Matthew K. Mulvaney

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Director

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.


Ph.D., Psychology from the University of New Hampshire

M.A., Psychology from the University of New Hampshire

B.A., Psychology from Hartwick College (magna cum laude)


CFS 201 - Family Development

CFS 202 - Development of Child & Youth

CFS 447 - Principles and Practices in Parenting

CFS 648 - Family Theory: Interpretation & Application