Faculty of the Month for April - Krista Phair

Please join the Faculty Senate Awards Committee in honoring Krista Phair as April’s Faculty of the Month! Krista joined Ohlone College in 2013 as part-time faculty member in the Speech and Communications department. She grew up here Fremont, and earned her BA in Theater and Communication from Creighton University in Omaha, NE and an MA and PhD at Kansas University in Communication Studies. Krista studies rhetoric, and religious and political communication. 

A picture of Krista Phair holding up her hand, in a room

Krista has served many roles in the Speech and Communications Department in her time here at Ohlone College. She has worked in the Communication Lab and coached the debate teach. One of her colleagues notes that, “She is a very kind, generous, and collaborative communication studies faculty member to students and faculty alike and would help anyone in the department anytime!” 
 
Krista teaches many of the communication studies courses, but especially loves teaching persuasion. She is known amongst her peers as an inspired teacher. One of her nominators notes that “Krista is constantly pushing herself to grow and improve in the classroom. She experiments with unconventional teaching tools. She takes on new and challenging roles in the department. Krista supports her colleagues and students. Overall, she's great!” 

When not helping students or building and supporting the Speech and Communications Department at Ohlone College, Krista enjoys dancing and attending musicals and the theater. She is also a talented crafter; Krista makes jewelry, sews anything you can imagine, knits, cooks, bakes, and gardens. Last but not least, she and her dog, Nutmeg, love walking and hiking. 

Headshot picture of Krista Phair with her dog.

Please join us in congratulating Krista Phair for being April’s Faculty of the Month!


The Faculty of the Month program seeks to honor faculty who have a history of making significant and continuing contributions to the College.

The selection is made by a subcommittee of the Faculty Senate. The award is given monthly (of course!) during the academic year.

Learn more about the Faculty of the Month program.