Karen Van Camp
Karen Van Camp

Senior Lecturer of Communications

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Karen S. Van Camp is Senior Lecturer of Communications at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where she has taught verbal presentations and persuasion since 1990. She also taught at Northwestern’s Communication Studies undergraduate programs from 1986-1994.

Van Camp is a verbal presentations communications consultant; specializing in consulting and sales presentations, conference addresses, expert witness testimonies, and television and radio interviews. Her clients include: CEOs, management consultants, account executives, physicians, attorneys and their clients, and radio and television personalities. She has been in practice since 1986.

Area of Expertise

Communications: Verbal Presentations and Persuasion
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PHD, 1997, Northwestern University
MA, 1986, Northwestern University
BA, 1972, Western Illinois University

Academic Positions
Faculty Senator, Northwestern University, 2012-present
Senior Lecturer of Communications, Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2006-present
Clinical Associate Professor of Communications, Management & Organizations / Organizational Behavior, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1997-2006
Visiting Professor, Keio University, Yokohama Japan-1999
Clinical Assistant Professor of Communications, Management & Organizations / Organizational Behavior, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1993-1997
Instructor, Communication Studies in University College, Northwestern University, 1988-1994
Lecturer, Organizational Behavior, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1991-1993
Instructor, Organizational Behavior, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1990-1991
Instructor , Communication Studies, Northwestern University, 1986-1988

Grants and Awards
Distinguished Teaching Award, Northwestern University, University College, 1993-1994

Communications consultant for individuals, specializing in verbal presentations and persuasion, 1986 - present  
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Research Interests
Verbal presentations and persuasion
Audience responses to presentations

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Teaching Interests
Verbal presentations and persuasion
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Management Communications (MORS-450-0)

This course does not count toward the Management & Organizations major.

This course aims to advance students' skills in handling the basic communication and rhetorical problems of trying to influence the behavior of others. Students apply current knowledge and norms of persuasion, argumentation and group dynamics to exercises in oral presentations. This course does not count toward the MORS major. Prerequisite: MORS-430.