Dr. Edward J. Sullivan

Associate Dean for Teacher Education


Dr. Sullivan graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and received two master’s degrees, one in elementary education from New York University and the other in school administration from Fairfield University. He later returned to New York University to earn a doctorate degree in educational administration.  

Dr. Sullivan began his education career with teaching in Bethany, Connecticut.  He proceeded to become an assistant principal and principal in New Fairfield, Connecticut prior to moving to New Jersey, where he was a principal in Weehawken.  Dr. Sullivan was appointed Superintendent of Schools in Harding, New Jersey.  He later became Superintendent of Schools for Franklin Lakes, New Jersey from 1985 – 2000.  Upon retiring from New Jersey, Dr. Sullivan and his family moved to Rhinebeck, New York where he taught educational administration courses at the graduate level for SUNY New Paltz, was an elementary principal in Rhinebeck, and began his duties as Associate Dean for Teacher Education at Marist College in 2011.  


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