Joel M Busch

Busch, Joel M.

Associate Professor
Department of Accounting & Finance
Lucas College and Graduate School of Business

San José State University
One Washington Square 
San José, CA 95192-0066




Preferred: (408) 924-3494

Office Hours

Fall 2022: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1800 - 1900 and other days and times by appointment.

Office Location

BT 861


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Law, Monterey College of Law, 2012
  • Master of Science, Taxation, San Jose State University, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, San Jose State University, 1994

Licenses and Certificates

California Certified Public Accountant 

California Attorney 


Joel Busch is an Associate Professor at San Jose State University.

Prior to joining the faculty at SJSU, Joel spent over a decade at Granite Construction Incorporated where he was in charge of federal, state and local tax audits, appeals, research and planning. In addition, Joel was responsible for the creation, implementation and instruction of in-house tax education for the organization as well as representing the company in numerous tax legislation efforts and tax regulation reforms. Joel then spent the following seven years as a tax consultant, representing businesses and individuals on all facets of taxation – including income, sales/use, employment and property tax matters.

Joel formerly served on the California Society of CPA's Committee on Taxation. In addition, he was a former Vice-Chair of the Tax Committee of the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association, as well as an alternate board member of the California Taxpayers Association. He has been a guest speaker at various academic and trade association tax seminars and has been an invited author in the area of privately-contracted tax consultants by governmental tax agencies based on his spearheading of successful California property tax legislative reforms in partnership with the California Assessors’ Association.

Joel is a proud alumnus of San Jose State University – having received both a BS in Accounting and a MS in Taxation from SJSU. In addition, he has a JD from the Monterey College of Law. He is licensed in California as both a CPA and an attorney.