Jessica L. Burrell, DBA

Dr. Jessica Burrell is the Human Resources (HR) Administrator for the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Plastic Surgery. In this role, she serves as the primary HR consultant for over 230 faculty and 135 staff members.

In 2011, Dr. Burrell earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She began working as a teaching assistant at the University Child Development Center (UCDC) and as a Therapeutic Support Staff member at Wesley Spectrum Services.

In 2014, she completed her Masters in Human Resource Management at Capella University and began her Human Resources career as a Human Resources Assistant with Sodexo Food Services at the University of Pittsburgh. In this role, she acquired essential skills to advance in the field of HR, which opened the door to her becoming the Director of Human Resources in a skilled nursing facility formally known as HCR ManorCare. Taking a risk, she further advanced in both her career and educational journey by taking a temporary position with the University of Pittsburgh and worked toward completing a Doctorate of Business Administration from Liberty University. In 2021, she became a permanent staff member at the University and completed her Doctorate. The focus of her dissertation was on the ineffectiveness of performance management systems.

A link to Dr. Burrell’s dissertation is here.