Michael Mulvaney joined the Eastern Illinois University faculty in 2006. Mulvaney's area of research centers on management issues within public park and recreation agencies.
Specific topics within Michael’s research agenda include performance appraisal systems in public park and recreation agencies, family-friendly employee benefits programs, public participation strategies within park and recreation agencies, learning and the use of learning technologies in employee training, and planning processes in park and recreation agencies.
Mulvaney also has experience on the development and testing of the effectiveness of various modes of instruction and their relationship to student learning of park and recreation concepts.
Courses Mulvaney teaches at EIU include research and evaluation in leisure studies, computers in leisure service agencies, pre-internship, introduction to leisure service agencies, and world leisure.