Dr. Sandra M. Tomkowicz

Sandra M. Tomkowicz


Dr. Sandra M. Tomkowicz is a Professor in the Management Department at West Chester University. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting) from LaSalle University maxima cum laude. After graduating from LaSalle, she worked in the Audit Department at Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte LLP) and earned her CPA license. Professor Tomkowicz also holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She practiced law for five years in the Labor Department at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania prior to joining the faculty at West Chester University. Her teaching interests include business law, employment law, and constitutional law. Dr. Tomkowicz’s research explores the evolving landscape of employment law, including sexual harassment, employment discrimination, smoking in the workplace, workplace bullying, as well as the relationship between law and ethics. She has published articles in law and management journals such as the Journal of the Academy of Business Education, Journal of Applied Research/or Business Instruction, Journal of Financial Service Professionals, Syracuse Law Review, Labor Law Journal, and Employee Relations Law Journal.

Education and Professional Certifications

  • B.S., Business Administration (Accounting), La Salle University
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School

  • Attorney, licensed in Pennsylvania
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive)

Area of Expertise

  • Employment law
  • Constitutional law

Relevant Professional/Applied Experience

  • Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz (now Troutman Pepper), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Associate - Labor Department, 1988-1993
  • Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Audit Department, 1982-1984

Research Interests

  • Legal developments that shape the employment relationship
  • Intersection between law and ethics in business decision making

Recent Publications/Journals/Books

  • Susan R Fiorentino and Sandra M. Tomkowicz, Adding Sexual Harassment Prevention to the Menu: Sexual Harassment Prevention as a Condition of Food Safety Licensing in the Restaurant Industry, Villanova Law Review, Vol. 67 No. 2 (forthcoming June 2022)
  • G. Callanan, S. Tomkowicz & D. Perri, Targeting Vulnerable Populations:  The Ethical Implications of Data mining, Automated Prediction, and Focused Marketing, 126 Business and Society Review 155 (2021)
  • Susan R. Fiorentino and Sandra M. Tomkowicz, Can Millennials Deliver on Equal Pay? Why the Time is Finally Right for Pay Transparency, 38 Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal 253 (2021)
  • Susan R. Fiorentino and Sandra M. Tomkowicz, E-Petitions, Social Media and Concerted Activity: The Millennial Response to Organized Labor? 34 ABA Journal of labor & Employment Law 71 (2019)
  • Gerard A. Callanan, David F. Perri, and Sandra M. Tomkowicz, Data Mining and Automated Prediction:  A Pedagogical Primer for Classroom Discussion, 93 Journal of Education for Business 352 (2018)
  • Gerard A. Callanan, Sandra M. Tomkowicz and David F. Perri, Career Management in Uncertain Times: Challenges and Opportunities, The Career Development Quarterly (December 2017)
  • Sandra M. Tomkowicz and Susan R. Fiorentino, Status-Blind Harassment and The Faragher Model:  A Comprehensive Managerial Response to Workplace Bullying, 27 Southern Law Journal 1 (Spring 2017) (Awarded Best Paper)  

Professional and Community Engagement

  • Pre-Law Advisor
  • Faculty Advisor to the Business Law Minor
  • ADA Committee, member
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line, volunteer

Classes Regularly Taught

  • BLA 201 – The Legal Environment of Business
  • BLA 306 – Employment Law
  • BLA 310 – Business & The Constitution

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