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Bryce Sullivan


Bryce Sullivan, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Belmont University. He was appointed Dean in 2008, following seven years as Chair of the Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is currently serving as Interim Chair of the Department of Education in addition to his dean responsibilities.

Dr. Sullivan received his B.S., summa cum laude, from Georgia State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. His publication record includes 15 peer-reviewed journal articles, 4 book chapters, and 36 conference papers. Dr. Sullivan’s scholarly interests include higher education, clinical psychology, and ethics in psychology. His teaching interests include personality theory and clinical psychology. He is a licensed clinical psychologist (license granted in Illinois), but all of his professional activities are currently devoted to his role as Dean.

At Belmont, Dr. Sullivan’s teaching has included a First Year Seminar classes titled “Christianity and the Life of the Mind,” a class on Exercise and Stress Management, and the Senior Capstone class. He is a licensed clinical psychologist (license granted in Illinois), but all of his current professional activities are devoted to his roles as Dean of the College and Interim Department Chair in Education.

He is an elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville.