Mary S. Curby

Mary S. Curby

Mary S. Curby

Adjunct Faculty

aggression, relational aggression, preventative interventions, assessment, clinical treatment

She has taught several sections of in person and online for the GMU psychology department.  Her classes include Therapeutic Communication Skills, Theories of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, and Intro Psychology. She also developed a new course to teach at GMU, the Psychology of Aggression and Bullying.  In addition to teaching, she works part-time for the Center for Psychological Services, where she provides comprehensive psychological and educational assessments for GMU students and children and adults in the community. 
Previously, she worked for the University of Virginia (UVA) Early Steps project, a multi-site preventative intervention with low income at-risk families in the Charlottesville area. She served as the Assessment Coordinator for the UVA site, where she performed in home assessments and was responsible for training and supervising assessment staff and undergraduate research assistants.

Courses Taught

Abnormal Psychology

Psychology of Aggression & Bullying

Therapeutic Communications

Introduction to Psychology

Theories of Personality


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, BA in Psychology, December 1997
University of Detroit-Mercy, Detroit, MI, MA in Clinical Psychology with a child-clinical specialization, May 2004