Allen R. Sullivan, Ph.D.


Emeritus, Assistant Superintendent
Office of Student Development & Advocacy Services
Dallas Independent School District



Diploma Rindge Technical High School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Science in Education, Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts

Master of Science in Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse New York

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Developmental Psychology, Syracuse University

Post Doctoral Studies University of Minnesota Law School

Texas Board for Educator Certification authorized to before the duties as designated below:

Summer Institute on College Admissions - Harvard University

United States Naval Academy-Recruiter Training & Assignment


Dr. Sullivan has published over 70 book chapters, articles, reviews, technical reports and has written numerous million dollar funded grants in the field of curriculum development, special, education, psychological testing, talent and giftedness, the arts, multiculturalism, linguistics, and parental/community involvement in schools, infant education, behavioral management, health and metal health services, and youth development. In addition, he has served as an advisor, mentor, and conceptual guide for 48 Doctoral students and 2 Masters students.

In addition he has served as a public school teacher (Syracuse Public Schools), college professor, (Syracuse University), instructor Department of Child Psychiatry SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, University of Minnesota, William & Mary College, and The University of Texas at Dallas) developmental, industrial, and organizational development psychologist, and has appeared on national television, lectured, and consulted extensively in a variety of schools, colleges, universities, criminal justice, law enforcement agencies, Fortune 500 Companies, as well as health and human service settings throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Africa.



African American Educators Hall of Fame Class of 2009

Appreciation Award from The Dallas Urban League Institute for Minority Males Program 1992

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition 2001 by Eddie Bernice Johnson Member of Congress

Community Service Award: Dallas Youth Service Corps 1997

Community Service Award-Delta Sigma Theta-Dallas Alumnae Chapter 1990

Distinguished Lifetime Service A e Achievement Award 2002 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Gamma Chapter, Boston, MA

Distinguished ward – Co “B” Texas Antler Brigade Antlered Guard February 9, 1993

Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America 1958 • Freshman School Record Holder 1000-yard run, Northeastern University

Imagination Celebration Fort Worth/Debbie Allen Dance Institute Family of the Year Award 2010

Living Legend Award Cottrell House Texas Youth Commission

Men of Achievement, International Biographical Center. London, England 

Outstanding Administrator Award Region VI Coalition of Chapter I Parents

Outstanding Alumni Award, Northeastern University, 1982.      

Psi Chi National Psychology Honorary: for Scholarship in Psychology

Recognition Award Dallas, Metroplex Temple 1305 IBPOEW-

Recognition of Excellence Award   Dallas Regional/National Alliance of Black School Educators,  

Service Award National Committee for School Desegregation,

Texas State Senate: Recognition Resolution No.126, Texas State Senator Royce West

Who’s Who in the World

Who's Who Among Black Americans

Who's Who in Child Development

Who's Who in Education

Who's Who in Minnesota

Who's Who in the South and Southwest        



Member Scientific Management Panel, Collaborative Perinatal Study, National Institute of Health

Board chairman Junior Black Academy of Arts & Letters 1983-1993

Board of Directors, Secretary, Dallas County Mental Health & Mental Retardation 1985-87

Governor's Council on Handicapped, Gifted & Exceptional Children, State of Minnesota.

Instructor 1968-1969 Supervision of Student Teaching, Urban Teacher Preparation & Special Education Programs, Syracuse University-Syracuse, New York

Instructor 1969-70 Psychology of the Exceptional Child, Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Syracuse University

Instructor 1968-70 Department of Child Psychiatry, Upstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York.

Assistant Professor 1970-72 Department of Secondary Education Curriculum and Special Ed. University of           Minnesota.

Tenured Associate Professor Psychoeducational Studies, Urban Education

Director Nationally Acclaimed Trainer of Teacher Trainers Program. University of Minnesota 1972-75 

Adjunct Professor 1975-81 University of Texas, Dallas, College of Human Development

Field Editor, Teaching Exceptional Children, Council for Exceptional Children CEC

Member Council for Exceptional Children. CEC

Member Society for Research in Child Development

Member National Alliance of Black School Educators

Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education

Member Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders

Member Commissioner of Education’s Counseling/Guidance Advisory Group, Texas Education Agency 

Member The American Academy of Political and Social Science

Member The National Society for the Study of Education

Chair, Region X Special Education Directors Council

Member Executive Committee, Council of Great City Schools Special Education Directors Forum

Professional Advisory Committee, Texas Association for Children & Adults with Learning Disabilities

National Association of Black Psychologists

World Association for Infant Mental Health

Member Improving America's Schools. Secretary of Education’s Central Region Planning Committee, United States Department of Education. San Antonio, TX.

National Alliance for Resident Services for Assisted and Affordable Housing, Board Chairman