Laura Gurney

Office: 238 Boardman Hall

Laura Gurney is lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Science. She holds a PhD from Trident International University, MBA from Husson University, MEd in instructional technology, BA English and BS Secondary Education from the University of Maine.


  • PhD in Business Administration Concentration in Information Systems and Information Technology Management, Trident International University (2018)
  • MBA, Husson University
  • MEd in Instructional Technology (2001)
  • BA in English, University of Maine (1998)
  • BS in Secondary Education, University of Maine (1998)

Research and Scholarship Interests

Dr. Gurney’s research focuses on improving student self-efficacy in computer usage and application within career fields. Engaging cross-discipline students to apply classroom theory in the creation of computing solution and the impact on improved computing and technology self-confidence.  Additional research topics include the impact of Information Diagnosticity of electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) on purchase intentions and the influences of online social sentiment on consumer intentions.

“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 teaching faculty, 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 learn more than textbook materials, they explore their own abilities to accomplish goals and build life-long confidence to DO. As a teacher I mentor the DOING.