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James Sullivan, EdD

Adjunct Professor

EdD, Northeastern University
MA, University of Connecticut
BA, Lehman College, City University of New York

I am a retired Sergeant from the New York City Police Department with more than twenty years experience in areas that include:

  • law enforcement
  • teaching law and physical education at the Police Academy
  • serving as Assistant Chairman of the Law Department at the Police Academy and Commanding Officer of Instructor Development
  • serving as Community Affairs-DARE supervisor
  • instructing inner city children on drug and gang resistance

I developed and coordinated a citywide summer Youth Police Academy for 1000 middle school and high school students. I also worked in the Police Commissioner's Office of Management and Planning Data Integrity Unit monitoring citywide precinct complaint reporting.

For the past 15 years, I have been teaching Adaptive Physical Education K-12 for Longmeadow Public Schools. In this role, I adapt the physical education curriculum to meet the needs of the child, gross motor assess students, and attend individualized educational planning meetings with parents and staff.

I have also taught as an adjunct professor at John Jay College, Lehman College in New York City, the University of Connecticut, Springfield College as well as at Bay Path University.

I enjoy interacting with students - sharing my knowledge and experiences with them as well as learning from them.