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  • Co-Director, Communication Labs
  • Instructor, Communication Studies

Shelly Spratt began at Ohlone college in 2014 as an adjunct lecturer and joined the Communication Department as a full-time faculty member in 2016. Spratt has been in higher education since 2001 and has taught at Shasta College, Butte College, Chico State, and Chabot College. Her lecture interests and experience include Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Oral Interpretation, Persuasion, Organizational and Leadership Communication, and Intercultural Communication.

Shelly Spratt also serves Ohlone College as Co-Director of the Maggie Morrison Communication Lab. She specializes in the lab tutor curricular development and training. She also supports the Colloquium Speaker Series and currently serves on the General Education Sub-Committee.

In addition to her experience as a lecturer, Spratt was also an academic advisor and admission evaluator, with NCAA eligibility emphasis for both Chico and San Jose State. She previously worked at Stanford University as a Student Services Manager for the University Registrar and as a Student Services Specialist for the English Department.

Apart from academia, Spratt is a communication consultant for companies in the Bay Area. She specializes in speech coaching, story development, small group mediation, and effective slide creation.

Born and raised in Chico, California, Shelly Spratt understands and enjoys a slower life when not lecturing or consulting. You will often find her gardening, cooking, learning about viticulture, discovering the next amazing micro-roast coffee, and lifting very heavy weights. Her sons like to draw her dinosaur cartoons (proudly displayed in her office) and her husband is often troubleshooting some tech-related issue on her laptop.


  • M.A. Communication Studies

    Emphasis: Human Communication
  • B.A. Communication Studies

    Emphasis: Organizational Communication

    Minor: Marketing