Dr. Sondra J. Byrnes teaches for the Mendoza College of Business at the Fanning Center for Communication. She teaches a variety of courses such as intercultural communication, management communication, persuasion, business speaking and writing, management speaking and writing, and negotiations. She has also taught at the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Dr. Byrnes received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Law School, and prior to joining the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Byrnes worked in the corporate sector – primarily in banking and utilities. She has held executive positions in marketing, corporate communication and strategic planning. As a practicing attorney, she also served as in-house counsel, working principally in the area of workplace policy.