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.

Areas of Expertise
Communications: Verbal Presentations and Persuasion

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PhD, 1997, Communication Studies, Northwestern University
MA, 1986, Communication Studies, Northwestern University
BA, 1972, English and Speech, Western Illinois University

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

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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 / Evening & Weekend MBA
Persuasive Presentations (KACI-450-0)
This course was formerly known as MORS 450-0, Management Communication
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.

Executive Education
Women's Senior Leadership Program

Kellogg created this special leadership program for women executives to equip top female talent to break through the barriers that have historically impeded their career development and empower them to take their place at the highest levels of corporate leadership.

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