Audrey J.


Audrey J. Murrell

Joint Appointee 
312 Mervis Hall
Office Loc 412-648-1651


  • PhD, University of Delaware, 1987
  • MS, University of Delaware, 1985
  • BS, Howard University, 1983

Teaching and Research Areas

Organizational behavior, men and women at work, careers in organizations, business communication, workforce diversity.

Select Publications and Funded Research

  • Murrell, A.J., Blake-Beard, S., Porter, D.M., and Perkins-Williams, A. (in press). Inter-organizational formal mentoring: Breaking the concrete ceiling sometimes requires support from the outside. Human Resource Management.
  • Zagenczyk, T. and Murrell, A.J. (in press). It is better to receive than to give: Advice network effects on job and work-unit attachment. Journal of Business & Psychology.
  • Zagenczyk, T., Murrell, A.J. and Gibney, R. (in press). The effects of the physical work environment on social capital. International Journal of Organizational Analysis.
  • Zagenczyk, T., Gibney, R., Murrell, A.J. and Boss, S. (in press). Friends don’t make friends good citizens, but advisors do”. Group and Organizational Management.
  • Bangs, R., Murrell, A.J. and Higgins, M. (2006). Minority business bidding for local government contracts: The complex issue of availability. Journal of Health and Social Policy, Vol 23(2).
  • Murrell, A.J. and Zagenczyk, T. (2006). The gendered nature of role model status: An empirical study. Career Development International, 11(6), 560-578.
  • Frieze, I.H., Olson, J.E., Murrell, A.J. and Selvan, M. (2006). Work values and their effect on work behavior and work outcomes in female and male managers. Sex Roles 54(1/2), 89-93.
  • Frooman, J. and Murrell, A.J. (2005). Stakeholder influence strategies: The roles of structural and demographic determinants. Business and Society, 44(1), 3-31.

Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors

  • Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement, University of Pittsburgh
  • Student Choice Award, Teaching & Service Recognition, University of Pittsburgh
  • Irwin-McGraw Hill Distinguished Paper Award, Southwest Academy of Management
  • 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
  • Northside Christian Health Center – Secretary, Board of Directors


  • Organizational Behavior: Leadership and Team Effectiveness/li>
  • Cross- Cultural Management
  • International Dimensions of Organizational
  • Service Learning in Organizations
  • Leadership in a Social Environment
  • Gender and Diversity in

Other Faculty and Academic Administration Positions

  • Director for the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, Katz/CBA School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
  • Director for the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, Katz/CBA School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260