Notable Zetes

For over 170 years, Zeta Psi has scaffolded our undergraduate brothers to be better leaders in their careers, their communities, and in service to all humankind. We have been fortunate to have played role in the lives of countless inspirational men throughout the years. Here is a list of some Zetes who have powerfully impacted the world.

Andrew M. Ferns

Achievements: Author, "Disappear: Into Shadow"

Chapter: Alpha Mu

Anthony F Griffiths

Anthony F. Griffiths

Achievements: Former Chairman and CEO, Mitel Corporation; Independent Director of Fairfax Holdings, Russel Metals Author, "Corporate Catalyst: A Chronicle of the (Mis)Management of Canadian Business from a Veteran Insider"

Chapter: Alpha Psi

Dr Benjamin M Spock

Benjamin M. Spock, MD

Achievements: Author, One of the most famous names in America in pediatric health, wrote "The Common Sense Book on Baby and Child Care"; and other child care books. Gold medalist, as a member of the American eight-man crew at the 1924 Paris Olympics, whose time of 6 minutes and 33 seconds was almost 16 seconds faster than the second-placed Canadian crew.

Chapter: Eta

DOD: March 15, 1998

Capt. Carl W. Burns

Achievements: Author, "Centaurs in Vietnam"

Chapter: Delta

Christopher G. Ruel

Achievements: Author, "Oracle 11g for Dummies"

Chapter: Theta

Desmond John Villiers FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin

Achievements: Author, "The Irish Country House"

Chapter: Sigma Epsilon

Dominick J. Dunne

Achievements: American writer, investigative journalist, and producer.

Chapter: Zeta, 1949

DOD: October 29, 1925 – August 26, 2009

Donald J. Peters

Achievements: Author, "A Contrarian Strategy for Growth Stock Investing: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Evidence"

Chapter: Beta Tau, 1980

Douglas R. Hartman

Achievements: Author, "Nebraska’s Miitia: The History of The Army and National Guard, 1854-1991"

Chapter: Omicron

Dr. Alexander C. Sinclair

Achievements: Author, "Life & War Poems"

Chapter: Pi Epsilon

Dr. Peter A. Singer OC

Achievements: Author, "The Grandest Challenge: Taking Life-Saving Science from Lab to Village"

Chapter: Theta Xi

Duane “D.O.” Gibson

Achievements: Author, "Stay Driven"

Chapter: Theta Xi

F. Robert Kalthoff

Achievements: Author, "F. Robert’s World"

Chapter: Alpha Epsilon

James S. McCreath

Achievements: Author, "Renaldo, A World Cup Soccer Novel"

Chapter: Theta Xi

John (Jack) A. Svahn

Achievements: Author, "There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere (Twenty Years with Ronald Reagan)"

Chapter: Phi Lambda

John Dean “Jeff” Cooper

Achievements: Author, multiple books including "To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth"

Chapter: Mu, 1941

John E. Thompson, Captain

Achievements: Author, "Spirit Over Steel – A Chronology of the Second World War"

Chapter: Theta Xi, 1982

John M. J. Matisz

Achievements: Author, "Draft Year: Brendan Gaunce"

Chapter: Theta Eta

Dr John McCrae

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD

Achievements: Author, "In Flanders Fields"

Chapter: Theta Xi

DOD: January 28, 1918, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, Place of Burial: Wimereux Cemetery, Wimereux

Lincoln Steffens

Achievements: Muckracker, Author, "The Shame of the Cities"

Chapter: Iota

Matt Strain

Achievements: Author, "Will Rhyme for Diapers: Baby Poems for the Parents Who Raise Them"

Chapter: Beta Tau, 2004

Maximilian Pereira

Achievements: Author, "Second Sight"

Chapter: Theta Xi

Michael A. Wessler

Achievements: Author, "Oracle 11g For Dummies"

Chapter: Tau Gamma

Michael D. Urban

Achievements: Author of award-winning thrillers with a foothold in history, including "Drake’s Coffin", "Ironsides’ Peril", and "Osama’s Skull."

Chapter: Psi Epsilon, 1978

Neil A. McOstrich

Achievements: Author, "Once Upon A Plane"

Chapter: Theta Xi

Paul D. Illidge

Achievements: Author, "Twelfth Night: A Modern Translation & 6 more"

Chapter: Theta Xi

Peter D. Meltzer

Achievements: Author, "Keys to the Cellar: Strategies and Secrets of Wine Collecting" and "Passport to New York Restaurants (Various years)"

Chapter: Theta Xi

Prince Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

Achievements: Author, "Arctic Obsession – The Lure of the Far North"

Chapter: Alpha Psi

Prof. David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye

Achievements: Author, "Toward the Rising Sun: Ideologies of Empire and the Path to War with Japan" and "Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration"

Chapter: Theta Xi

Prof. Greg B. Vit

Achievements: Author, "The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations & the Problem of Conformity"

Chapter: Alpha Psi