Co-Program Director

Instructor, Strengths-Based Leadership

Professor of Business Administration, Psychology, and Public and International Affairs

University of Pittsburgh, School of Business

Administrative Assistant: Brittani Taylor,

Audrey J. Murrell, PhD, conducts research, teaching and consulting that helps organizations better utilize and engage their most important assets – their human and social capital. She is currently Professor of Business Administration with secondary appointments within the Department of Psychology and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, she served as the Acting Dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Honors College, Associate Dean within the College of Business Administration and as the Director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership. She received her B.S. from Howard University, magna cum laude and her an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. She is the author of several books including: “Mentoring Dilemmas: Developmental Relationships within Multicultural Organizations” (with Faye Crosby and Robyn Ely); “Intelligent Mentoring: How IBM Creates Value through People, Knowledge and Relationships” (with Sheila Forte-Trummel and Diana Bing); “Mentoring Diverse Leaders: Creating Change for People, Processes and Paradigms” (with Stacy Blake-Beard); and, the recent book entitled, “Diversity Across Disciplines: Research on People, Policy, Process and Paradigm” (with Jennifer Petrie-Wyman and Abdesalam Soudi).

Audrey Murrell has received numerous recognitions including the Mayor’s Citizen Service Award which proclaimed Aug. 12th, “Dr. Audrey Murrell Day” within the city of Pittsburgh. Some of her awards include the Pittsburgh Business Times “Woman of Influence Award”, the SBA Minority Business Champion of the Year award, the University of Pittsburgh Student Choice Award, and the “Women of Distinction” award from the Girls Scouts of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Dean Murrell serves as a consultant in the areas of mentoring, leadership development, diversity and inclusion. She is the current editor of the Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Audrey’s community service activities include having served on a number of non-profit and community boards and was recently appointed by the Mayor to serve on the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority board of directors.

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