About Dan Hill


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About the author:  Dan Hill is an internationally recognized expert on emotions as captured through the facial coding tool made famous by Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller Blink and Fox’s hit series “Lie to Me.” Five of the seven universal, core emotions facial coding reveals were also highlighted in Pixar’s “Inside Out.” Dan’s work since founding his company, Sensory Logic, in 1998 spans applications from market research to legal, behavioral finance, and professional sports as well as the analysis of executives, politicians and cultural icons in serving as a facial expressions biographer of famous, newsworthy individuals.

Dan has appeared on TV on CNN, PBS, Fox, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, ESPN, Tennis Channel, NBC’s “The Today Show” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Radio appearances include the BBC and NPR’s “Marketplace.” Besides a front-page profile in The New York Times, other print and web coverage runs the gamut from The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fast Company, Politico, Advertising Age, Kiplinger’s, Allure, and China Forbes to Reuters. Dan has been a highly successful speaker before audiences in over 20 countries.

In addition to being the recipient of 10 U.S. patents, Dan is the author of three books: Emotionomics: Leveraging Emotions for Business Success (Kogan Page 2008) – published in a dozen languages worldwide – About Face: The Secrets of Emotionally Effective Advertising (Kogan Page 2010), and Body of Truth: Leveraging What Consumers Can’t or Won’t Say (Wiley & Sons 2003). Dan received his PhD from Rutgers University, following studies at Brown University, Oxford University and St. Olaf College and lives with his wife, Karen, in St. Paul.