Maxwell, G. W. (Jim) (1924-2010)

Maxwell, G. W. (Jim) (1924-2010)

Date Updated



Marketing and Quantitative Studies, College of Business

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Indiana University, 1956 Ed. D.

University of Wyoming, 1951 M.A.

University of Denver, 1948 BS

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1957-1995

ACTS (A Call to Serve) in Thilisi, Republic of Georgia, 2 weeks 1995; 4 weeks 1994

St. Petersburg, Russia, 4 weeks 1994

Utah State University , Summer 1979

Western Washington State University, Summer 1967

Institute of Education and Research, University Of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 1964-1966

Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, 1956-1957

Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, 1952-1954

Lander High School, Lander, WY, 1948-1950

Administrative and Professional Experience

Mylex Corporation, Fremont, CA‑‑25‑40 hours per week, Spring months, 1989‑1993 (Financial analysis and consulting). Mylex manufactures computer peripherals and disk array products.

Selected Publications

Co‑author of three business education textbooks:

Business Communications, Prentice‑Hall, Pitman, Glencoe, five editions, 1964, 1970, 1975, 1982, 1986.

College Business Mathematics, Prentice‑Hall, 1977.

Supervision and Administration of Business Education: Cases for Decision, South­Western, 1974.

Co‑Editor, NBEA Yearbook, Relevance in the Education of Today's Business Student, 1973.

Approximately 35 articles published in national and state periodicals and yearbooks.

Director of 15 business education research projects.

Personal Commentary

Perhaps my greatest satisfaction in the instructional aspects of teaching came in being selected twice by the students as outstanding undergraduate business instructor at SJSU, 1985 and 1987 (from 160 full‑ and part‑time College of Business instructors).

I was also very active in professional business education associations: National President of the National Business Education Association, 1984‑85; Regional President of the Western Business Education Association, 1981‑82; State President of the California Business Education Association, 1972‑73.

I edited publications of these associations, served as general chairperson of conferences, and led national task forces designed to further advancement in business education. I served as National Director of the Delta Pi Epsilon Research Award Program, 1978‑83. I served as the coordinator of approximately six national business education specially called business education conferences. I presented papers at approximately 14 regional and state business education conferences.

In summary, I tremendously enjoyed my tenure at San Jose State University. Dealing with students in class as well as individually, doing the preparations for class instruction, writing textbooks, performing research, working administratively in the College of Business, engaging in professional activities, working in business itself, and teaching overseas gave me a feeling of professional accomplishment and led to the acquisition of a bountiful abundance of learning.

Date Completed: 6/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Maxwell, G. W. (Jim) (1924-2010)