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Annette Tomal, Ph.D.

Carl R. Hendrickson Professor of Business

On Faculty since 1995
630.752.7058



Dr. Tomal's current research is focused on gender, religion, and educational attainment. Previous research was on gender roles, gender in the classroom, abortion rates, hospital mortality rates, and the informal sector in developing economies.

University of Illinois - Chicago
Ph.D., Economics

Bowling Green State University
M.B.A.

Ball State University
M.A., Business Education

Ball State University
B.S., Business Education/Administration

CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
2003

  • Gender Roles in Society
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Association of Christian Economists (ACE)
  • Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA)
  • American Economics Association (AEA)
  • Midwest Economics Association (MEA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • Illinois Economics Association (IEA)
  • Western Economic Association (WEA)

Wheaton College professor finishes marathons in all 50 states
Daily Herald

As she cruised, smiling, across the finish line last month in Pocatello, Idaho, Wheaton College professor Annette Tomal held up a victory sign that announced the completion of her long-sought-after goal. The sign read: "50 State Marathon Club." With her challenge to herself met, she is now a member of an elite group of runners who each have completed a 26.2-mile marathon run in each of the 50 states...
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  • Microeconomic Principles
  • Accounting I and II
  • Statistics

Current research is focused on gender, religion, and educational attainment. Previous research was on gender roles, gender in the classroom, abortion rates, hospital mortality rates, and the informal sector in developing economies.

Hierarchical Religions and Female Education, Journal of Human Capital 11:4
Annette Tomal, Seth Norton, Winter 2017

Religious Adherence and Educational Attainment in the United States, International Journal of Education and Human Development
Annette Tomal, 2016

Religion and Female Education: Trans-Megabloc Effects, Faith and Economics
Annette Tomal, Seth Norton, 2015

How Our Students View Gender Roles, Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development
Annette Tomal, 2013

The Effect of Religious Membership and Parental Involvement Laws on Adult and Teen Abortion Rates, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
Annette Tomal, Seth Norton, 2012

Religion and Female Educational Attainment, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking 41:5, pp. 961-986.
Annette Tomal, Seth Norton, 2015

Earnings Determinants for Self-Employed Women and Men in the Informal Economy: the Case of Bogotá, Columbia., International Social Science Review
Annette Tomal, Lacey Johnson, 2008

The Chilly Classroom: Beyond Gender, College Teaching
Annette Tomal, Edee Schulze, 2006

Perceptions of Gender Competence - Are Christian Colleges Different?, Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development
Annette Tomal, Edee Schulze, 2005

The Effect of Religious Membership on Teen Abortion Rates, Journal of Youth and Adolescence 30:1, pp. 103-116.
Annette Tomal, 2001

Parental Involvement Laws, Religion, and Abortion Rates, Gender Issues
Annette Tomal, 2000

Parental Involvement Laws and Minor and Non-Minor Teen Abortion and Birth Rates, Journal of Family and Economic Issues 20:2, pp. 149-162.
Annette Tomal, Summer 1999

Determinants of Teenage Birth Rates as an Unpooled Sample, American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Annette Tomal, 1999

The Relationship between Hospital Mortality Rates, and Hospital, Market, and Patient Characteristics, Applied Economics
Annette Tomal, 1998

Weaknesses of Economic Incentive Systems for Quality Improvement, Journal of Technology Studies 11:1, pp. 59-60
Annette Tomal, D. Tomal, 1995

Does Your Economic Incentive System Really Improve Quality? Human Resource Development Quarterly 5:2, pp. 185-190
Annette Tomal, D. Tomal, 1994