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Shelby Reigstad

Job Title

  • Instructor
    College of Adult and Professional Studies


Communication Studies

Started at Bethel



  • St. Cloud State University - B.S. Mass Communication and Marketing, 1996
  • Bethel University - M.A. Communication, 2000


My name is Shelby Reigstad and a 2000 graduate of the Masters in Communication program at Bethel University.

Proud to be originally from Hibbing, Minnesota, I moved to St. Cloud to receive a B.S. degree in Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing. Moving on to the Twin Cities for employment with a company called Concept Group.  I continued to work for Concept Group while studying at Bethel.  Upon graduation, I began teaching as an adjunct in the evenings at Saint Paul College.  I moved to work full-time in education at Saint Paul College in 2005.

My move from the field of advertising to education was gradual.  Along with my degree from Bethel, my 9 years in advertising were some of the reasons Saint Paul College hired me.  I am now in my 16th year of teaching.

I am married with three young children.

Courses Taught

-Interpersonal Communication

-Small Group Communication

-Intercultural Communication

-Fundamentals of Public Speaking

-Introduction to Communication, Basic Communication

-Computer-Mediated Communication

-Advertising and Public Relations

-Marketing Communication

-Succeeding in College


Faculty Excellence Award Recipient

Positive Impact Award

Honorary Phi Theta Kappa Instructor


-Teaching in the Disciplines; Center for Teaching and Learning, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities - Assessing Speech Communication Skills for Application to Work and Life, Design and Pilot Test the Critical Thinking and Oral Communication Assessment Rubrics


-Annual Student Success day Presenter

-International Listening Association Presenter - Integrating eFolio Presentations as a Speech Coursework Activity

Certificates and Licenses

Teaching Craft Certificate

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Lifetime Member International Listening Association

Association of Chapter Advisors Member

Hobbies and Interests

Personal study

Craft and shop projects

Kitchen science



Teaching specialty

Communication Studies


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