Roark, Donald E. (1921-2008)

Roark, Donald E. (1921-2008)

Date Updated



Accounting and Finance

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU

1986; FERP'd to 1988

Educational Background

Indiana University, Bloomington, 1957 DBA

University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1950 MBA

Harvard University Business School, 1944 Comm. As Ensign

De Paul University, Chicago, 1943 BSC

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University , 1955-1988

University of Hawaii (Visiting Prof.), 1965-1966

John Carroll University, 1953-1955

Indiana University, 1951-1952

Elmhurst College, 1946-1951

Administrative and Professional Experience

Public accounting (I am a CPA),


Director of 3 Silicon Valley start‑ups,

VP of Finance for a Silicon Valley start‑up, and

4 years in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Selected Publications

Co‑author of a book, Accounting Problems, Houghton‑Mifflin;

Author of a number of articles published in professional and academic journals.

Personal Commentary

I enjoy traveling with my wife, investing, playing bridge, going to concerts and reading. We live in the Villages (the perfect retirement spot) and are both involved in various activities in the Villages.

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.


Roark, Donald E. (1921-2008)