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Paul Martin Lester, Ph.D.
Professor of Communications
Department of Communications
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, California 92834

Office: 657 278.4604
Cell: 406 360.6616

Paul Martin Lester is a tenured, full professor of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. Lester is currently exploring ways to teach students throughout the world with World Wide Web technology. After an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and employment as a photojournalist for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Lester received a Master's from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. from Indiana University in mass communications. He is the author or editor of: Visual Journalism: A Guide for New Media Professionals (with Christopher R. Harris), Images that Injure Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media 2nd Edition (with Susan Ross), Visual Communication Images with Messages 3rd Edition, Desktop Computing Workbook, Photojournalism An Ethical Approach, and The Ethics of Photojournalism. In addition, Lester has published numerous articles in major communications' journals. He wrote a monthly column, "Ethics Matters" with his wife, Deni Elliott for News Photographer magazine for the National Press Photographers Association. He has given keynote speeches, panel discussions, presentations and workshops throughout the United States and in Australia, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Lester's areas of expertise include e-learning, photojournalism practice, mass media and professional ethics, desktop and World Wide Web publishing, visual communications, and new communications technologies.

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