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List of California State University, Fullerton people

The following is a list of people associated with California State University, Fullerton, located in Fullerton, California, United States.


  • Alumni 1
  • Faculty 2
  • University presidents 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6
    • Official websites 6.1
    • Rankings 6.2


Name Known for Relationship to Fullerton
Josh Akognon professional basketball player
Damon Allen Canadian football player; all-time leading passer in professional football history
Nicholas Arciniaga long-distance runner
Paul Barnes artistic director and founder, Great River Shakespeare Festival theatre
James Blaylock author M.A. in English, 1974
Bruce Bowen former professional basketball player 1989–1993
Bobby Brown professional basketball player majored in communications
Gerald Brown former professional basketball player
Tracy Caldwell NASA astronaut B.S. in chemistry, 1993
James Cameron film director and writer studied physics[1]
Charles Castronovo tenor opera singer studied music, 1993–1995[2]
Cedric Ceballos former professional basketball player
Marc Cherry television writer and producer B.A. in theatre arts, 1995[3]
Mark Collins professional football player (New York Giants (1986–1993) Kansas City Chiefs (1994–1996) Green Bay Packers (1997) Seattle Seahawks (1998))
Chad Cordero professional baseball player
Lou Correa California State Senator graduated with a degree in economics
Shane Costa baseball player did not graduate
Kevin Costner film actor and director B.A. in business, 1978[4]
Mara Davi Broadway actress (A Chorus Line, The Drowsy Chaperone)
Richard K. Davis chief executive officer, U.S. Bancorp B.A. in economics, 1983
Henry DiCarlo television meteorologist (KTLA) and actor B.A. in radio television film, 1990
Joey DiGiamarino soccer player
T.J. Dillashaw professional mixed martial artist UFC bantamweight champion[5]
Scott Douglas author B.A. in comparative religion and literature
Brian Dunseth soccer player
Danielle Fishel actress (Boy Meets World) B.A. in psychology, 2012
Ashley Force drag racer B.A., 2003
Courtney Force drag racer B.A. in communications
Joe Franchino soccer player
Andrew W. Garcia entrepreneur and founder, The Arsenal Agency B.A. in business administration, 2011
Grant Geissman musician did not graduate
Elizabeth George author
Jeremy Giambi former professional baseball player
Rod Gilfry baritone opera singer B.A. in music education
Mary Gray-Reeves Episcopal bishop of El Camino Real B.A. in history, 1987
Mike Harkey former professional baseball player
Dan Henderson Olympic wrestler and professional mixed martial artist former Pride/UFC champion[6]
David Hirz president and chief executive officer, Smart & Final B.A in finance, 1997
K. W. Jeter author B.A. in sociology, 1973
Reed Johnson professional baseball player
Ross Johnson Republican leader in both the California State Senate and California State Assembly
Gabe Kapler professional baseball player did not graduate
Bobby Kemp professional football player (Cincinnati Bengals (1981–1986), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987))
Kozue and Dan Kitchens (a.k.a. Kozyndan) artist and illustrator team
Mark Kotsay professional baseball player
Giovanni Lanaro Olympian track and field; pole vaulter, 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijeng graduated in 2004
Elita Loresca television meteorologist (KNBC) B.A. in broadcast journalism
Danella Lucioni runway and fashion model; actress B.A. in communications, radio television film, 2007[7]
Carl Macek anime producer (Robotech)
Steve Mariucci football coach
Antonio Martínez soccer player
James D. McCaffrey software researcher and writer B.A. in mathematics
José Mota Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim broadcaster for KCAL-TV
Patrick Nagel artist and illustrator
Phil Nevin former professional baseball player
Chris Norby California State Assemblyman M.A. in history, 1989
Jack O'Connell California State Superintendent of Public Instruction B.A.
Valorie Curry Actress
Duncan Oughton soccer player did not graduate
Neil Patel entrepreneur and angel investor
Jessica Penne professional Mixed Martial Artist, UFC Strawweight contender [8]
Vinnie Pestano professional baseball player
Brett Pill professional baseball player
Allen Pitts professional Canadian football player
Cynthia J. Popp television director and producer
Monique Powell lead singer of the ska punk band Save Ferris
Tim Powers author
Mike Pringle professional Canadian football player
Bao Quach wrestler; professional mixed martial artist [9][10]
Tony Reagins general manager, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim B.A. in marketing, 1991
Jessica Rey actress B.A. in business[11]
Greg Robinson head football coach, Syracuse University
Terry Rossio screenwriter B.A. in communications, 1984[12]
Mike Rouse baseball player
Aaron Rowand professional baseball player
Edward R. Royce United States congressman B.A. in accounting and finance, 1977
Kirk Saarloos professional baseball player did not graduate
Vida Samadzai 2003 Miss Afghanistan
Antoine Sanchez producer, television personality (Roadtrip Nation, season 8), public speaker, mixed martial arts aficcionado, Los Angeles socialite Sigma Phi Epsilon
Josh Saunders soccer player
Michael Shermer author and founder, The Skeptics Society M.A. in psychology, 1978[13]
Pape Sow professional basketball player
Gwen Stefani singer for rock band No Doubt
Marc Stein senior NBA writer for class of 1991
Jason Stewart "Jay Stew" on The Jim Rome Show and a member of the Screen Actors Guild class of 1995; B.A. in communications-broadcast journalism
Kurt Suzuki professional baseball player
Jesse Taylor NCAA Division I qualifier for wrestling; mixed martial arts fighter [14]
Jenny Topping United States national team softball player
Justin Turner professional baseball player
Kirsten Vangsness actress (Criminal Minds)[15] class of 1995
Deborah Voigt soprano opera singer music: vocal performance
Tim Wallach former professional baseball player
Brent Whitfield soccer player
Jason Windsor baseball player
Leon Wood Olympian, former professional basketball player, NBA referee
Linda Woolverton screenwriter (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)


