Estill, John (Jack) B

Estill, John (Jack) B

Lecturer AY-A, Economics



Office Hours

T 1:30 - 2:45 pm and by appointment

The best way to reach me is by email. Contact by phone is the slowest.


  • Master of Arts, CSU-San Jose, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, CSU-San Jose, California, United States, 2003

Licenses and Certificates

California A and B Contractors License

United States Rowing Assiciation Level 2 Coaching License



I have an extensive career in construction, both as a contractor and developer. I recently sold my remaining interest in Appian Engineering, a general engineering contractor, though I remain an indepenedent member on the Board of Directors. I also serve on other Boards and consult with various businesses.

The two college subjects that most aided my success in business are accounting and economics. Familiarity with accounting allowed me to fully understand and manage my company's operations, profit, and losses. Economics gave me the critical thinking skills to solve problems others overlooked.

I returned to SJSU in 1999, completed my Bachelor's degree in 2003, and stayed to finish a Masters in 2006. Along the way I renewed my passion for economics and began teaching. I enjoy working with students while continuing to work in the community and consult to business. If you have any questions please let me know and I will arrange to meet you.