Profiles: Jeff M. Howson


Jeff M. Howson


Adjunct Professor

Jeff Howson's Bio

Golden Gate University is one-of-a kind because the students get hands on knowledge thats relevant in the real world from their professors, who are working professionals.

Jeff Howson worked at Arthur Young & Co. from 1968 through 1981, and became a tax partner in 1978. In 1981, he started Howson & Simon to specialize in tax and financial issues for high net worth individuals, which is still the focus of the firm. Jeff taught Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and resumed teaching the course in 2006. In 1984, he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Golden Gate University School of Taxation. Jeff holds a B.A. from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and an M.B.A. in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

Jeff in one word: Collegial

Interests & hobbies: Reading, traveling (has been to 50 countries) & golf

Favorite musical artist: Grateful Dead

Favorite quote: A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason. J.P. Morgan

Favorite movie:Star Wars Episode IV