Sylwia Gornik-Tomaszewski, Ph.D.

Department of Accountancy
DBA, Accounting, Cleveland State UniversityMSA, Accounting, Kent State UniversityMSE, Economics, Academy of Economics in Katowice
Dr. Sylwia Gornik joined St. John's University in Fall 2000. She holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree with specialization in accounting from Cleveland State University, MS in Accounting Degree from Kent State University; and MS in Economics Degree from the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. She holds CMA and CFM professional designations. Dr. Gornik’s research focuses on international accounting standardization and regulation. She has published 38 peer reviewed articles and over 20 refereed proceedings. Her research appeared in such academic journals as the International Journal of Accounting, Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting, Multinational Finance Journal, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing & Taxation, and Research in Accounting Regulation. She has also published in professional magazines, such as The CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, and Financial Executive. She has presented numerous research papers at the meetings of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and at other international, national and regional conferences. She is a co-recipient of two Best Paper Awards. Dr. Gornik serves as a reviewer to academic journals and conferences. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation; she served as co-editor of four Special Accounting Issues of the Review of Business. Dr. Gornik teaches Accounting Theory, International Financial Reporting and Analysis, Cost and Managerial Accounting. She received several academic honors and teaching awards. She has been a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business since 1994. In 2002, Dr. Gornik received Tobin College of Business (TCB) Teaching Excellence Award for integrating experiential learning into the curriculum. She is also the recipient of the 2004 Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award for dedication to students. Student Government recognized Dr. Gornik as the TCB Professor of the Year 2004-2005, for her outstanding contributions to the lives of her students. She is the recipient of the 2007-2008 PricewaterhouseCoopers Faculty Fellowship for Recognition of Teaching Excellence Award. In May 2013 Dr. Gornik received the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of her academic contributions and dedication to St. John’s University. In April 2015 she was recognized by Beta Gamma Sigma as Dr. Joseph A. Giacalone Professor of the Year.

Teaching Interests

Cost and Managerial Accounting, International Financial Reporting and Analysis, Accounting Theory.

Research Interests

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and other international financial reporting issues; innovative teaching methods dealing with risk simulation and analysis; assessment of teaching effectiveness in on-line teaching.

Courses Taught