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Darla Moore School of Business


Lynn A. McFarland

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Management
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-7688
Office: DMSB 406D
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Lynn McFarland


Lynn A. McFarland is an assistant professor of management in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. She received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

McFarland is a recognized expert in the areas of her research and has received numerous awards, including the Best Paper Awards from both the Journal of Management in 2004 and the HR Division of the Academy of Management in 2005. She also received the Walter G. Klopfer Award for Distinguished Contribution in 2005. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Human Performance. 

She is also the president and co-founder of Human Capital Solutions, Inc., an HR consulting firm specializing in staffing and performance management. The company was founded in 2004 and serves clients from both the private and public sector.


McFarland’s research is in staffing, social influence in organizations and workplace diversity. She has published in several leading management journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology and Journal of Management and has presented over 50 papers at national conferences. She also currently serves on the conference committee of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is the research coordinator for the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation.


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2000
  • M.A., Michigan State University, 1998
  • B.A., Manhattan College, 1995

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