Name: Dr. Edward Joseph Sullivan
Title: Associate Dean for Teacher Education
Office Location: Dyson 388D
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2753
Degrees Held:

Doctor of Education
Certifiicate of Advanced Graduate Study
Master of Science
Bachelor of Science


New York State School District Administrator
New York State School Administrator and Supervisor
New Jersey Superintendent of Schools
New Jersey Principal and Supervisor
Connecticut Schools Administrator
Connecticut Elementary School Teacher


An educator for over 40 years, Dr. Sullivan has been an elementary school teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Superintendent of Schools. Currently, he is an Associate Dean for Teacher Education at Marist College.

A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, he earned his Master's degree from New York University, a Certificate of Advanced Study from Fairfield University and a Doctor of Education degree from New York University. Dr. Sullivan's doctoral dissertation focused on teacher participation in decision-making.


School Management issues
Whole Child Education

Awards & Honors:

Dr. Sullivan was awarded the College Leadership Award from SCSU and a Diplomate in Administration from the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. Upon his leaving the superintendency of the Franklin Lakes (NJ) School District, two awards were established in his honor. They are: The Edward J. Sullivan Leadership Award that is presented to an outstanding graduate and the Edward J. Sullivan Mini-Grant Award that is given a teacher who submits an application for a project that aligns with the qualities demonstrated by Dr. Sullivan in his 15 years of service in that district. The latter award is bestowed by the Franklin Lakes Borough Education Foundation.


E. Sullivan. "Getting Students To Be More Responsible." New York State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development newsletter, November 2010.

E. Sullivan, "School Leadership: Heads on the Block?" Book review submitted for
The School Administrator (Winter 2010 - 2011).

E. Sullivan, "Best Practices from High-Performing Middle Schools." Book review in The School Administrator, October 2010.

E. Sullivan, "Focusing Your Leadership Values." In Transition, a journal of the New York State Middle School Association, Spring 2010.

E. Sullivan, "New York State Involvement with the Whole Child." NYSASCD annual journal, IMPACT: Instructional Improvement, 2010 (35)1.

Research Interests:

Whole child
School management/leadership

Conferences & Workshops:

Superintendent Evaluation: Where to Begin? - OMG. National School Boards Association presentation scheduled for April 2011. Co-presenters are Dr. Robert Dillon and Dr. Josephine Moffett.

Superintendent Evaluation Presentation to the Leadership Development Team. Conducted by the New York State School Boards Association on November 22, 2010 and
reported in the publication, On Board, December 13, 2010 with the title, SUNY Study Sees Need to Focus on Superintendent Evaluation.

Perceptions of Superintendent Evaluation in New York State. Session co-presented at the Annual Conference of the New York State School Boards Association on October 23, 2010 with Dr. Robert Dillon and Dr. Josephine Moffett.

Perceptions of School Superintendents and School Board Presidents Concerning the Status of Superintendent Evaluation Practices in New York State. Paper co- presented with Robert Dillon and Josephine Moffett at the 2nd International Conference on Education Research held in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 28, 2010.

Remembering the Whole Child in the Race to the Top. Keynote address at the Seventh Annual Best Practices in Teaching and Counseling Conference at SUNY Oneonta on October 15, 2010.

Developing a School Culture to Support the Whole Child. New York State PTA Annual Summer Leadership Conference held on July 31, 2010.


Faculty member of the National Principals’ Leadership Institute held in July 2010 at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Executive Board, New York State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 2001 - present.

Co- Chair, Influence Committee of the New York State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2004 - present.

Reviewer, Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, for the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 2009 - present.

American Association of School Administrators


Phi Delta Kappa


President, Young Rhinebeck (a non-profit organization that plans activities for youth in the community of Rhinebeck), 2010 - present.