Audrey J. Murrell, Ph.D., is an author, professor, national speaker and consultant. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois where she was raised within the United Methodist church together with her mother, father, two brothers and one sister. Audrey left Chicago to study psychology at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laud. After undergraduate, she continued her studies at the University of Delaware where she earned both masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Delaware. Audrey found her way to Pittsburgh, PA where she joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh where she holds a faculty position within the Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration. She also has secondary appointments within the Department of Psychology and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. For other 3 decades she has been a professor, author, researcher, and consultant for many different organizations on topics such as mentoring, diversity, leadership, ethics, and social responsibility. As an author, she has published numerous books, blogs and professional articles. Dr. Murrell has received several recognitions including the Mayor’s Citizen Service Award which proclaimed Aug. 12th, “Dr. Audrey Murrell Day” within the city of Pittsburgh, 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”, the Community Champion Award from the United Way of Allegheny County, the Shyne Foundation’s Gwendolyn Elliot “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the “Woman of the Year” by Onyx Women’s Network and Magazine. Audrey continues to follow God’s calling within her work in the church, across the campus and within the community. She resides in Pittsburgh, PA where she is an active member and an ordained Elder at Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church (affectionately known as “The Well”).