8-10 September 2020

Singapore EXPO, Singapore

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Audrey Murrell

Associate Dean and Director of the David Berg Centre for Ethics and Leadership
University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration
Audrey J. Murrell conducts research, teaching and consulting that helps organizations better utilize and engage their most important assets – their human and social capital. She is currently Associate Dean of within the College of Business Administration and Professor of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Business. Dr. Murrell served as the Director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh from 2006 to 2013 and from 2016 to the present. She received her B.S. from Howard University, magna cum laud in 1983 and both an M.S. in 1985 and Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Delaware. After obtaining her Ph.D., she joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 1987. Professor Murrell instructs courses in Organizational Behavior, Ethics and Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship, Cross-Cultural Management and Workforce Diversity. Dr. Murrell conducts research on mentoring, careers in organizations, workplace/supplier diversity and social issues in management. This work has been published widely in management and psychology journals as well as book chapters and special issues. Popular media has also highlighted this work including the Wall Street Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Pittsburgh Business Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Black Enterprise, Jet Magazine and Vida Executive (in Brazil). 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 forthcoming book entitled, “Diversity Across Disciplines: Research on People, Policy, Process and Paradigm” (with Jennifer Petrie 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. She was also a finalist for the Athena Awards, recipient of the Pittsburgh, Business Times “Woman of Influence Award”, the SBA Minority Business Champion of the Year award, the University of Pittsburgh Student Choice Award, the “Women of Distinction” award from the Girls Scouts of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Susan B. Anthony “Women of Vision” award from the Women’s Leadership Assembly, the Community Service award from the Pennsylvania Job Corps Association, the Joe Luciana Service Award, the Community Champion Award from the United Way of Allegheny County, the H.J. Zoffer Medal for Meritorious Service from the Katz Alumni Council and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Public and Community Service Award from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Murrell serves as a consultant in the areas of mentoring, leadership development, and workforce/supplier diversity. Her clients have included Alcoa, IBM, Microsoft, Heinz, Novartis, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Bombardier, Kaiser Permanente, Fed-Ex Ground, Executive Leadership Council (ELC), National Association of Minorities in Communication (NAMIC), American Association of Blacks in Energy, YWCA, Carnegie Libraries, Human Engineering Research Labs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Kent State University, Howard University and Hampton University. She participated in a congressional briefing sponsored by Senator Arlen Spector (R-Pa) on the issue of affirmative action. Murrell also served on the Allegheny County Minority, Women and Disadvantage Business Enterprise Certification Appeals Board and is the past-chair of the Gender and Diversity in Organizational Division of the Academy of Management Association. Audrey’s previous community service activities include having served on a number of non-profit and community boards including Northside Christian Health Center, Urban Youth Action, Family Services of WPA, Leadership Pittsburgh and Minority Enterprise Corporation of SWPA. She has also worked with the American Red Cross in the National Disaster Human Resources System and was a previous member of the Red Cross National Diversity Advisory Council in Washington, D.C.
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