Tassi Dalton

tassi dalton
Tassi Dalton

Criminal Justice Teaching Fellow


Direct Office Phone: 423-775-2041

Field of Study: Criminal Justice

Office: Criminal Justice Department

Academic Degrees
  • J.D., Southern University Law Center, 2013
  • M.A., Criminal Justice, University of Louisiana, Monroe, 2009
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Northwestern State University, 2003
  • Masters Certificate in Forensic Document Examination, East Tennessee State University, 2020
  • Associate of Arts: Criminal Justice, Louisiana State University, Alexandria 2001


Tassi Dalton currently serves as a Criminal Justice Professor at Bryan College both online and in the classroom. She loves to teach courses with a focus on the law, policing, forensics, ethics, and investigation. Integrating hands-on activities in the classroom is so important to enhancing the learning experience for a student. Students in one of Professor Dalton’s classes will be able to extract their DNA, take fingerprints, cast impressions, work on a crime scene, and much more. Professor Dalton is a native of Louisiana but is proud to now call Tennessee home. She obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2013 from Southern University Law Center and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2009. She worked eight years in Law Enforcement and has held the titles of Deputy Sheriff, Probation and Parole Agent, Special Agent, and Investigator.

After graduating from law school, Professor Dalton worked for a nationally accredited law firm that focused on class action lawsuits against drug manufacturers and medical devices. Practicing law though was not her passion and she shifted her focus to academia. Professor Dalton has been teaching collegiately since 2016. It is a ministry for her, one in which she can share Christ with
her students while teaching them about the field of Criminal Justice and Law. She brings the work experiences that she encountered while working in law enforcement into her classrooms. Students that are interested in pursuing a career as a lawyer can also gain vital knowledge that can help guide them with the decision-making process.

Above all, Professor Dalton and her family are active members of their small Church, New Beginning. God is first, then family and all other engagements. Professor Dalton and her husband, Derrick, and son, Chandler, run the family farm with over 80 heads of cattle, 1 goat, and 5 dogs. When Professor Dalton is not working at Bryan, she and her family are out on the farm or traveling.

Publications, Research, & Editing

  • Dalton, T., Harralson, H. H. (2021, February). Writer’s cramp and technology: Its influence on intra-writer handwriting variability. Poster session presented at the 73rd American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Scientific Meeting.

Conference & Workshop Presentations

  • “Writer’s Cramp & Technology: Its Influence in Intra-Writer Handwriting Variability” – Poster presented to the 73rd American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) Annual Scientific Virtual Meeting. February 15-19, 2021
  • “Trace Investigations: A Smarter Way to Police Alcohol,” presented May 2016. Panel Presentation.

They are so eager to not only learn about Criminal Justice but Christ as well. Bryan allows me the ability to talk about Christ in the classroom, to pray with students, and to help them at their time of need. Preparing students to go out into a world that is full of evil and know how to put on the full armor of God and help others is humbling. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work at Bryan and to work with students that have such a love for Christ. 

— Tassi Dalton

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Department Chair  |  Criminal Justice  | 

Criminal Justice Department
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321

Office Phone: 423-775-2041