Joanne C. Pratt

she / her / hers

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

On Leave

Joanne C. Pratt


Milas Hall 265




  • Ph.D., Immunology, University of Pennsylvania
  • A.B., Biology, Smith College


  • Factors that control the growth and functional programs of white blood cells

Dr. Pratt teaches courses in Biology and Entrepreneurship.

She has mentored numerous students in her laboratory-based research projects and incorporates an authentic research experience into all her biology classes. She teaches an introductory biology class that is focused on Designing Better Drugs, as well as advanced biology courses in Immunology, Emerging Technologies in Cancer Research, and Environment and Health. She is one of the co-developers and instructors of Olin’s experiential entrepreneurship course, Products and Markets. As a founding faculty member of Olin College and former Associate Dean, Dr. Pratt has played a leadership role in the development of the curriculum and culture of Olin. She has engaged in a diverse array of college projects that span faculty development, the student experience, curriculum design, assessment, and accreditation. Dr. Pratt has engaged with numerous academic partners to facilitate academic and curricular transformation through workshops, coaching, and creation of immersive programs.