Moore, Robert J. (1923-2024)

Moore, Robert J. (1923-2024)

Date Updated



School of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dean Division of Technology, Professor

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

University of Buffalo (NY), 1956 Ed.D.

University of Minnesota, 1948 MA

University of Minnesota, 1945 BS

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, Teaching, 1974-1983

San Jose State University, Adm‑Univ. Level, 1959-1974

Syracuse University (Utica), Adm‑Univ. Level, 1955-1959

University of Buffalo, Adm‑Univ. Level, 1953-1955

University of Minnesota, School of Engineering, 1946-1953

Junior High, Oxnard, CA, 1945-1946

Administrative and Professional Experience

For 3 years plus, Investment sales and insurance, 1949‑1952, Minneapolis.

For past 20 years have developed a business in antique watches, clocks and jewelry (sales).

Presently a member of NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors).

Member, BHI (British Horological Institute.

Selected Publications

Professional Presentations:

In the past year I have made three professional presentations in the field of Horology before local and regional clock groups—sponsored by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors:

  1. The National Watch Co. of Switzerlong.
  2. A Large Watch and Watches of Glashutte Germany.
  3. Auctions—How to Win or Lose at Auctions.

Personal Commentary

I had the pleasure of serving as Dean of a major university school during the period of greatest growth at SJSU. During this time I enjoyed taking part in developing strong and unique programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels along with the development of appropriate faculty During my “deanship” numerous new Masters programs were put in place, for example, in Nursing, Mass Communications, Meteorology, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Industrial Technology just to name a few.

One of my greatest pleasures and feeling of accomplishment evolved from being the one, along with Dr. John Harville, to establish the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. It was an operation that’s success has been established through the record of these past years.

My whole new “career” in the field of Horology has been fun, rewarding, and has given me and my wife an excellent chance for post retirement activities which involve scholarship, service, and happiness.

Date Completed: 9/96

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.


Moore, Robert J. (1923-2024)