Thomas Dalton

Contact Information

Thomas Dalton

Thomas Dalton
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Professor of Accountancy and Taxation

Email | dalton@sandiego.edu
Phone | (619) 260-4102
Office | Olin Hall 118

Curriculum Vita

    Director of Undergraduate Programs
    Professor of Accountancy and Taxation

    • Ph.D. University of Houston, Accounting
    • M.S. San Diego State University, Business Administration/Accounting
    • B.S. San Diego State University, Environmental Health

    Tom Dalton is a professor of Accounting and Taxation at the University of San Diego where he serves as the Director of Underegraduate 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 financial analysis of publicly traded corporations for Gradient Analytics, expert testimony on educational issues, and individual and business tax planning. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Society of CPA's San Diego Chapter, and is a past president of the San Diego Chapter. During his career he has taught courses in financial statement analysis, individual tax, corporate tax, partnership tax, and retirement planning.

    Selected Current Research

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Whitney, G., Dalton, T. (2008). A non-profit university and a for-profit consulting company partner to offer a new master's degree. American Journal of Business Education, 1 (1), 9-17.

    Journal Article, Professional Journal

    Boudreau, B., Dalton, T. (2013). Simulating the effect of a flat tax model. CPA Journal, 83 (10), 15-21.

    Dalton, T. (2012). Navigating the foreign student filing requirements. Practical Tax Strategies, 88 (4), 175-179.

    Dalton, T., Custin, R., Barkacs, L. (2011). Debt Cancellation in the Age of Mortgage Foreclosures. Real Estate Taxation, 38 (3), 100:104.

    Dalton, T., Deshpande, S. (2011). Quantifying the choice between a Roth and traditional IRA. Practical Tax Strategies, 87 (3), 112:119.

    Dalton, T., Pattison, D. (2008). Deciding to work while collecting Social Security. The CPA Journal, 78 (7), 48-51.

    Farkas, M., Dalton, T. (2008). Combining the Home-sale exclusion with like-kind exchange deferral. Practical Tax Strategies, 80 (3)