An Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Department of Molloy College, Christopher Sullivan joined the faculty in 1998 and served as chairperson from 1999 to 2006. He has served on a variety of college committees, including faculty development, Priorities and Planning and Contract.
A 1972 graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Sullivan received a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University, C.W. Post. In 1985, he received his Juris Doctor Degree from St. Johns University Law School and was admitted to practice law, in New York, the next year.
Sullivan joined the New York City Police Department in May 1970 and retired September 1997, having attained the Rank of Lieutenant Special Assignment. As a New York City Police Officer, Sullivan, worked in various patrol assignments, taught as a Police Science instructor at the Police Academy, Commanding Officer In‑Service Training Unit and ultimately retired from the Personnel Bureau, where he served as Special Counsel to the Chief of Personnel.
Sullivan was responsible for the development of legally defensible personnel programs and initiatives, such as enhanced physical standards, increased appointment age, performance evaluation systems, drug screening and college education requirements for appointment to the position of police officer and promotion to supervisory ranks.
He is a respected member of the New York State Bar Association, NYPD Holy Name Society and Criminal Justice Educators of New York.