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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:


Professor Gurney teaches web development and computer related courses. Prior to joining Husson University, Professor Gurney was a full-time faculty member at the New England School of Communications (NESCom) for over three years. From 2006 - 2011 she was an adjunct for Husson University and NESCom teaching a variety of technology classes. From 2003 – 2011, she was an adjunct professor at Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC) where she taught business and technology-related courses. In this position, Professor Gurney was also responsible for coordinating the General Technology and Trades and the Technical Occupations programs. Before joining EMCC, she was a technology teacher at Hermon High School in Hermon, Maine where she taught young people about web design, multimedia, keyboarding, computer applications, AP computer science, video production, and acted as adviser to the freshman class and the robotics club. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration Information Systems and Information Technology Management at Trident University International. She already holds two masters degrees – 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.