Helen Campbell is a Collegiate Professor, Department of Business & Management, and Department of Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, University College. As a violist, she earned her undergraduate degree from the New School of Music; and a graduate degree in musical performance from Yale University, where she studied with Raphael Hillyer, a student of Dmitri Shostakovitch. Ms. Campbell later completed graduate work in Clinical Social Work at California State University, Sacramento, as well as a law degree at Temple University, and thereafter joined the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Campbell is the the author of two novels supported by grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Turnip Blues (based on family tales of Depression-era Pittsburgh, told from the perspective of a Russian-American immigrant) and The Blue Yonder Inn (set in economically-depressed west Texas during the early 1960s).
Ms. Campbell’s greatest passion is teaching, combining her love of the law and her skills as a performer. As a Fulbright grantee, she will lecture on American commercial law at Moscow State University (MGU). She is married and the mother of two late-adolescent children. Her hobbies include travel, cooking, swimming, reading nonfiction, studying Russian , and taking long walks in the woods.