Profiles

Joseph G. Walsh

JD, LLM, CPA

Professor

Joseph Walsh's Bio

“More than any other tax program that I’m aware of, Golden Gate University has a professional rather than an academic orientation. All the faculty members have a wealth of practical tax experience and bring the real world into their classroom.”

Joe Walsh joined Golden Gate University as Dean of the School of Taxation in 1984 and has been serving as a Professor of Taxation since 1993. In addition to teaching at GGU, he was the faculty advisor/coach for the team of tax students that won Tax Challenge. Joe won the “Best Article” award from the Tax Section of the American Institute of CPAs, and the Distinguished Service Award at GGU. He is an inactive California CPA, a member of the Tax Section of State Bar of California and the San Francisco Tax Club, where he was president in 2000. Some of Joe’s previous positions include Associate Tax Counsel at Bank of America and Associate at the law firm of Fitzgerald, Abbott and Beardsley. He has authored numerous articles for various tax journals including Practical Tax Strategies, Taxation for Accountants, and The Tax Advisor. Joe holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from University of California, Berkeley, a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and an LL.M. in Tax from New York University.

Joe in one word: Self-disciplined

Interests & hobbies: Reading history, hiking & following Cal sports

Favorite musical artist: Tina Turner

Guilty pleasure: Mint chocolate chip ice cream

Favorite quote: “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” – Theodore Roosevelt