Dr. Mulvey is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management since 2003. He is a two-time finalist for the University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Teaching and was nominated for TVOntario's 2010 Best Lecturer Competition. Previously, he held research and teaching positions at Rutgers (1996-2002, 2005-2006), Penn State (1993-1996), and the Bucharest School of Management (since 2006). At Rutgers, Dr. Mulvey was named GE Teaching Fellow in 2000 for his innovative use of technology in the classroom and he was a three-time finalist for the Paul Nadler Award for Teaching Excellence and a finalist for the Thomas H. Mott Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Mulvey's research focuses on how products, brands and behaviours gain personal relevance to consumers. He is an expert in using qualitative research methods such as metaphor elicitation, means-end theory and the laddering technique to uncover how customers think. His recent research examines branding and positioning strategy, advertising design and testing, and perceived value and consumer choice. He has published articles in the Journal of Retailing, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Advances in Consumer Research, Qualitative Market Research, Journal of Leisure Research, and Innovative Marketing.
Dr. Mulvey has served as an expert witness and consultant on a wide range of marketing, consumer behaviour, branding, and advertising issues. Past clients include Bank of America, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Harrah's Casino, Hilton Hotels, Motorola, New York State, Panasonic, ShopRite Supermarkets, Toyota, and United Way. He has also provided expert testimony to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Superior Court of Quebec, Federal Court of Canada and Competition Bureau Canada regarding brand confusion, trademark infringement and price deception. He has presented his work at many international conferences and often shares his expertise as a commentator in the media.
|2022-2025||Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)||Stronger Together: Making Ottawa and Renfrew County Dementia Inclusive||R||G||Co-I||$ 693,296|
|2022-2024||Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)||'They say that I'm vulnerable': older adults' perceptions of disaster resilience and pandemic-related media discourse||R||C||Co-A||$ 191,977|
|2022-2023||Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility||Dementia Inclusive Business Strategies (DIBS)||R||G||Co-I||$ 25,000|
|2022||Telfer School of Management Conference Presentation Support Grant||Vantage Points on Consumption Constellations||S||I||PI||$ 411|
|2021-2022||Transport Canada||Canadians D-AIRing to Travel: Air Travel and Passengers Living with Dementia||C||G||PI||$ 39,750|
|2021||Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS)||Mitacs Business Strategy Internship (BSI)||C||G||Co-A||$ 10,000|
|2021||Telfer School of Management||A Netnographic Approach to Identifying the Barriers that Persons with Dementia and their Air Travel Companions Face||R||I||PI||$ 10,000|
|2017-2018||Destination Canada – TTRA (Canada) Tourism Research grant||Keep Exploring, Sharing and Tweeting: Connecting Millennials, Social Media and Destination Canada’s Brand||R||G||PI||$ 10,000|
|2015||School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||A Netnographic Analysis of Tensions in Snowbirds' Travel Lifestyle Decisions||R||I||PI||$ 4,100|
C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown
C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown
PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator