ACADEMIC AREA Management Communication BiographyPublicationsCourses With nearly 25 years of combined experience in congressional legislation, the pharmaceutical industry, and higher education leadership, Frank Hurley brings specialized communication knowledge into his classrooms. Dr. Hurley specializes in visual rhetoric and cross-cultural communication to enhance management communication curriculum at the graduate and executive education level.Frank's career began in Washington DC where he worked as a legislative assistant to a popular congressman and committee chair. Here he devised, wrote, and implemented legislative initiatives, wrote press releases, congressional speeches, and committee briefs. He also served as the communications liaison between constituents the congressman.From Washington Hurley moved to California to further his education and pursue his interests in higher education where he worked as an academic advisor. Frank helped students in their growth and development by assessing their needs and constructing meaningful education plans that would help them achieve their personal and professional goals.Hurley was eventually offered an opportunity to work for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. He became an award winning sales representative and was able to work with the marketing leadership team to enhance product messaging on a blockbuster drug. Since 2008 Frank has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in management communication at two large public universities where he integrates his professional and academic training in his courses to offer deeply rich learning experiences for students.Frank holds a BA in Social Science from Chapman University and an MA and PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from East Carolina University. He currently serves as an advisor on the Darden Leadership Communication Council and will join the UVA/Darden faculty in January 2018. Publications forthcoming.Courses forthcoming.