Robert E. Sanders

Professor Emeritus

Teaching and Research Area/s: Social Interaction, Strategy & Social Influence; Language Meaning, Nonverbal Meaning, Pragmatics; Interpersonal & Intercultural Communication; Conflict, Collaboration, & Negotiation; Cognitive Processes; Theory & Meta-theory



  • B.A., 1966, M.A. 1967, English Literature, University of Illinois; Ph.D. 1971, Communication, University of Iowa.

  •  Northern Illinois University, 1971-1973; University at Albany, SUNY, 1973-2007.

  • Author of Cognitive Foundations of Calculated Speech (1987), co-editor of Handbook of Language and Social Interaction (2005), Editor of the journal Research on Language and Social Interaction (1988-1998), and past Chair of the Language and Social Interaction Divisions of the National Communication Association and International Communication Association.

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