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Gerhard Gottlob Mueller

Gerhard Gottlob Mueller was German, American financial accounting standard setter, educator. Certified Public Accountant (retired), Washington. Recipient University Washington Distinguished Teaching award, 1983, Distinguished Service award, University Washington, 1984; Ford Foundation fellow, 1958-1959, Price Waterhouse International Accounting Research fellow, 1962-1964.


  • Mueller, Gerhard Gottlob was born on December 4, 1930 in Eineborn, Germany. Arrived in United States, 1952, naturalized, 1957. Son of Gottlob Karl and Elisabeth Charlotte (Hossack) Mueller.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, College of Sequoias, 1954. Bachelor of Science with honors, University California-Berkeley, 1956. Master of Business Administration, University California-Berkeley, 1957.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University California-Berkeley, 1962. Doctor Economics (honorary), Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, 1994. Doctor Laws (honorary), Kwansei Gakuin University, 2000.


    • Staff accountant Federal Maritime Commission Corporation, San Jose, California, 1957-1958. Faculty department accounting University Washington, Seattle, 1960-1996, associate professor, 1963-1967, professor, 1967-1996, chairman department, 1969-1978, director graduate professional accounting program, 1979-1990, senior associate dean, 1990-1995, acting dean, 1994, Hughes M. Blake professor international business management, 1992-1995, Julius A. Roller professor accounting, 1995-1996, member finance accounting standards board, 1996—2001. Retired, 2001

      Director University Washington Accounting Development Fund, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Bellevue, 1984-1996, chairman board trustees, 1991-1993.

      Consultant international tax matters United States Treasury Department, 1963-1968. Consultant International Accounting Research, 1964-1996. Visiting professor Cranfield School Management, England, 1973-1974, University Zurich, Switzerland, 1973-1974.

      Lecturer San Diego State University, since 2006. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant (retired), Washington.



    Fellow Academy International Business. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (international practice executive committee 1972-1975, executive council 1987-1989, Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education award 2000), American Accounting Association (president 1988-1989, academy vice president 1970-1971, chairman advisory board international accounting section 1977-1979, Wildman medal 1986, National Outstanding Educator 1981, Distinguished International Lecturer in Black Africa 1987, Outstanding International Accounting Educator 1991), Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (president 1988-1989, Outstanding Educator award 1985, Public Service award 1995), Accounting Education Change Commission (chairman 1994-1996), Beta Alpha Psi (Academy Accountant of Year 1987), Beta Gamma Sigma (Distinguished scholar 1978-1979), Alpha Gamma Sigma.


    • Married Coralie George, June 7, 1958. Children: Kent, Elisabeth, Jeffrey.
    • father: Gottlob Karl Mueller
    • mother: Elisabeth Charlotte (Hossack) Mueller
    • spouse: Coralie George
    • children: Kent Mueller
    • Elisabeth Mueller
    • Jeffrey Mueller
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    Born December 4, 1930
    • 1954
      College of Sequoias
    • 1956
      University California-Berkeley
    • 1957
      University California-Berkeley
    • 1962
      University California-Berkeley
    • 1994
      Swedish School Economics and Business Administration
    • 1957 - 1958
      Staff accountant, Federal Maritime Commission Corporation
      San Jose, Costa Rica
    • 1960 - 1996
      faculty department accounting, University Washington
      Seattle, Washington, United States
    • 1994
      faculty department accounting, University Washington
    • 2001
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