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Shawn Spano

Spano, Shawn

Professor,  Communication Studies

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-5379

Office Hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:45-11:45 am


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Speech Communication
    Indiana Univ Bloomington, Indiana, United States, 1988
  • Master of Arts, Speech Communication
    Univ Of Wyoming, Wyoming, United States, 1984
  • Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication
    CSU-Humboldt, California, United States, 1981


Professor Spano teaches courses and conducts applied research in interpersonal and small group communication. He specializes in bridging social construction and dialogue theory with practical skills and tools that enable students to design and facilitate processes to improve communication in community, organizational and interpersonal contexts.