Helene Kamensky (PhD) is higher education consultant, drawing on more than 20 years experience of teaching, research and management, the last 10 years as program director with the Salzburg Global Seminar in American Studies.
Helene Kamensky holds a Ph.D. in philosophy (logic and epistemology).
She initiated and conducted the Global Innovation Forum in Salzburg, Austria, as a series of sessions (2007-2008) for senior academic leaders, high-rank government officials and corporate executives with the goal to explore effective models of national and regional innovation systems. She also directed the Visiting Advisors Program (VAP), which provided consultancy to senior university leadership in Russia, CIS countries and South Caucasus.
She visited more than 60 universities in Russia and CIS countries to undertake quality review, consulting and evaluation. Before joining the Salzburg Global Seminar, she served as an adjunct professor of philosophy at the Institutes of Philosophy at the University of Salzburg and the University of Vienna. Previously, she was research fellow at the Institute of Scientific Theory at the Salzburg International Research Center.
Helene Kamensky’s area of research interest is higher education policy and management. Her current consulting and research projects focus on the implementation of competency-based learning models in higher education; university e-learning strategy for enhancing learner-centered education; effective implementation of the advanced teaching and learning methodology, as well as the development of the efficient university internationalization strategy in the framework of the Bologna Process reform agenda and the Lisbon Strategy of the European Union.
She is a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the World Universities Congress 2010, scheduled to take place in October 2010 in Chanakkale, Turkey.