Assistant Professor - Political Science
239 Stubbs Hall
Bachelor's Degree: B.S., Truman State University
Master's Degree: M.A., Southern Illinois University (Sociology); M.A., Indiana University (African-American Studies); M.A., Indiana University (Political Science)
PhD: Indiana University
Areas of Interest
African-American politics, voting behavior, political psychology
Dr. Sullivan specializes in African-American politics and voting behavior. Specifically, his research examines the impact of race and racial identity on electoral decision-making
2010 Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award (University-wide Award): Louisiana State University.
Summer 2007 Visiting Research Scholar in Dr. Mahzarin Banaji’s Implicit Social CognitionLab, Department of Psychology, Harvard University: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sullivan, Jas M. and Winbun, Jonathan. (forthcoming 2011). The Dividing Line: Race,
Representation, and the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana
State University Press).
Sullivan, Jas M. and Email, Asharf. African American Racial Identity: A Research Exploration Across Disciplines, ed., (under contract with University of Press of America).
Refereed Journals & Book Chapters
Sullivan, Jas M. and Sanders, Meghan. (forthcoming). “The President, the News, and
the Oil Spill: An Examination of National and State Newspapers’ Framing of Obama and
his Administration’s Response to the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill.” In Ashraf
Esmail and Lisa Eargle, eds., Black Beaches and Bayous: BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf
Oil Spill Disaster (University Press of America).
Sullivan, Jas M. (forthcoming). “Reparations Debated: The Impact of African American Racial Identity.” Journal of Education and Social Justice.
Sullivan, Jas M.; Esmail, Ashraf; and Sanders, Meghan. (forthcoming). “Charter School vs. Public School: A Test of Implicit Preference.” In Glendolyn
Duhon-Jeanlouis, Alice Duhon-McCallum, and Ashraf Esmail, eds., Charter Schools: Answering the Call; Saving Our Children (University Press of America).
Winburn, Jonathan and Sullivan, Jas M. (forthcoming). "The Significance of Race And Geography on Legislative Behavior: Exploring the Legislative Agenda in Post-Katrina Louisiana.” Journal of Black Studies.
Eargle, Lisa; Esmail, Ashraf; and Sullivan, Jas M. (2010). “Factors Influencing Students Attitudes, Behaviors, and Learning Outcomes in Statistics Course.” In Glendolyn Duhon-Jeanlouis, Alice Duhon-McCullum, and Ashraf Esmail, eds., Making Math Learning Fun for Inner City School Students (University Press of America).