Audrey J. Murrell, Ph.D.


2204 Sennott Square



Research Interests

Mentoring and Career Development, Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Minority/Women Contracting and Supplier Diversity; Social Issues in Management; Social Identity Theory and Applications.


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Accepting Graduate Students: No

Honors and Awards

  • SBA Minority Business Champion of the Year
  • ATHENA Award Finalist, Allegheny Conference
  • New Pittsburgh Courier's Women of Excellence in Education
  • Women of Achievement Award
  • Undergraduate Student Choice Award
  • Irwin-McGraw Hill Distinguished Paper Award
  • Girl Scouts of Southwestern Pennsylvania, " Women of Distinction" Award, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Susan B. Anthony, "Women of Vision" Award, Women's Leadership Assembly, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Chancellor's Affirmative Action and Diversity Award, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • H.J. Zoffer Medal for Meritorious Service Award, University of Pittsburgh, Katz Business Alumni
  • Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Public and Community Service, University of Pittsburgh


  • PhD, University of Delaware


  • Publication 1049

    Murrell, A.J. and Zagenczyk, T. (2006). Gender, Race and Role Model Status: Exploring the Impact of Informal Developmental Relationships on Management Careers. In, M. Karsten (Ed.), Gender, Ethnicity and Race in the Workplace, Westwood, CT: Greenwood/Praeger Publishers.

  • Publication 1048

    Bangs, R., Murrell, A.J. and Higgins, M. (2007). Racial discrimination in public contracting. Journal of Health and Social Policy, Vol 23(2).

  • Publication 1047

    Murrell, A.J., Forte-Trammel, S. and Bing, D. (2008). Intelligent Mentoring: How IBM Creates Value through People, Knowledge and Relationships, Pearson Publishers.

  • Publication 1046

    Blake-Beard, S., Murrell, A.J. and Thomas, D.A. (2007). Unfinished Business: The Impact of Race on Understanding Mentoring Relationships. In B. Rose-Ragins and K. Kram (Eds.), Handbook on Mentoring, Sage Publications.

  • Publication 1045

    Murrell, A.J., Blake-Beard, S., Porter, D.M., and Perkins-Williams, A. (2008). Inter-organizational formal mentoring: Breaking the concrete ceiling sometimes requires support from the outside. Human Resource Management, 47(2), 275-294.

  • Publication 1044

    Zagenczyk, T. and Murrell, A.J. (2009). It is better to receive than to give: Advice network effects on job and work-unit attachment. Journal of Business & Psychology, 24(2), 139-152 .

  • Publication 1043

    Zagenczyk, T., Scott, K.D., Gibney, R., Murrell, A.J., and Thatcher, J.B. (2010). Social influence and perceived organizational support: A social networks analysis. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 111, 127-138.

  • Publication 986

    Frieze, I.H., Olson, J. E., & Murrell, A. J. (2011). Working beyond 65: Predictors of late retirement for women and men MBAs. Women and Aging, 23(1), 40-57.

  • Publication 1042

    Frieze, I.H., Olson, J.E. & Murrell, A.J. (2011). Working beyond 65: Predictors of late retirement for men and women MBAs. Journal of Women and Aging, 23(1), 40-57.