Pam Trafford is a senior lecturer II on the faculty in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She teaches a wide breadth of undergraduate and graduate accounting courses. She was one of Isenberg’s first faculty to teach in the online programs and continues to have a special interest in combining teaching and technology. She 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 and a university innovation fellow.
Trafford is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a chartered global management accountant (CGMA). She worked for audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG for 10 years, serving as a senior manager in the tax practice for four years. She served all the not-for-profit clients in her office and was a featured speaker about taxation issues for not-for-profit health care institutions. She belongs to many professional organizations and has served as a treasurer for a regional not-for-profit organization and as a member of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.
Her recent awards include College Outstanding Teacher Award from Isenberg, 2014-2015; Student Centered Learning and Teaching Fellowship, 2015-2016; and Innovation Fellowship, 2016.