Matthew K. Mulvaney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Departments and Academic Units

Contact Info

176 White Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443-5654


  • Doctor of Psychology from the University of New Hampshire
  • Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hartwick College (magna cum laude)


Matthew Mulvaney's research broadly focuses on the determinants and outcomes of parenting. In particular, Dr. Mulvaney's work focuses on parenting beliefs, parental discipline, and the associations between parenting and educational outcomes. His more recent work has examined variations in parenting within and across cultural contexts in acculturating communities in the United States and internationally. He was recently a Fulbright Scholar in Cyprus, where he taught and studied parental discipline in Turkish and Turkish-Speaking Cypriot contexts.