Hylton is an instructor of accounting in the School of Business. She started teaching at Mason in Fall 2000. She has a BS in accounting from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Hylton is a Certified Public Accountant with a license in Virginia. She has taught fulltime at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, University of Tampa, Eckerd College and Lebanon Valley College. Hylton has taught as an adjunct professor at Auburn University and Trinity College in Washington, D.C.
Hylton began her accounting career with Haskins and Sells (now Deloitte and Touche) as a staff accountant. She worked in public accounting until taking a job with the federal government as a finance office manager. She then went on to work for a Fortune Five hundred company as a financial analyst as an internal auditor.
Hylton was on the forefront for the United States Air Force program to electronically file tax returns for the military community in South Carolina and Alabama. She returned to public accounting in 1999 where she remained until returning to her real passion, teaching. Her interests are financial accounting and individual income taxes.