Mary Jane Collier

Professor-Veterinary Communications Clinical Sciences


About Mary Jane

Mary Jane Collier, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized scholar and trainer in intercultural communication. Professor Collier earned her Ph.D. in interpersonal, group, and intercultural communication from the University of Southern California. In addition to tenured faculty appointments at four universities in the U.S., she has been a Visiting Fellow in South Africa, Northern Ireland, and England. She has written and edited five books and her work on intercultural dialogue, alliances, conflict management, and community engagement appears in various international, national and regional journals. Professor Collier assists with the teaching and coaching of the communication curriculum in the VCPE Program. Her research includes analysis of communication strategies for effective partnerships between veterinarians and clients, working with cultural differences to enhance collaboration in clinical and practice settings, and expanding relationships with diverse communities.