Mary Ellen Sullivan, Ph.D. - College of Mount Saint Vincent
Department of Teacher Education

Mary Ellen Sullivan, Ph.D.

Mary Ellen SullivanAssociate Professor of Teacher Education
Ph.D., Fordham University
M.S., Lehman College
B.A., College of Mount Saint Vincent

Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent education
  • English language learners
  • Literacy development
  • Secondary education
  • Self-regulation and the learning process
  • Urban education


  • EDUC 326 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom
  • EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School
  • EDUC 360-364 Teaching in the Middle and Secondary School
  • EDUC 502 Foundations of Urban and Multicultural Education
  • EDUC 504 Cross-Cultural Communication
  • EDUC 506 Language Cognitive Development and Cultural Diversity
  • EDUC 366 Practicum
  • EDUC 425/525 Student Teaching in Adolescent Education

New York State Permanent Certification, English Grades 7-12

Current Projects
Co-Founder of Charter High School for Law and Social Justice (Scheduled to open August 2015)
Principal Investigator, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Professional Affiliations
Charter High School for Law and Social Justice
National Council of Teachers of English
New York Association of Teacher Educators

Professional Experience
Elementary level – reading teacher, 1986-89
Secondary level – high school English teacher, 1989-2002
Educational consultant, 2000-02