Dr. Sullivan has a wide range of teaching interests including the history of evolutionary theory, community demography and human osteology. His research interests focus on the biological consequences of social inequality.
Dr. Sullivan has studied the biological changes associated with the establishment of social hierarchies in late Neolithic and early Bronze Age communities in the near east and China. His recent research focuses on the analyses of the burials from the nineteenth century Milwaukee County Almshouse Cemetery.
Dr. Sullivan has significant vocational interests in positional astronomy, music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque as well as railroad history.