Sandra Collins

Associate Teaching Professor

Sandra  Collins

Contact Information


Professor Collins teaches courses in conflict management, persuasion, negotiation, business speaking, business writing, and sustainability reporting to undergraduates and MBA candidates in the Mendoza College of Business. Her publications include Communication in a Virtual Organization (Thompson South-Western, 2003), Managing Conflict and Workplace Relationships (Thompson South-Western, 2007), Listening and Responding (Thompson South-Western, 2005), and Persuasion (Thompson South-Western, 2009). With a background in social psychology, she specializes in inter-group interaction, conflict management, and persuasive communication. Outside of academics, she has worked as a licensed financial services broker and as a purchasing agent, and has owned a small business.

Areas of Expertise

Social Influence

Conflict Management


BA, Indiana University at South Bend

MA, University of Notre Dame

Ph D, University of Notre Dame


"Interpersonal Communication: Listening and Responding", South-Western Cengage Learning, 2009

"Managing Conflict and Workplace Relationships", South-Western Cengage Learning, 2009

"Persuasion", South-Western Cengage Learning, 2009