SOA Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Donald A Corbin

Dr. Don Corbin was an SOA faculty member for over 30 years. He passed away in 2008. Dr. Corbin received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and became the Emeritus Professor of Accounting after he retired. He was recognized by the National Association of Accountants, Committee on Economic Development (CED), and the SOA for his valuable contributions to the accounting profession and education. He wrote over five books. His articles were published in journals such as the Accounting Review (eight articles), Journal of Finance, the Journal of Political Economy, ABACUS, Management Accounting, the Journal of Accountancy, and the CPA Journal. Dr. Corbin was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, American Accounting Association, National Association of Accountants, and Hawaii Society of CPA’s.

The accounting community established the Donald A. Corbin Distinguished Professorship in Accounting. Partners from top accounting firms in Hawai'i joined Dr. Corbin at the Pacific Club to celebrate reaching the minimum $500,000 toward the first Distinguished Professorship in Accounting. Hawaii's accounting firms, alumni, and the Corbins all made contributions to establish the fund.

Dr. Howard Lowe

Dr. Howard D. Lowe, was a SOA faculty member for 27 years. He retired in 1991 and passed away in 2013.  He graduated in accounting from BYU, and also received a Master’s Degree there. His doctorate degree in 1959 was from Indiana University. After teaching in Iran for five years, Dr. Lowe joined UH and served as the SOA Director for several years.

Dr. John Wendell