Melissa Carver

Instructor in Residence


Education & Professional Certifications

  • BA, Economics, College of Arts & Sciences, Cornell University
  • MBA, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
  • MS, Accounting & Taxation, Barney School of Business, University of Hartford
  • CPA, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Areas of Expertise

  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Financial Literacy
  • Federal Taxation
  • Compensation and Metrics
  • Financial Accounting

Current and Prior Positions

  • Instructor in Residence, Accounting Department, University of Connecticut, 2015-present
  • Assistant Director, School of Business, University of Connecticut, 2012-5
  • Adjunct Instructor, Accounting Department, University of Connecticut, 2009-12
  • Principal, Townsend Research Group, 2006-present
  • Senior Manager, Global Business Services, IBM, 2002-3
  • Principal Consultant, Management Consulting Services, PwC, 1993-2002

Professional and Community Service

University of Connecticut

  • PMBA Strategy and Redesign Committee
  • Taxation Curriculum Review Committee
  • eCampus Online Education Working Group
  • UConn Women’s Advance Conference Steering Committee
  • EMBA Implementation Committee
  • Hartford Campus Relocation Planning Committee
  • Human Resource Management Graduate Programs Admissions Committee
  • Chair, MS HR Management and Executive Education Program Manager Search Committee
  • Executive Education Program Manager Search Committee
  • EMBA Program Manager Search Committee

Community Service

  • United Way Women’s Leadership Council, Financial Family Stability Initiative
  • Director, Porter’s School Alumnae Board
  • Director, Hartland Historical Society
  • Town of Hartland Planning & Zoning Board
  • Vice Chair, Town of Hartland Board of Finance
  • Cornell Association of Class Officers
  • Hartland Land Trust
  • United Way Financial Allocations and Assessment Board

Professional Organizations

  • Massachusetts Society of CPAs
  • Society for Human Resource Management


Contact Information
Phone(860) 218-3538
Office LocationBUSN 412