Scott Collins

Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting
Department: Accounting
Office: 322 Business Building
Phone: 814-865-1529
Fax: 814-863-8393
Member of Faculty Since: 2012


Professor Collins brings over 15 years of experience in accounting practice and teaching into his current position at Penn State.  His professional accounting experience includes serving as a staff auditor with Arthur Andersen, a plant controller with General Mills, and a financial controller at an internet startup company.  His accounting instructional experience includes teaching courses in both financial and managerial accounting at several universities in the Southern California area.  Professor Collins has previously taught financial and managerial accounting courses at Penn State, and he has also previously served as a teaching assistant at Penn State.

Current Research

Professor Collins is interested in experimental and behavioral research centered on the impact of annual report complexity and sentiment on investor behavior.


Ph.D., Management, Claremont Graduate University,  2012 
M.S., Business Administration, Penn State University,  2009 
M.B.A., Finance, Claremont Graduate University,  2005 
B.A., Business-Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara,  1996 


ACCTG 211, Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
ACCTG 432, Accounting Information Systems
BA 411, Analyzing Business and Industry
ACCTG 404, Managerial Accounting: An Economic Perspective
ACCTG 873, Advanced Financial Accounting for One-Year MAcc