Matthew Mullarkey

Matthew Mullarkey

Director, DBA Program
Room: CIS 1040
Phone: (813) 974-4653

Matthew T. Mullarkey is the director of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program for the USF Muma College of Business and an instructor in the School of Information Systems and Management.

Mullarkey’s areas of research interest include design-science research and action research in the evaluation and creation of information systems, smart cities, IoT, healthcare, social networking and data science. He teaches using case-based discussions that engage doctoral, MBA and MIS undergraduates in complex business decisions that typically involve a technology component. His case-study-based capstone courses emphasize critical thinking, business analysis and the impact of information technology and systems on real‐world, business decision‐making. Mullarkey is the editor‐in‐chief of the USF Muma Case Review and an editor and reviewer for a number of academic journals.

Mullarkey is a 2019 recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award, a 2018 recipient of the USF Faculty Externship Award, a 2017 recipient of the USF Muma College of Business Outstanding Faculty Community Engagement Award, and the 2015-16 ISDS Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Award.  Mullarkey actively supports entrepreneurship and university-to-industry tech-transfer through his roles as a co-principal Investigator on the 2018-2021 NSF I-Corps Site Grant, as a 2016 recipient of the NSF I‐Corps National grant in his role as mentor, as a member of the USF I-Corps Site Committee and as a USF I‐Corps Site instructor. His service includes active engagement as an instructor, coach and mentor with startup companies involved with USF Connect, Tampa Bay WAvE, Florida‐Israel Business Accelerator and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Startup Scholars. Mullarkey is a board member with the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, Speak Up Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Community Network, the USF Institute for Research in Art Community Advisory Council, the West Point Society Florida West Coast and a past member of the CEO Council of Tampa Bay.

An Airborne Ranger-qualified veteran of the U.S. Army, Mullarkey has more than 25 years of experience as a president, chief executive officer, chief operating officer and senior vice president in Fortune 1000 and in startup companies in the automotive, applied materials and medical device industries. He was a corporate officer at two NYSE listed companies, a board member of three private equity controlled companies, executive‐in‐residence for a health care private equity firm, board chair for the nationally affiliated Urban League of Lorain County non‐profit and founded two startup companies.

Mullarkey works to integrate his business experience with the needs of the students, faculty and administration of the USF Muma College of Business in ways that contribute to student education and preparation for jobs, increases partnering with the Tampa Bay business community, and informs research with impact.

Mullarkey received a PhD in business administration with a concentration in information systems from USF, an MBA from the University of South Carolina, a master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy (West Point).


  • GEB 6930 Case Method Publication
  • GEB 6457 Research Methods in Sustainability & Ethics
  • GEB 6930 Qualitative Research Methods
  • MAR7931 Selected Topics Research Article Publication
  • ISM 6021 Management Information Systems
  • ISM 4300 Management Information Systems
  • ISM 3113 Systems Analysis and Design

Recent Publications

  • Gill TG, Mullarkey MT, Mohr J, Limayem M., (2016), "Building an Informing Business School: A Case Study of USF's Muma College of Business," Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 19, pp 1-73.
  • Mullarkey MT, Hevner AR, (2015), "Entering Action Design Research, New Horizons in Design Science: Broadening the Research Agenda," Springer International Publishing, pp. 121-134.
  • Gill, TG, & Mullarkey, MT, (2015), "The Interdisciplinary Business Doctorate for Executives: A Novel Way to Bridge Academic Research and Practice," Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Vol 13, No 6, pp. 116-121.
  • Gill, TG, & Mullarkey, MT, (2015), "Taking a Case Method Capstone Course Online: A Comparative Case Study," Journal of IT Education: Research, Vol 14, pp. 189-218.
  • Mullarkey MT, Lund J, Gill G., (2014), "To Grow or Not to Grow, That is SloPro," Journal of Information Technology Education, Vol 3, No 6, pp 1-25.

Recent Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Mullarkey, MT, & Hevner, AR, (2016) "The Creative Process in Design Science Research: Identifying Patterns of Creativity," Presented at the SIGPRAG Workshop, pre-ICIS.
  • Mullarkey MT, Hevner AR, (2014) "Finding Multiple Entry Points for ADR," Presented at the SIGBPS Workshop, pre-ICIS.
  • Mullarkey MT, (2014), "A New IS Research Stream for Digitally Embedded Social Networks: Inter-organizational Social Network Information Systems (IO SNIS)," Presented to the Design Science Research in Information Systems (DESRITS 2014) Doctoral Consortium, Miami, Flordia.


  • Program director, Muma College of Business, Doctor of Business Administration program.
  • Editor: Muma Case Review
  • Editor: Journal of IT Education: Discussion Cases, A publication of the Informing Science Institute
  • Reviewer: Design Science Research in Information Systems Conference, 2015-16
  • Reviewer: European Conference on Information Systems, 2015
  • Reviewer: AIS SIGPRAG Pre-ICIS Workshop, 2015
  • Reviewer: Transactions on Management Information Systems, 2013-14
  • Reviewer: International Conference on Information Systems, 2014