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Dr. Mike Mulvaney

Professor
Sch Kinesiology & Recreation
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

370.002Administration Of Leisure Service Organizations

499.048Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

400.048Independent Study In Kinesiology & Recreation

175.002Leisure's Role On Individuals And Society

475.001Management Of Sport And Recreation

Ph D Recreation, Sport & Tourism

University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

MS Sport Administration

Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, Illinois

BS Sport Management & Sociology

Millikin University
Decatur, Illinois

Sandra Little Groves (Illinois State University) Recreation and Park Administration Faculty Development Endowment Fund

Illinois State University
2017

Achievement & Contribution Award, Balanced (Teaching, Research, & Service) Category

Eastern Illinois University
2014

Faculty Laureate

Eastern Illinois University
2013

Abstract

Mulvaney, M. A Statewide Study of Performance Appraisals: Role of Employee Participation & Supervisor Trust. National Recreation & Park Association (2020)
Mulvaney, M. Examination of Bridge Employment Predictors of Public Recreation Professionals. NRPA Research Session Book of Abstracts (2018)
Mulvaney, M. Performance appraisals in parks and recreation: A 10-year follow up study. NRPA Research Session Book of Abstracts (2016)
Mulvaney, M. The role of family-friendly employee benefits programs on workplace attitudes. National Recreation and Park Association Leisure Research Symposium Abstracts 2010.1 (2010): 3 pages.
Mulvaney, M., McKinney, W., & Barnett, L. Online learning: Examining instructional design strategies in leisure curriculum. National Recreation and Park Association Leisure Research Symposium Abstracts 1.2008 (2008): 3.

Book, Authored

Mulvaney, M. A White Paper Summary of the 2018 Altruism Institute (2018): 1-43.
Mulvaney, M., & Barstow, L. Recreation Programming Needs Assessment Study for the Town of Normal Parks and Recreation Department (2018): 1-30.
Liechty, T., Hall, R., Scheunemann, J., Browning, L., Mulvaney, M., & Robinett, J. IPRA Qualitative Membership Study: A Comprehensive and Regional Study Exploring Educational Opportunities (2017): 18.
Mulvaney, M., Scheunemann, J., & Hall, R. Pekin Park District: Community-Wide Recreation Interests Study Report (2017): 1-45.
Mulvaney, M. Village of Hinsdale Community-Wide Recreation Interests Survey (2016): 1-50.

Book, Chapter

Beggs, B., & Mulvaney, M. Leisure Economics. Dimensions of Leisure for Life, 2nd Edition. Human Kinetics (2021)
Mulvaney, M., & Bruggeman, G. Chapter 13: Human Resources - Employment. Management of Park and Recreation Agencies (4th edition). Sagamore Publishing (2016): 401-452.
Mulvaney, M., & Bruggeman, G. Human resources hiring. Management of Park and Recreation Agencies (5th ed.). National Recreation and Parks Association: 55.

Cited Research

Mulvaney, M., McKinney, W., & Grodsky, R. Chapter 11 Compensation (Reading 11.2): The development of a pay-for-performance appraisal system for municipal agencies: A case study. Jeffrey A. Mello (EDs), Strategic Human Resource Management (4th edition). Cengage Learning (2015): 521-538.

Journal Article

Mulvaney, M., & Kianicka, M. Social context of performance appraisals in public parks and recreation: A statewide study. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (2021)
Mulvaney, M. A Study of Public Park and Recreation Professionals’ Career Bridge Employment Intentions. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (2018): 1-20.
Mulvaney, M. An examination of training design strategies in a pay-for performance appraisal system online workshop.. International Journal of Public Administration (2017): 1-13.
Mulvaney, M. Examining the role of employee participation, process proximal social factors, and appraisal reactions for a pay-for-performance appraisal system. Public Organization Review (2017): 1-35.
Mulvaney, M. Performance appraisals in public parks and recreation: A study of employees’ short and longer-term attitudes toward the appraisal system. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 35.2 (2017): 86-107.