Name Known for Relationship to CSU Fullerton
Jeremy Beck composer Associate Professor of Music (1999–2002)
Michael H. Birnbaum mathematical psychologist Professor of Psychology and Director, Decision Research Center
Edward Castronova Associate Professor of Telecommunications
John R. Clymer systems engineering expert Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus
Daniel R. Crary bluegrass guitarist Professor of Speech Communication, Emeritus
William Cunliffe jazz pianist and composer Associate Professor of Music
Eduardo Delgado pianist Professor of Music
Edwin Duerr director Professor of Theater, Emeritus
Robert Engels writer, producer and director Assistant Professor of Radio-TV-Film
Judi Garman women's softball coach Coach (1980–1999)
Ananda W.P. Guruge Buddhism expert Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies
Richard Hellesen author and playwright Professor of Theatre Arts
Gregory Ivy artist Professor of Art (1965–1971)
Fred Katz cellist and composer Professor of Ethnic Music
David Keirsey Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Paul Martin Lester author and photojournalist Professor of Communications
Willis E. McNelly science-fiction scholar Professor of English, Emeritus
Kye Palmer trumpeter Instructor in Music
Mark Perakh scientist Lecturer in Physics, Emeritus
Håkan O. Rosengren clarinetist Professor of Music
Otto von Sadovszky anthropologist Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus
David M. Sandner fantasy and science-fiction writer Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics
Nancy L. Segal psychologist, twin researcher Professor of Psychology, and Director, Twin Studies Center
Mark H. Shapiro physicist Professor Of Physics, Emeritus
Muzammil Siddiqi Adjunct Professor of Comparative Religion
Raphael Sonenshein Professor of Political Science
Bogdan Suceava mathematician, fiction writer Professor of Mathematics
Lara Teeter actor and theatre director Associate Professor in Theatre and Dance
Emory Tolbert historian Professor of History, 1984–1991
Betty Miller Unterberger historian Professor and Head of Graduate Studies in History, 1961–1968

University presidents

Name Years served
Dr. William B. Langsdorf 1957–1971[16]
Dr. L. Donald Shields 1971–1980
Dr. Miles D. McCarthy 1981
Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb 1981–1989
Dr. Milton Andrew Gordon 1990–2012[17]
Dr. Willie Hagan (interim) January 9, 2012–[18]
Dr. Mildred Garcia since 2012[19]

See also


  1. ^ James Cameron Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  2. ^ [6]
  3. ^ "13th Annual Vision and Visionaries to Honor Alumni Excellence". California State University, Fullerton.
  4. ^ Kevin Costner on
  5. ^ "T.J. Dillashaw UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dan Henderson UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014. 
  7. ^ Danella Lucioni - IMDb.
  8. ^ "Jessica Penne Alum". 
  9. ^ "Bao Quach Bio". Retrieved 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bao Quach MMA Bio". Retrieved 2014. 
  11. ^ "Meta Con Announces Power Rangers Stars Jason Faunt and Jessica Rey".  
  12. ^ [7]. California State University, Fullerton.
  13. ^ Skeptic » About Us » Meet Michael Shermer
  14. ^ "Jesse Taylor Bio". Retrieved 2014. 
  15. ^ [8]. CBS.
  16. ^ California State University, Fullerton
  17. ^ "Welcome from the President". California State University, Fullerton.
  18. ^ [9] Orange County Register.
  19. ^ [10]. Orange County Register.

External links

Official websites

  • California State University, Fullerton - Homepage
  • California State University, Fullerton Alumni Association


  • US News School Profile
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