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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 a 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.

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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