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Gurney, Laura, PhD

Gurney, Laura, PhD

Gurney, Laura, PhD

Assistant Professor, Integrated Technology School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management

Contact Information:

Husson University
218 Wildey Communications Center
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7043 Email: gurneyl@husson.edu

Biography

Dr. Laura Gurney teaches computer/technology related courses at Husson University including web design, programming, drones, 3D printing, and computer repair. Sharing technology with others is a passion and leads to presentations at local conferences, workshops, and schools on topics including: web design, programming, technology, and integrating digital and online safety into the classroom. Additionally,  encouraging and mentoring women in the technology field, as an example of a woman in technology and as a resources for those with questions, has been a focus for years.  Prior to joining Husson University, Laura taught at the New England School of Communications, Eastern Maine Community College, and in the public school setting. She earned a doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems/Information Technology Management from Trident University International to compliment a Master of Business Administration from Husson University and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of Maine. Professor Gurney also has two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maine – a Bachelor of Arts in English and another in Secondary Education and Teaching. Other projects and activities include: being a mother and wife, co-owner of a business, computer consultant, Notary Public, Dedimus Justice, and landlord.

Professional Statement

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." –Leonardo da Vinci.

As a teacher, I've found this to be true. Doing is one of the most important aspects of learning. I encourage my students to DO both in and out of class. By applying skills and knowledge they will learn more than any textbook contains, they'll learn their abilities to accomplish their goals, who they are and build their confidence to DO. As a teacher I am here to help with the DOING.