Paul Ahn

Communication Science

Teaching Assistant



6166 Vilas Hall

Paul Ahn

Expertise and Activities

I am a PhD student in Communication Science working with Dr. Lyn M. Van Swol. My research interest lies in decision-making and different modes of communication including design thinking. Before graduate school, I participated in several market research projects across Korea, China, the Middle East, and the United States and developed marketing communication strategies for the automotive industry.


  • M.A. Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018
  • B.A. International Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 2011
  • B.A. Chinese Linguistics, summa cum laude, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 2011


  • University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison,2018
  • Charles C. Peirce Scholarship,University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017
  • University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison,2016


  • CA 260 – Communication and Human Behavior (T.A.)
  • CA 575 – Communication in Complex Organizations (Former Grader)