Sylwia Gornik-Tomaszewski, Ph.D.

DBA, Accounting, Cleveland State UniversityMS, Accounting, Kent State UniversityMS, 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 a specialization in accounting, from Cleveland State University, an MS in Accounting degree from Kent State University, and an 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 40 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 American Accounting Association (AAA) meetings and other international, national, and regional conferences. She is a recipient of the Lybrand Silver Medal and co-recipient of two Best Paper Awards. Dr. Gornik serves as a reviewer for academic journals and conferences. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation; she also serves as co-editor of the Journal of Global Awareness.

Dr. Gornik teaches cost and managerial accounting, financial accounting, accounting theory, and international financial reporting and analysis. She received several academic honors and teaching awards. In 2002, Dr. Gornik received the Tobin College of Business (TCB) Teaching Excellence Award for integrating experiential learning into the curriculum. She was also the 2004 Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year for dedication to students. In 2005 Student Government recognized Dr. Gornik as the TCB Professor of the Year for her outstanding contributions to her students' lives. She is the recipient of the 2007-2008 and 2021-2022 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. Dr. Gornik is also the recipient of the 2021 Teaching Excellence Award.

Teaching Interests

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

Research Interests

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Application of management science techniques in accounting

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Journal Articles

Gornik-Tomaszewski, S. (2021). Using Excel to Integrate Data Analytics into the Management Accounting Curriculum. Montvale, New Jersey : Management Accounting Quarterly/Institute of Management Accountants. vol. 23, pp. 19-27.

Gornik-Tomaszewski, S., and Shoaf, V. (2020). Post-Convergence Impact of International Financial Reporting Standards on U.S. Accounting Standards. Bloomsburg: Journal of Global Awareness. vol. 1, pp. 1-13.

Gornik-Tomaszewski, S. (2014). Capital Budgeting Simulation Using Excel: Enhancing the Discussion of Risk in Managerial Accounting Classes. Management Accounting Quarterly. vol. 15,

Jermakowicz, E. K., and Gornik-Tomaszewski, S. (2006). Implementing IFRS From the Perspective of EU Publicly Traded Companies. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. vol. 15, pp. 170-196.

Sellhorn, T., and Gornik-Tomaszewski, S. (2006). Implications of the 'IAS Regulation' for Research into the International Differences in Accounting Systems. Accounting in Europe. vol. 3, pp. 187-217.

Gornik-Tomaszewski, S. (2005). Antecedents and Expected Outcomes of the New Accounting Regulation in the European Union. Research In Accounting Regulation. vol. 18, pp. 69-103.

Gornik-Tomaszewski, S., and Jermakowicz, E. K. (2001). Accounting-based Valuation of Polish Listed Companies. Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting. vol. 12, pp. 50-74.

Gornik-Tomaszewski, S., and Rozen, E. S. (1999). Pricing of Foreign GAAP Earnings in U.S. Capital Market Prior to the SEC Required Reconciliation Disclosure. International Journal Of Accounting. vol. 34, pp. 539-556.

Gornik-Tomaszewski, S., and Jermakowicz, E. K. (1998). Information Content of Earnings in the Emerging Capital Market: Evidence from the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Multinational Finance Journal. vol. 2, pp. 245-267.

Books Chapters

Gornik-Tomaszewski, S., and Shoaf, V. (2015). Building Risk Analysis Skills Into the Curriculum With Simulation Examples in Excel. In: Global Business: Toward New Paradigm in the Time of Crisis. Katowice: Publishing House of the University of Economics in Katowice. pp. 40-50.

Conference Proceedings

Gornik-Tomaszewski, S. (2014). Adoption of IFRS in Canada: Financial Reporting Dilemma for Canadian Companies Listed in the United States. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Business & Economics Conference (CBEC).

Gornik-Tomaszewski, S. (2008). Internationalization of the U.S. Financial Reporting System: Prerequisites and Implications. Oxford, UK: Oxford Business and Economics Conference (OBEC).