Dr. Walter Sullivan
Walter J. Sullivan's research interests include broad areas of education and educational leadership; content standards, curriculum development; "Assessing the Assessments;" legal issues in schools; and cognition and learning.
His research has been widely disseminated through his role as the coordinator of the New York State Regents Standards Review and Revision, writing numerous articles in the following areas: "Content and Substance of the ELA/ESL Standards," annual presenter at Westchester County's Annual Guidance Expo, and chairman of The Curriculum and Instruction Committee of The New York Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) for 23 years.
Sullivan was selected as one of the three most influential former superintendents in the last decade; recipient of the Distinguished Service Award (highest award given by NYS Council of Superintendents); and selected as the New York State Superintendent of the Year. In addition to 26 years as superintendent of schools, Dr. Sullivan served as a middle school and high school principal.
As a graduate faculty member, he has taught: Cognition and Instruction, Foundations of Education, School Law, The Superintendency: Systems Analysis and Ethics, Effective School Board Leadership and Community Partnership and Educational Leadership: Theory and Practice.
As superintendent of schools, his district received the Governor's Award for Excellence (highest award in NYS); two of the district schools were recognized as National Schools of Excellence; High School selected by U.S. News and World Report of the top-500 high schools in the United States and national semifinalist for character education.
For the past seven years as the founding director of The Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership at The College of New Rochelle, he has worked with various school districts and has facilitated numerous educational forums, including "The Changing Face of Education” and "Envisioning Thinking Schools.”