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Dr. Audrey Murrell

Associate Dean, Pitt College of Business Administration

Audrey J. Murrell conducts research, teaches, and works with organizations on strategies to enhance overall effectiveness by utilizing their most valuable assets--their human and social capital. She conducts extensive research on building capacity of people and outcomes at work with a special emphasis on enhancing outcomes for women. Popular media—including the Wall Street Journal, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Black Enterprise. She is the author (along with Crosby and Ely) of the book Mentoring Dilemmas: Developmental Relationships within Multicultural Organizations and the author (with Forte-Trammell and Bing) of the recent book Intelligent Mentoring: How IBM Creates Value through People, Knowledge and Relationships. She recently received funding from the Ford Foundation's Having a Dream Fund to study way to increase the utilization of minority and women contractors/suppliers among public/governmental agencies.

Professor Murrell is a professor of business administration and holds secondary appointments in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Pitt’s Psychology Department. She currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow for the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership within Pitt Business, but served as Director from 2007 to 2019. Dr. Murrell received her BS from Howard University, magna cum laude in 1983 and a MS in 1985, and a PhD in 1987 from the University of Delaware.

She serves as a consultant in the areas of mentoring, organizational effectiveness, teamwork, diversity, and leadership development. Her clients have included Alcoa, IBM, Heinz, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Kaiser Permanente, FedEx Ground, Executive Leadership Council, YWCA, Carnegie Libraries, Human Engineering Research Labs, Kent State University, Howard University, and Hampton University. 

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