Professor Sullivan received his B.A. from Siena College, his LL.B. from Harvard University and his LL.M. from New York University. He practiced in New York and previously taught at the University of South Carolina and the University of Arkansas. Dean Sullivan has published in the areas of employment discrimination, employment law, contracts, and antitrust. He is co-author of Employment Discrimination: Law & Practice, now in its Fourth Edition; Cases and Materials on Employment Discrimination, Ninth Edition forthcoming; Employment Law: Private Ordering And Its Limitation, now in its Third Edition; and Cases and Materials on Employment Law (1993). Professor Sullivan has written a number of law review articles, including pieces in the law journals of Cornell, Ohio State, Boston University, Wisconsin the Berkley Journal of Labor and Employment Law, Georgetown, Northwestern Law Review, and William & Mary Law Review.
An elected member of the American Law Institute, he joined the Seton Hall Law faculty in 1978. He was honored with the Catania Chair in 2010, named in memory of a deceased colleague, friend, and co-author. He served as Associate Dean at Seton Hall from 1995 until 2001, and directed the Rodino Library from 2008 to 2015. He was named Associate Dean for Finance and Faculty in 2015.