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Helen Kilber

Adjunct Professor of Public Administration



Helen is currently completing her PhD at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs.  Her PhD research brings together behavioral economics and public policy to investigate how information policy initiatives such as the Obama Administration's College Scorecard change low income students' evaluation of alternative college options.  Helen's research is funded by the Association for Institutional Research and was presented at the 2015 American Association for Public Policy and Management annual conference.

Outside academia, her experience spans the public and private sectors.  She was a policy adviser and diplomat in the Australian government focusing on Asia Pacific economic relations at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia's State Department), the Treasury and the Prime Minister's Department.  She served at Australia's embassy to the WTO in Geneva and its High Commission in Singapore.  After receiving her MBA from the University of California, Berkeley where she was a Fulbright Scholar, Helen worked in the private sector in Australia and the United States.  In Australia, she was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, where her favorite project was creating a business model for the successful creation of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.  After returning to the United States, she was the Global Director of Digital Commerce Strategy for Nike Inc.  Helen also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia.