Effective September 1, 2021, Dr. Christopher J. Sullivan will join Texas State University as Professor and Director of the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
Professor Sullivan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark.
An active and award-winning scholar, Dr. Sullivan has published more than 90 academic articles and book chapters on justice and criminology-related topics. He is author of Taking Juvenile Justice Seriously: Developmental Insights and System Challenges (Temple University Press, 2019), which earned an Outstanding Contribution Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Developmental and Life Course Criminology.
Since 2000, he has been data analyst or principal investigator on numerous federally or state-funded evaluations of diversion programs, treatment interventions, and juvenile drug courts. His recent research on developmental and life-course criminology and juvenile justice topics has been funded by the State of Ohio, National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Since 2017, he has been Co-Editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, a leading journal in the field.
Dr. Sullivan joins Texas State from the University of Cincinnati where, as Professor and Graduate Program Director of its top-ranked program in Criminal Justice, he was named Fellow of the Graduate School. Dr. Sullivan was named a 250th Anniversary Fellow at Rutgers University and has received award recognition for academic leadership and mentoring and teaching of graduate students.