Pamela Trafford

Pamela Trafford

Senior Lecturer II

Telephone: 413-545-5633


Office: Isenberg 347


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C.P.A., State of Montana
M.B.A., University of Montana, 1982
B.A., University of Montana, 1977

Research/Teaching Interests:

Financial accounting
Managerial Accounting
Current professional topics

Financial literacy

Instructional technology


Academic Activities:

Pam Trafford joined the faculty in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in June, 1997.  She has a special interest in combining teaching and technology.  Pam has served the school and the university in a variety of committee/advisory roles related to online teaching.  Currently she also serves as the Departmental Honors Director.


Pam's recent undergraduate classroom teaching has focused on intermediate accounting and a seminar to prepare students for internships.  In addition, she teaches introductory financial accounting and managerial accounting, contemporary issues for accountants, and two honors courses for accounting majors.   Previously, she has taught taxation and managerial accounting for the hospitality industry. Pam also teaches Financial Reporting for Decision Makers in our full-time and part-time MBA programs.


Professional Activities:

Pam Trafford is a CPA and worked for KPMG for 10 years, serving as a senior manager in the tax practice for the last four years. Pam is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and the AICPA. She is an alternate member of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel for the IRS.



In 2011 Pam received one of the inaugural grants from the Open Education Initiative.  Pam has received several certificates of excellence in teaching from the University of Massachusetts Continuing Education Division. In 2007 she was nominated for a teaching award for the New England region of the University Continuing Education Association. In 2006, Pam received an award for lasting contribution from UMass Online.