Magazine/Trade Publication

Mulvaney, M., & Krug, S. Pandemic empowered: Creative solutions in a COVID-19 world. Parks & Recreation (2021): 10-11.
Mulvaney, M. Help! Working from home is stressing me out!. National Recreation & Park Association (2020): 1-6.
Mulvaney, M. Living up to the hype: The Certified Park and Recreation certification. Parks & Recreation 50.9 (2015): 64-68.
Mulvaney, M. Family-friendly employee benefits programs in Illinois park districts. Illinois Park and Recreation 42.3 (2011): 21 (web extra).
Mulvaney, M., Clark, H., & LaMore, K. A creative approach to comprehensive planning. Illinois Park and Recreation 41.6 (2010): 16-22.

Technical Report

Mulvaney, M., & Scheunnemann, J. Community Wide Needs Assessment Study: Frankfort Square Park District (2021): 55.
Mulvaney, M., & Scheunnemann, J. Needs Assessment Study: NWSRA (2021): 41.
Mulvaney, M., & Scheunemann, J. An Internal Equity Salary Study Report: Frankfort Square Park District (2018): 1-25.

Textbook, New

Gower, R., & Mulvaney, M. Making the Most of Your Internship: A Strategic Approach. Sagamore Publishing (EDs). Sagamore Publishing (2012): 248 pages.

Textbook, Revised

Mulvaney, M., & Hurd, A. Official study guide for the certified park and recreation professional examination (5th edition) (2017): 1-237.
Mulvaney, M., & Hurd, A. Official study guide for the certified park and recreation professional examination (4th edition). Sagamore Publishing (2013): 1-172.
Hurd, A., Mulvaney, M., Rossman, R., & McKinney, W. Official study guide for the certified park and recreation professional examination (3rd ed.). Sagamore Publishing (2008): 1-188.

Presentations

Assessing Motivation and Attitudes Towards Campus Recreation Participation. National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Annual Conference. (2018)
Branding for the Brand New. Illinois Park and Recreation Association/Illinois Association of Park Districts Annual Conference. Illinois Park and Recreation Association/Illinois Association of Park Districts. (2018)
Examination of Bridge Employment Predictors of Public Recreation Professionals. National Recreation and Park Association Research Symposium. National Recreation and Park Association. (2018)
Results of a Community-Wide Recreation Programming Assessment Study. Town of Normal Parks and Recreation Department Meeting. Town of Normal. (2018)
2017 IPRA Membership Study. Illinois Park and Recreation Association Board Meeting. Illinois Park and Recreation Association. (2017)
Assessments & Evaluation. Central Illinois Council for Leisure Experiences. CIRCLE & IPRA. (2017)
I've Heard of Career Development, but What About Retirement Development?. National Recreation and Park Association Conference. National Recreation and Park Association. (2017)
Results of a Community-Wide Recreation Interests Study for the Pekin Park District. Pekin Park District Board of Commissioners Meeting. Pekin Park District. (2017)
Bridge Employment: Understanding the Trends & Impacts. Illinois Park and Recreation Association/Illinois Association of Park Districts Annual Conference. Illinois Park and Recreation Association/Illinois Association of Park Districts. (2016)
Finding the Opportunity: Succession Planning for the Recreation Program. Illinois Park and Recreation Association/Illinois Association of Park Districts Annual Conference. Illinois Park and Recreation Association/Illinois Association of Park Districts. (2016)

Grants & Contracts

2018-2019 Assessment Initiative Award. University Assessment Services. Illinois State University. (2018)
Illinois State University CAST Presentation Travel Grant Recipient. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2018)
Illinois State University Research Grant. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2018)
Salary Equity Study - Frankfort Square Park District. Frankfort Square Park District. Local. (2018)
Illinois State University Research Grant. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2017)