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Dr. Audrey Murrell

Audrey J. Murrell, Ph.D. conducts research on mentoring, diversity, ethics and social responsibility and leadership effectiveness.


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 numerous research articles and her books include: “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, “Diversity Across Disciplines: Research on People, Policy, Process and Paradigm” (with Jennifer Petrie-Wyman and Abdesalam Soudi).


She has published research on the issue of food insecurity as it matters for social responsibility, social sustainability and for diversity, equity and inclusion. More information about her research, teaching and writings can be found at:

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