Lyn M Van Swol

Madison, Wisconsin

Lyn's research interests include decision-making and the use of advice, influence and innovation in group decision-making, persuasion, and deception. By far, her research on detecting deception has gotten the most attention. Search on "Lyn Van Swol" on the internet—along with “deception” or “liar”—to get a taste of some of her research. You can also learn more about her through her home department site.

In the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (MEM) program, Dr. Van Swol teaches EPD 704 Organizational Communication and Problem Solving, and brings with her over 20 years of experience to our students.

In the Department of Communication Arts, she also teaches:

  • CA 368 Theory and Practice of Persuasion
  • CA 575 Communication in Complex Organizations
  • CA 760 Communication Theory