Aberle, John Wayne (1919-2010)

Aberle, John Wayne (1919-2010)

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Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Stanford University, 1955 Ed.D.

Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 1947 MBA

San Jose State University, 1941 AB

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1947-1988

San Jose State University, Instructor, 1947-1949

San Jose State University, Asst. Professor, 1949-1952

San Jose State University, Assoc. Professor, 1952-1955

San Jose State University, Professor, 1955-1988

Administrative and Professional Experience

U.S. Naval Reserve 1936‑42 enlisted.

Active duty Army from October 1942 to June 1946.

Attended Infantry OCS and Infantry Officers' Motor Maintenance School.

Joined 41st Infantry Division at Zamboango Mindinao, Philippine Islands and served through the Occupation of Japan returning to the United States in 1946.

Joined 49th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard and served in various capacities until retirement in 1979 with rank of Brigadier General.

Military schools attended: Infantry Officer Basic‑‑Infantry Officer Advanced‑­Command and General Staff College‑‑Adjutant Generals Schools, Basic and Advanced‑‑National War College.

Selected Publications

General Business for Today and Tomorrow, Aberle, Sielaff and Mayer, Prentice‑Hall Publishing Co., January 1959.

Introduction to Business, Sielaff and Aberle, Wadsworth Publishing Co., June 1961. Revised editions published in 1996‑1969‑1975‑1977.

An Evaluation of a College's Curriculum in Business, Stanford University, 1955.

An Incentive Plan for Department Heads of the City of Salinas, written in conjunction with Dr. George Halverson.

The Characteristics, Preferences and Home Buying Intentions of Apartment Residents in the City of San Jose, written in conjunction with Dr. Pe Sheng Wang.

An Evaluation of the Marketing Techniques Employed by the Plant Department of the

Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co., written in conjunction with Dr. George Halverson.

Personal Commentary

In 1973, I started writing a monthly generic article concerned with some phase of smaller firm management. The article was circulated to a number of trade journals, each in different industries. I have continued this writing since retiring from the University.

In 1975, I started teaching and continue to teach a University of California correspondence course in Small Business Management.

Date Completed: 7/96

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.


Aberle, John Wayne (1919-2010)