnulty (M.B.A. 1981) Reform Party candidate for Vice-President of the United States (2008)
* Ralph Metcalfe (M.A. 1939) Former member of the United States House of Representatives, Olympic champion, track & field
* Takeo Miki (attended the College in the 1930s) Former Prime Minister of Japan
* Juanita Millender-McDonald (attended the College) Member of the United States House of Representatives
* Geoffrey Miller (M.A.) Former United States Army Major General
* William L. Nyland (M.S.), Retired United States Marine Corps four-star general, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps (2002-2005)
* Jerry D. Page (B.S. 1937) Former major general, United States Air Force; commandant, Air War College
* Marcus Peacock (B.S. 1982) Deputy Administrator, U.S. EPA
* Edward J. Perkins (M.P.A. 1972, Ph.D. 1976) Former U.S. Ambassador to Australia, South Africa and the United Nations
* Richard Perle (B.A. 1964) Former assistant United States Secretary of Defense
* Dana Rohrabacher (M.A. 1971) Member of the United States House of Representatives
* William Schwarzer (A.B. 1948) Senior Judge serving on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
* Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf (M.S.M.E. 1964) United States Army Four Star General
* Byron N. Scott (M.A. 1930) Former United States Representative
* Donald Segretti (B.A. 1963) Political operative for Richard Nixon
* Joe Shell (B.S. 1940) California Assemblyman; intraparty rival of Richard Nixon; was captain of the 1939 USC football team
* Abe Shinzo (attended the College from 1978–79) Former Prime Minister of Japan
* Hilda Solis (M.A. 1981) Member of the United States House of Representatives
* Kantathi Suphamongkhon (Ph.D. 1984) Foreign minister of Thailand
* Walter R. Tucker III (B.A. 1978) Former United States Representative
* Robert Holmes Tuttle (MBA) is as of 2005 the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
* Robert A. Underwood (Ed.D. 1987) Former delegate from Guam to the United States House of Representatives
* Jesse M. Unruh (B.A. 1948) Former California State Treasurer, former Speaker of the California State Assembly
* Karl Warkomski (M.P.A. 1995) Former Mayor of Aliso Viejo, California
* Jim Webb - U.S. Senator from Virginia
* Michael L. Williams (B.A. 1975, M.P.A. 1979, J.D. 1979) Senior commissioner of the Railroad Commission of Texas
* Tomás Yarrington (M.P.A. 1986) Former governor of Tamaulipas, Mexico
* Ron Ziegler (B.A. 1961) Former White House Press Secretary

Print and Broadcast Media

* Peter Arbogast (1978) Radio commentator, currently the school's football lead commentator.
* Rob Asghar (B.A. 1984) Columnist
* David Bezmozgis (M.F.A) Writer
* Anthony Boucher (B.A. 1932) Science fiction editor and writer of mystery novels and short stories
* Tammy Bruce (B.A. 2002) Author and political commentator
* Art Buchwald (attended the Annenberg School for Communication from 1945–48) Author and columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner
* Stan Chambers (B.A. 1944) Reporter
* Julie Chen (B.A. 1991) Television personality, news anchor, journalist, and producer
* Mark Z. Danielewski (M.F.A. 1993) Author
* Frank Davey (Ph.D. 1968) Poet
* Maureen Furniss (Ph.D. 1994) Author, animation historian, and USC faculty member" [http://anim.usc.edu/about_faculty_popups/facsubp_maureen.html Maureen Furniss "Adjunct Faculty"] . "University of Southern California".] " [http://www1.chapman.edu/catalog/2000-2001/grad/directories.html Chapman University Graduate Catalog] ." "Chapman University"]
* Raj Kamal Jha (M.A. 1990) Author
* Pablo Kleinman (B.A.) New media pioneer, entrepreneur, political columnist
* Laila Lalami (Ph.D. 1997) Author and essayist
* Corinne Lee (B.A. 1983) Poet
* Sandra Tsing Loh (M.P.W. 1984) Radio commentator and author
* Arash Markazi (B.A. 2004) Journalist, writer for Sports Illustrated
* C. L. Moore (B.A. 1956, M.A. 1963) Science fiction and fantasy writer
* Joan Lowery Nixon (B.A. 1947) Journalist and author
* John Norman (M.A. 1957) Science fiction author and philosopher
* Emily Chan Hongkong Correspondent, CNBC
* Petros Papadakis - Sportscaster
* Alexandra Pelosi (M.A. 1993) Journalist and documentary filmmaker
* Joe Sheehan (B.A. 1994) Sportswriter and Co-Founder of Baseball Prospectus
* Lindsay Soto (B.A. 1998) Television sports journalist and producer
* Irving Stone (M.A. 1924) Writer, known for biographical novels of famous historical personalities
* Michele Tafoya (M.B.A. 1991) ESPN sportscaster
* Paul Vangelisti (M.A. 1970) Poet and broadcaster

Other

* Wanda Austin (Ph.D. 1988) President and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, NAE
* Ethel Percy Andrus (M.A. 1928, Ph.D. 1930) Founder of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
* Charles Elachi (M.B.A. 1978) Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
* Sattareh Farman Farmaian (B.A. 1946, M.A 1948) Social reformer, established The Tehran School for Social Work and the concept of family planning in Iran
* Salvatore Ferragamo, fashion designer
* Reuben Fine (Ph.D. 1948) Chess Grandmaster, psychologist
* Michael Griffin (M.S.E.E. 1979) NASA Administrator
* Cliff Johnson (B.F.A. 1974) Author of award-winning computer puzzle games
* Cindy Hensley McCain Wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain
* Tom Morey (B.A. 1957) Creator of the Boogie Board
* Stavros Niarchos III (B.A. Business 2007) Greek shipping-heir, professional kiteboarder, socialite
* Pat Nixon (B.A. 1937) Former First Lady
* Reza Pahlavi (B.A. 1985) former Crown Prince of Iran, the older son of late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
* Joseph Wapner (B.A. 1941, J.D. 1948) Judge of "The People's Court", former Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
* John Zerzan (completed his coursework towards a Ph.D., did not complete dissertation), anarchist and primitivist philosopher

