Daniel F. Sullivan
Senior Fellow, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, AAC&U
Dr. Daniel F. Sullivan is a Senior Fellow at AAC&U. He served as the 17th president of St. Lawrence University and Professor of Sociology from 1996 until his retirement on June 30, 2009, when he was named President Emeritus. He had served previously as President and Professor of Sociology at Allegheny College (1986-96), Vice President for Planning and Development and Associate Professor of Sociology at Carleton College (1979-86), and Assistant to Associate Professor of Sociology at Carleton College (1971-79).
Dr. Sullivan is past chair of the AAC&U Board of Directors (2008); past Chair of the AAC&U Presidents’ Trust; and past chair of the advisory board of Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), an undergraduate STEM education reform collaborative that is now a part of AAC&U. His current AAC&U work includes seeking grants and gifts from new sources for an Acceleration Fund to allow AAC&U to focus more intensely on its top strategic priorities in the time leading up to its 2015-16 centennial. A major passion is helping AAC&U accomplish a sea change in higher education assessment nationally by bringing its Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Project to scale as a powerful alternative to standardized testing.