Let's Communicate

An Illustrated Guide to Human Communication

Douglas M. Fraleigh | Joseph S. Tuman | Katherine L. Adams | Peter Arkle

  • Douglas M. Fraleigh

    DOUGLAS M. FRALEIGH is a professor and chair of the Communication Department at California State University Fresno, where he also teaches in the Smittcamp Family Honors College and serves as assessment coordinator for the College of Arts and Humanities. His teaching and research interests include freedom of speech, argumentation, and public discourse. He is coauthor of Speak Up: An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking and Freedom of Expression in the Marketplace of Ideas. Before becoming chair, he was active in speech and debate coaching at Fresno State, Cornell, UC Berkeley, and California State University Sacramento. He holds a juris doctor from UC Berkeley and a BA from CSU Sacramento. When not busy teaching, writing, and administrating, he looks forward to running, reading, family time (especially plays and sporting events), and hanging out with his dogs.


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    Joseph S. Tuman

    JOSEPH S. TUMAN is a professor and former chair of the Department of Communication Studies at San Francisco State University, where he received the Jacobus tenBroek Society Award, a statewide award for Excellence in Teaching. He has also taught at the University of California at Berkeley, the New School, and the University of Paris II, and has published widely in the field of communication studies (including coauthoring Speak Up: An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking). Joseph has appeared regularly on local and national network television and radio as a political analyst since 1984. He has served on the boards of several nonprofits in Oakland, and in 2014 he was one of the leading candidates in the mayoral race. Currently, he serves as an advisor and expert analyst regarding terrorism and social media for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In his spare time, he is an avid triathlete and marathoner.


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    Katherine L. Adams

    KATHERINE L. ADAMS has been a professor of communication for over thirty years at California State University Fresno, where she formerly served as chair of the Department of Communication and currently chairs the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism. Her primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in communication theory, interpersonal communication, and small group communication. She also helped create an honors public speaking course and taught in the Smittcamp Family Honors College. A former graduate of the University of Utah, she published her first interpersonal textbook with her mentor and noted small group communication scholar B. Aubrey Fisher. She continued on to publish two textbooks in small group communication. She has held all the major offices in the Western States Communication Association, including its past presidency. She has also completed four AIDS/LifeCycle events to help raise money for the fight against AIDS.


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    Peter Arkle

    PETER ARKLE is a freelance illustrator who grew up in Scotland and received a BA in illustration from St. Martin's School of Art and an MA from the Royal College of Art (both in London). His clients include magazines (the New Yorker, Canadian Business, Time, and the Harvard Business Review), newspapers (the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal), sports brands (Nike and Brooks Running), scientists (the Howard Hughs Medical Institute), lawyers (Kennedys Law), whisky makers (AnConc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky), hotels (Morgans Hotel Group), and other enterprises that keep his life interesting. He just published a book, All Black Cats Are Not Alike, with his wife, Amy Goldwasser. To see more of Peter's work, please visit peterarkle.com.


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