Sylwia Gornik-Tomaszewski, Ph.D., C.M.A., C.F.M.

Professor, Accounting and Taxation

Professor Sylwia Gornik joined St. John's University in Fall 2000. She holds the CMA and CFM professional designations. 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 Advances in Accounting, incorporating Advances in International Accounting; she served as co-editor of three Special Accounting Issues of the Review of Business. 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, 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 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, 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.

D.B.A., Accounting, Cleveland State University
M.S.A., Accounting, Kent State University
M.S.E., Economics, Academy of Economics in Katowice, Poland

Teaching Interests
Accounting theory, International financial reporting and analysis, cost and managerial accounting

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 online teaching