Thomas Dalton

Director of Undergraduate Programs
Professor of Accountancy and Taxation
Thomas Dalton
(619) 260-4102
Office Location
Olin Hall 118
  • PhD, University of Houston, Accounting
  • MS, San Diego State University, Business Administration/Accounting
  • BS, San Diego State University, Environmental Health
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • Simulating the effect of a flat tax model, CPA Journal
  • Navigating the foreign student filing requirements, Practical Tax Strategies
  • Quantifying the choice between a Roth and traditional IRA, Practical Tax Strategies
  • Retirement at Age 62: Is Receiving Social Security Early Worth It?, The CPA Journal
  • Advising Clients to Buy a College Condo, Practical Tax Strategies


Tom Dalton is a professor of accounting and taxation in the School of Business Programs at the University of San Diego, where he serves as the director of undergraduate programs. He served as the associate dean in the School of Business Administration from January 2000 until June 2004 and was designated as the Steber Professor for the 2003-2004 academic year. He has published numerous tax planning articles in professional journals and tax related research studies in academic journals. He is a Certified Public Accountant and, prior to entering academia, was a tax consultant for Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte and Touche). Recent consulting activities include expert testimony on educational issues, and individual and business tax planning. He is a past president of the California Society of CPAs San Diego Chapter. During his career he has taught courses in financial statement analysis, individual tax, corporate tax, partnership tax and retirement planning.


View CV