Matthew Mullarkey

Matthew Mullarkey

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

Matthew Mullarkey is a Professor of instruction in the School of Information Systems and Management and the director and co-founder of the Doctor of Business Administration program at the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida.

Mullarkey is a Fulbright core research scholar, an extraordinary associate professor in the Centre for Applied Research in Management at the North West University (South Africa), an IIIS interdisciplinary Fellow, a member of the advisory board for the Innovation Value Institute at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, a member of the governance committee for the USF Institute of Applied Engineering, and a Fellow at Tampa General Hospital Research (the academic medicine partner for USF). 

Mullarkey has been awarded more than $7 million as the principal investigator in research and industry partnership grants and $4.25 million as PI or co-PI on competitive NSF grant funded research. 

He has more than 30 peer reviewed articles in leading journals and conference proceedings including INFORMS Journal on Computing, European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Information Systems Frontiers, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning and CORS/INFORMS International Conference, International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems, International Conference on Secure Knowledge Management in Artificial Intelligence, International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, and ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, among others.

Mullarkey’s research is centered on the guided, emergent design of innovative technology systems, processes, products and services across disciplines and industries including healthcare, manufacturing, technology, defense, energy, nonprofit and government. Recent research topics include innovations and applications for healthcare, smart cities, IoT, cybersecurity, data science, entrepreneurship, case research and technology education. 

Mullarkey earned a PhD Business Administration (Information Systems) from the University of South Florida, an MBA (International Operations) from the University of South Carolina, a master's degree in Systems Management (Information Systems) from the University of Southern California, and, a bachelor's degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy (West Point).

Prior to joining the faculty of the USF Muma College of Business, Mullarkey spent 30 years in industry as a CEO, COO, CFO, EVP Operations, managing director, and general manager primarily in the automotive, medical device, and engineered materials industries in Fortune 1000 and start-up businesses. He is a serial entrepreneur having started and exited four businesses in diverse areas of technology, home services, and management consulting. Mullarkey has been an executive-in-residence for a major private equity firm focused on healthcare and a named officer at two NYSE listed Fortune 1000 medical device firms. Early in his career, Mullarkey was a decorated officer in the U.S. Army awarded the meritorious service medal, the Ranger Tab, and the Airborne, Pathfinder, Jungle Warfare and Expert Infantryman Badges.


Mullarkey has been co-Major Professor for 12 doctoral candidates, a doctoral dissertation committee member for an additional 14 doctoral candidates, and an external evaluator for multiple international doctoral candidates. Mullarkey teaches successfully at all levels of student education including undergraduate, graduate masters, and doctoral coursework.

Current Courses:

  • GEB 6930 Case Method Publication (DBA)
  • GEB 6930 Interview Research Methods (DBA)
  • MAR 7931 Research Article Publication (DBA)
  • ISM 6155 Enterprise Information Systems (EMBA)
  • ISM 6021 Management Information Systems (MBA)


  • Ray, A., Jank, W., Dutta, K., Mullarkey, M. (2023) An LSTM+ Model for Managing Epidemics: using population mobility and vulnerability for forecasting COVID-19 hospital admissions. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 35(2), 440-457.

  • Wallace, J., Mullarkey, M., Hevner, A. (2023) Patient health locus of control: the design of information systems for patient-provider interactions, European Journal of Information Systems, 32(1). 52-63.

  • Tarpey, R.J., Mullarkey, M.T.  (2023) Engineering Innovative Clinical Resource Management By Design: A guided Emergent Search Through a Complex Adaptive System of Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 70(3). 927-941.

  • Daniel, C., Agrawal, M., Mullarkey, M. (2023) RQ Labs: a cybersecurity workforce skills development framework, Information Systems Frontiers, 25(2). 431-450.

  • Mullarkey, MT (2023) Global National Security Institute Summit, 8th Great Power Competition Conference, “Industry Use and Advancement of UAVs” Panel Moderator, Tampa, FL, 28 September 2023.

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  • Mullarkey, MT (2023) United Nations General Assembly 78, Digital Health Symposium, “First Principles of Transformative Digital Healthcare Adoption”, Manhattan, NY, 27 September 2023.
  • Mullarkey, MT (2023) Design Science Research Conference (DESRIST), Panel Session “Engaging with Practitioners in the Conduct of Design Science Research”, Pretoria, SA, 2 June 2023.

  • Mullarkey, MT (2023) Special Operations Command (SOCOM) “Dragon’s Lair” Innovation Pitch Competition, USF Discovery and Innovation Center, Tampa, FL, 29 March 2023.

  • Mullarkey, MT (2023) “Hope for AI in Healthcare”, Florida Blue/Guidewell/USF Data and AI for Health and Wellness, Inaugural Forum on AI and Data for Healthcare, Guidewell Innovation Center, Orlando, FL, 26 January 2023.

  • Mullarkey, MT (2023) “Healthcare Leadership through Operations Management”, USF-TGH People Development Institute, Inaugural Business of Healthcare, USF Health Surgery Resident Leadership Program, Tampa, FL, 16 January 2023.

  • Kutz, D., Cumbie, B., Mullarkey, M. (2022) Incorporating the student perspective in designing a virtual team classroom environment: an elaborated action design science research approach. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching and Learning. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

  • Mullarkey, M. T. (2021) Book Chapter: Divide and Conquer: an innovative methodology to case writing with impact. Case Method for Digital Natives, Eds A.K. Dey & S. Mishra. Bloomsbury India, New Delhi, India.185-212.

  • Emmanuel, E., Cudden, J., Mullarkey, M. (2021). When smart bins meet a smart city. Muma Case Review 6(14). 1-35.

  • Guerin, M., Mullarkey, M. & Cudden, J. (2021). City telecoms potential: 5G challenges for a smart city. Muma Case Review 6(15). 1-30.

  • Dowling, C.M., Mullarkey, M. & Clarke, S. (2021). A district approach to smart mobility. Muma Case Review 6(13). 1-18.

  • Hamilton, J. & Mullarkey, M. (2021). Enabling cities to harness the full potential of the Internet of Things. Muma Case Review 6(16). 1-25.

  • Miller T.C., Morgera S.D., Saddow S.E., Takshi A., Mullarkey M.T., Palm M. (2021) Neurological connections and endogenous biochemistry - potentially useful in electronic-nose diagnostics for coronavirus diseases. Neuroimmunol Neuroinflammation, 2021:8.

  • Mullarkey, M.T., Hevner A.R. (2019) An elaborated action design research process model, European Journal of Information Systems, 28:1. 6-20.


  • Co-Principal Investigator on the 2018-Current NSF I-Corps Site Grant
  • 2016 recipient of the NSF I-Corps National grant as mentor
  • USF I-Corps Site Committee
  • USF I-Corps Site instructor
  • Instructor, coach and mentor with USF Connect, Tampa Bay WAvE, Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA), and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Startup Scholars
  • Board member with the USF Institute for Research in Art Community Advisory Council, the West Point Society Florida West Coast
  • past board member of Tampa Bay Tech, Speak Up Tampa Bay & the Tampa Bay Community Network, and, the CEO Council of Tampa Bay