Professor Sullivan joined the Temple faculty in 2018 and teaches in the Criminal Justice Department and the Political Science Department. Her academic career includes teaching at Widener Law School, San Francisco School of Law, and Saint Joseph's University.

Professor Sullivan graduated from Rutgers Law School, Order of the Coif in 1990. Following law school, she clerked for a federal Judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (now a US Supreme Court Justice), and then practiced law as a litigator for in excess of ten years in New York and in San Francisco. Her areas of practice included Constitutional Law, White Collar Crime, Criminal Procedure, First Amendment Law, and Civil Rights. She has served indigent clients pro bono in family law matters including the representation of battered women and represented plaintiffs pro bono in employment discrimination litigation.

Professor Sullivan is a regular Commentator on current events, crime and politics for international television news outlets including the BBC and TRT International TV and a frequent guest commentator for local and international radio news outlets such as KYW in Philadelphia and BBC Essex. 

Courses Taught

  • Criminal Procedure (CJ)
  • White Collar Crime (CJ)
  • Crime and Justice Around the Globe (CJ)
  • Constitutional Law (POLS)
  • American Government (POLS
  • The Supreme Court (POLS)
  • The History and Significance of Race (POLS)

Sample Television Commentary