Allison Fraiberg

School of Business


Hornby Hall
P: 909.748.8767

Areas of Expertise
Communications & Critical Thinking
Cultural Studies of Business
History of Political Economy

Professional Background Highlights

Allison Fraiberg is Professor of Communications and Cultural Studies in the School of Business at the University of Redlands, where she teaches courses in leadership communication, business and management consulting, and critical thinking. As Associate Director of International Programs, she leads students on short-term business-focused study abroad programs. Recent journeys have included the UK, France, Poland, Hungary, and other countries in Central Europe; in 2019, she will take students to study business in Croatia, Slovenia, and South Africa. Her research on the intersections of business studies and liberal arts education has appeared in business publications such as The Journal of Management Inquiry and The Journal of Management Education, and in humanities publications such as College Literature and Pedagogy. In addition to her work at Redlands, she designs and facilitates workshops on business communication for corporate clients in southern California. When she isn’t working, she can usually be found on a golf course.


Ph.D., English (Cultural Studies), University of Washington, 1993.
M.A., English, Tulane University, 1989.
B.A., English (Film & Communications), McGill University, 1987. 

Courses Taught at Redlands

Leadership Communication
International Area Studies (Study Abroad)
Consultancy Capstone
Critical Analysis
Critical Perspectives on Management
Writing Workshop – 21st Century Business Skills
Presentations Workshop – 21st Century Business Skills

Recent Publications & Study Guides

In Progress: MacQueen, M., Fraiberg, A., and Schroeder, K. (2018). Experiential Learning in Short-Term Business Education Study Abroad: Using Story Maps as a Reflective Observation Tool.

Fraiberg, A. (2018). Presentations That Deliver! Resource workbook.

Fraiberg, A. (2018). Secrets to Writing Persuasive Reports, Proposals, and Research Projects. Resource workbook.

Spee, J. & Fraiberg, A. (2015). Topics, Texts, and Critical Approaches: Integrating Dimensions of Liberal Learning in an Undergraduate Management Course. Journal of Management Education special issue: “Integrating Liberal Learning, Humanities and Management Education,” 39 (1), 56-80.

Fraiberg, A. (2015). Writing and Presentations Quick Guide. [Study Text].

Fraiberg, A. (2010). Teaching Literature and Language Online. (Review).  The Rocky Mountain Review 64(2), 255-257.

Fraiberg, A. (2010). “With Edges of Rage and Despair”: Anger and the Poetry of Office Life. Journal of Management Inquiry, 19 (3), 196-207.

Fraiberg, A. (2010). Fiction, Business Studies, and Leadership: From Know-How to Embracing Impossibility. The Journal of Leadership Studies, 3(4), 97-101.

Fraiberg, A. (2009). Blending Globalization, Business, and Liberal Arts. Editors’ Choice Selection.  Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(3), 156-162. 

Recent Conference Presentations & Invited Talks

Fraiberg, A. “Presentations That Deliver!” WeWork, Costa Mesa and La Jolla, October 2018.

Fraiberg, A. “Freedom of Expression Through Writing: Finding Our Voices in Digital Times.” American Center, US Consulate, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2017.

Fraiberg, A. “Learning to Hesitate in a World of Hyper-Efficiency: How Humanities Faculty Might Collaborate with Business Schools.” International Journal of Arts & Sciences Multidisciplinary Conference, Boston, 2016.

Fraiberg, A. “Extreme Collaboration: Bringing Poetry About Work to the Business Classroom.” Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Madrid, Spain, 2014.

Fraiberg, A. & George, E.L. “Effacing Disciplinary Divides between Business and English: Lessons Learned from European Union Collaboration.” Eleventh International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Budapest, Hungary, 2013.

Fraiberg, A. "Teaching With TED: Turning Cool Subjects into Critical Analysis" and Session Chair for Practical Approaches to Teaching Culture panel. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, Boulder, CO, 2012.

Fraiberg, A. “’Real-World Poetry’: Approaches to Teaching About Working Life.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, Scottsdale, AZ, 2011.

Fraiberg, A. "Donning the Scarlet Letter: Embracing Campus Academics Outside the English Department." Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Montreal, Canada, 2010.

Fraiberg, A. “When Critical Thinking Isn’t Enough: Approaches to Teaching Problem-Solving.” California Business Educators Association Conference. Riverside, California, 2009.

Fraiberg, A. & George, E.L. “The Audacity of Hope; The Imperative of Cultural Studies:  Dealing with Despair in the Literary Sites of Business Cultures.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference. Utah, 2009.