M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1999
Bachelor of Economics, University of Queensland, 1988

Helen Kilber started the Evans School Ph.D. program in Public Policy and Management in 2011. Helen’s main area of research interest is higher education policy. Prior to joining the program, she worked in multiple roles at Nike, Inc., including as the Director of Global Digital Commerce Strategic Planning and as Strategic Planning Manager for U.S. Commerce. She has also worked as a Senior Economic Advisor in the Department of the Prime Minister of Australia, advising on South Pacific Islands economic and trade relations. Helen earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Professional Title: 
Adjunct Professor, Master of Public Policy program, Portland State University
Specializations: 
Education Policy
Dissertation Committee Members: 
William M. Zumeta (chair)
Crystal C. Hall
Mark C. Long
Jennifer Romich (School of Social Work)
Major Area Paper (MAP) Title: 
Under-Matching: Big Opportunity to Improve the Educational Outcomes of Lower Income Students or a Red Herring?