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Melissa Larson

Teaching Professor, E. Dee & Patricia Hubbard Professor,
School of Accountancy
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Melissa Larson is a Teaching Professor in the School of Accountancy at BYU Marriott School of Business. She graduated from BYU with a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting and started her career in public accounting, where she obtained her CPA license. In 2001, Melissa began teaching accounting classes at BYU and has taught various undergraduate and graduate accounting courses since then. She is passionate about inspiring students to engage in the learning process and pursued a doctorate degree from BYU in instructional psychology and technology. Her research interests include interventions to enhance student success in the classroom.

Melissa is married to Greg Larson, who is also an alumnus of the BYU accounting program. They have four children and a daughter-in-law. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, reading, and traveling. Although she doesn't enjoy running, she still does it.


  • Ph.D., Instructional Psychology & Technology, Brigham Young University, 2022
  • Bachelor, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1998
  • Masters in Accounting, Taxation, Brigham Young University, 1998

Group Affiliations

  • AAA — 2011–0
  • AICPA — American Institute of Certified Public Accountants — 2001–0
  • UACPA — Utah Association of CPA's — 2001–0

Selected Publications


Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Adjunct Faculty, BYU Hawaii, 2011–2011
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Utah, 2001–2003
  • Adjunct Faculty, Utah Valley State College, 1999–2001


  • Senior Tax Manager, Grant Thornton, 2008–2011
  • CPA, Larson & Company, 1998–2001


  • E. Dee & Patricia Hubbard Professorship, BYU, 2023
  • IP&T PhD Research Award, BYU IP&T Department, 2023
  • Karl G. Maeser Professional Faculty Excellence Award, Brigham Young University, 2021
  • Deloitte Professional Fellowship, Deloitte, 2020
  • Teaching Award, Faculty Women's Association, 2020
  • Teaching Excellence Award, BYU Marriott School, 2019
  • Honorable Mention, 2018 Outstanding Instructional Contribution Award, American Accounting Association, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section, 2018
  • Honorable Mention, Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award, AICPA, 2015
  • Spirit of the SOA Award, School of Accountancy, Marriott School of Mangement, 2015
  • Merrill J. Bateman, Outstanding Faculty Student Choice Award, Marriott School, 2013

Certificates and Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant — State of Utah