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Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership

Pictures is Helena Knorr, Ph.D., assistant professor of organizational leadership.Contact Information


  • Bachelor of Arts, Universidad del Pais Vasco
  • Master of Education, University of Minnesota
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota

Courses Taught

  • Organizational Systems
  • Ethical Leadership and Sustainable Organizations
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Interpersonal Communications for Leaders
  • Women in Leadership
  • Leading in Diverse Communities
  • Gender and Power
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making


Helena Knörr, Ph.D, is an associate professor in the Rowland School of Business. She launched Point Park University's Master of Arts in leadership degree and served as director of the program from 2006-2007. Currently, she teaches courses in the MBA and undergraduate organizational leadership programs at Point Park.

An inveterate passionate traveler, Knörr worked several years in Spain and the United States. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, specializing in human resource development. In addition, Knörr serves as a reviewer and consulting editor for several peer-reviewed journals and professional organizations and is the director of the Global Entrepreneurship Program for Women in Latin America.

Selected publications

  • Co-authored "Motivations and differences upon reconciling professional and personal life: An empirical study of businesswomen and businessmen in the Valencian Community," International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Sept. 2011.
  • "Developing the female entrepreneur from a Human Resource Management perspective: Lessons from women who reached top management," International Journal of Manpower, 2011.
  • Co-authored "Employee extra-role job behavior: A perspective from the direct and indirect consequences of supervisor's ethical leadership" published in Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 2011.

Selected Presentations

  • "Values, Ethics and Sustainable Development of Businesses," Second International Meeting in Entrepreneurship Development, Mexico City, Mexico, June 2014.
  • "Emerging Leaders," Point Park University M.A. in organizational leadership program seminar, March 27, 2014.
  • "Developing Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs," Red EmprendeSur international conference, Medellín, Columbia, October 2013.
  • "Understanding the career development experiences of women entrepreneurs," 2012 Conference of the International Network of Business and Management Journals, Valencia, Spain.
  • Presented workshop on "Women Entrepreneurs" at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.
  • Presented workshop on "Madrid Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills" at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.
  • "Young entrepreneurs innovate in Europe, what makes them different?" and "From employees to entrepreneurs: the relevance of virtues," 2010 Conference of the International Network of Business and Management Journals, Valencia, Spain.

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Women in leadership
  • Career development
  • Organization development
  • Organization culture
  • Ethics in the workplace
  • Work-family balance

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