Notable faculty members

* Leonard M. Adleman - Co-Inventor of RSA, Turing Award laureate
* William French Anderson - Genetics professor, dubbed "father of gene therapy"
* Michael A. Arbib - Computational neuroscience professor
* Tim Asch - Professor at the Center for Visual Anthropology
* Lois W. Banner - Former president of the American Studies Association, author
* Richard Bellman - inventor of dynamic programming
* Warren Bennis - University Professor, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration; named the "dean of leadership gurus" by "Forbes" magazine
* Shelley Berman - Comedian/actor/author - Teaches Writing Humor, Literary and Dramatic
* Terence Blanchard - Jazz trumpeter
* Barry Boehm - Software engineering economics expert, inventor of COCOMO
* Todd Boyd - Author, media commentator, producer and consultant.
* T.C. Boyle - Novelist
* Leo Buscaglia - Special education, noted author
* Pete Carroll - Football coach
* Drew Casper - Film Historian
* Manuel Castells - Sociologist, played a key role in the development of a Marxist urban sociology
* Thomas Crow - Art Critic, Director of the Getty Research Institute
* John Choma - Renowned analog and mixed signal circuit designer
* Antonio Damasio - Physician and neurologist
* Paul Debevec - Renowned graphics researcher
* Rod Dedeaux - Baseball coach
* Richard Dekmejian - World-renowned expert on international relations
* Jerry Del Colliano - Founder of Inside Radio publication
* Richard Easterlin - Economics professor
* Mar Elepano - Artist, animator, filmmaker
* Robert English - Assistant Professor of International Relations
* Susan Estrich - Author, law professor, former campaign manager, Michael Dukakis for President
* Caleb E. Finch - World-renowned Alzheimer's disease researcher
* Scott Fisher - Pioneering virtual reality researcher
* Eric Fossum - Inventor of CMOS image sensor
* Andrew Garver - Grammy-nominated mastering engineer, entrepreneur
* Barry Glassner - Renowned sociologist, made an appearance in Bowling for Columbine
* David Griffith - Film director, contributed Mise en scène and various film editing techniques to film grammar
* Solomon W. Golomb - Mathematician, invented the Golomb coding and Golomb ruler
* Jane Goodall - Distinguished adjunct professor of anthropology
* Midori Goto - Violinist and the Jascha Heifetz Chair in Music
* Judith Halberstam - Gender Theorist
* Jascha Heifetz - Violinist, one of the most famous of the 20th century
* Tomlinson Holman - Inventor of Lucasfilm's THX sound system
* John Hospers - Philosopher, first presidential candidate of the United States Libertarian Party
* Cheng Hsiao - Economics professor
* Mark Humayun - Ophthalmologist, invented the Bionic Eye
* Mizuko Ito - noted cybercultural theorist
* A. Quincy Jones - Residential architect and influential figure in modern urban planning concepts, USC Dean of Architecture.
* Mark Kac - Eminent mathematician, pioneered the modern development of probability
* Bart Kosko – Professor of electrical engineering, fuzzy logic authority
* Vijay Kumar (Ph.D. 1983) - Professor of electrical engineering, Pioneer of quaternary error-correction codes
* Timur Kuran -- economist, specializing in the study of Islamic finance and its consequences
* Jerome Lawrence - Playwright
* Richard Leahy - Renowned medical-imaging engineer, chief creator of BrainStorm
* Robert C. Lipsett - Violin Pedagogue
* Raymond Loewy - Noted industrial designer
* Leonard Maltin - Famous film critic
* Barbara Myerhoff - Professor at the Center for Visual Anthropology
* Richard Neutra - Modernist architect
* George Olah - Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
* Ishu Patel - Noted artist, director, animator, photographer
* William Pereira - Influential architect and urban planner
* Gregor Piatigorsky - Cellist
* Jon Postel - Internet pioneer, former director of Information Sciences Institute's Computer Networks Division
* Steven B. Sample - Professor of electrical engineering and leadership, noted author, USC president
* Arnold Schoenberg - Composer
* Scott Soames - Professor of philosophy
* Irving S. Reed - Inventor of Reed-Solomon codes
* B.Clifford Neuman - Inventor of Kerberos
* Everett Rogers - Professor of communications
* Robert Scheer - Noted journalist and social, political activist
* Dan Schnur - political communication instructor, former Communications Director, John McCain for President
* Craig Stanford - Professor of biological anthropology
* Gay Talese - One of the founders of New Journalism
* Shirley Thomas (USC professor) - Professor of technical writing
* Michael S. Waterman - Founding editor of Journal of Computational Biology
* Paul Wehrle - Physician who helped in the development of methods for the prevention and treatment of polio and smallpox
* Darryl F. Zanuck - One of the major figures in the Hollywood studio system

References

Brandon Brash General Hospital

External links

* [http://alumni.usc.edu/ USC Alumni Association website]
* [http://www.usc.edu/academe/faculty/especially_for/faculty/ About USC Faculty]


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