Dr. Sullivan's Biography

Dr. SullivanProfessor Jonathan F. Sullivan joined the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of North Alabama in the Fall of 2018. Dr. Sullivan comes to us from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he taught chemical engineering for over 12 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alabama in 2002 and maintains a Professional Engineering (PE) license in the state of Wyoming.

During his time at McNeese, Dr. Sullivan served appointments as Head of the Engineering Department as well as the College of Engineering’s Freshman Coordinator. In addition to his academic background, Dr. Sullivan’s industrial experiences include work as a process engineer at the Farley Nuclear Power Plant (Southern Company) and as the engineer in charge of the scanning electron microscopy lab for the Materials Science and Engineering department at UAB.

Dr. Sullivan’s primary professional interests focus on the continuous improvement of engineering and technology education through active, industry-focused experiential learning.