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Ethan Sullivan

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Chairperson


Business Law and Society


Ethan Sullivan is the Senior Associate Dean in the undergraduate program of the Carroll School of Management. In this role, he provides leadership and strategic direction for a dynamic undergraduate program that supports the intellectual, professional, and personal development of all students in the Carroll School. In addition, he is the chairperson for Business Law and Society and leads the assessment and accreditation efforts for the school. Prior to this, he served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Curriculum from 2008 to 2018, and was responsible for providing strategic direction and integration of curricular initiatives in the undergraduate program, including the Portico Program. Sullivan has also worked in First Year Experience at Boston College, as well as at Harvard University, Boston University, and New York University. Prior to entering academia, he was a brewer of craft beers in the Pacific Northwest. Sullivan received his Ph.D. from Boston College and his M.A. from New York University, and currently resides in Needham, MA with his wife and four children.