Fellows and Scholars

Daniel F. Sullivan

AAC&U Distinguished Fellow

Daniel F. Sullivan is a Distinguished Fellow in AAC&U’s Office of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation. He previously served as a Senior Fellow at AAC&U, 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. Dr. Sullivan is also 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).

Dr. Sullivan served as the 17th president of St. Lawrence University and professor of sociology from 1996 until his retirement in 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). He graduated from St. Lawrence University Phi Beta Kappa and earned his PhD in sociology from Columbia University. He has received honorary degrees from Clarkson University and St. Lawrence University.