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 most recently served as an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at SUNY Brockport where he was recognized for excellence in teaching and advising. He received a Fulbright Fellowship at Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus, where he taught developmental psychology and family violence as a visiting associate professor during the 2011-12 year. During this time, he was a research associate for the Center for Research in Childhood and Adolescence at the European University Cyprus.

His publications and research interests encompass parental physical punishment; family dynamics; informal instruction by parents; home environments and school success; and perceptions of parents’ and children’s behavior. He has published numerous works in these areas in such outlets as the Journal of Family Psychology; the Journal of Applied Development Psychology; and the Journal of Family Violence. He served as consulting editor for the Journal of Genetic Psychology and ad-hoc reviewer for publications including Child Development, Developmental Psychology, and Journal of Marriage and Family.

He has presented his work internationally, including presentations at the Excellence in Child Mental Health Conference (Istanbul), Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Montreal) and the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Mulvaney received his Ph.D. and M.A. in psychology at the University of New Hampshire, and his B.A. in Psychology at Hartwick College where he graduated magna cum laude.