Michael E Hurley

Michael E Hurley

Michael E Hurley

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Associate Professor

Financial decision-making, sport psychology, and humor.

Dr. Hurley is the coordinator of the advising office for the undergraduate psychology program at George Mason University. He has been an administrative faculty member since joining the psychology department in 1993. Dr. Hurley also teaches in the undergraduate program, and has served as the faculty advisor for the GMU chapter of the Psi Chi honor society since 2004.

Dr. Hurley was the first recipient of George Mason University’s Academic Advisor of the Year award in 2005. He was also nominated for the university’s Faculty Member of the Year award in 1996 and the Teaching Excellence award in 2007.

Current Research

Dr. Hurley's research interests include financial decision-making, sport psychology, and humor.

Courses Taught

PSYC300 - Statistics

PSYC301 - Research Methods

PSYC327/328 - Psychology in the Community

PSYC399 - Psychology: College to Career

PSYC461 - Sport Psychology

UNIV170/370 - Financial Literacy




B.A. 1984, Hofstra University, Hempstead NY

M.A. 1988, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg VA

Ph.D. 1993, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL

CFP (In Progress), University of Virginia, Falls Church VA