Carl S. Smith, Ph.D., CMA , CFM, CPA

Carl Smith is the Associate Dean of the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford and an Associate Professor of Accounting.   He teaches managerial accounting, cost accounting, and accounting information systems at the graduate and undergraduate level.

He received his B.S., M.B.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He holds a CPA certificate and CPA license in the State of Connecticut and maintains a small CPA practice in addition to his duties at the University.  He is also a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager.

Dr. Smith is Chair-Elect of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) a 68,000 member association dedicated to advancing the managerial finance and accounting professions. He chairs the IMA's Strategic Planning Committee and is a member of IMA's Executive Committee and Board of Directors.   He previously served the IMA as the, Distinguished Professor in Residence, President of the Foundation for Applied Research, and Chair of the Board of Regents of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants.  He has also served as an Area Vice-President, Chair of IMA's Education Committee, President of the Hartford Chapter and as a National Director of IMA. He has also served on the IMA's Committee on Academic Relations and as a Vice-President of the NorthEast Regional Council. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, AICPA, and the Connecticut Society of CPA's where is a member of the Educators’ Committee which he has also chaired.

Prior to his term as Associate Dean, Dr. Smith served as the chair of the Accounting and Taxation Department as well as the program director for the school’s masters program in accounting.  As part of his University service, Dr. Smith is the chair of the University’s Athletics Council which oversees the institution’s Division I Athletics Program.  He has also been the chair of the University’s Faculty Senate and a recipient of the University’s Trachtenberg Award for Distinguished Service.

His research interests include the areas of managerial and cost accounting as well as accounting information systems and ethics.   He has published in Strategic Finance ,  Management Accounting, and Managerial Finance.