BRONX, NY, August 23, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Daniel Joseph Sullivan with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Sullivan celebrates many years of experience in his professional work, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Sullivan is a Jesuit Priest and retired Biology Professor. Beginning in 1969, he worked in the Department of Biological Sciences at Fordham University (Rose Hill Campus), first as an Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor, and finally as a Full Professor in 1984. In 2006, he retired as Professor Emeritus – but he continues as a Faculty Advisor for Senior and Junior Biology majors.
He entered the Jesuits (Society of Jesus) in 1950 after graduating from Fordham College (Rose Hill) with a B.S. cum laude in Biology. During his 4 years at Fordham (1946-1950) he was in the ROTC and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force Reserves. As part of his Jesuit seminary training, he studied at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama (1953-1955) and was a Biology and Science teacher at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, New York (1955- 1957). He returned to Fordham University for an M.S. in Biology (1958) with a master's thesis in Entomology on insect anatomy.
He was sent to Europe for 5-years of Theological studies: 4-years in Austria (1958-1962) at the State University of Innsbruck where he was ordained to the Priesthood, and then 1-year in France (1962-1963) at the Séminaire des Mission near Châlons-sur-Marne.
Dr. Sullivan earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Entomology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969 – when he came to the Fordham University Department of Biological Sciences. At UC-Berkeley, he was trained in “biological control” of insect pests that destroy agricultural crops. This method is part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) by which beneficial insects attack and control pest insects.
In addition to teaching and serving as faculty advisor at Fordham University, Dr. Sullivan spent many years doing research overseas. He received a US Government Fulbright Fellowship to Africa and joined a team in Nigeria doing research on the cassava mealybug at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan (1984-1985). In 1988-1989, he was a Visiting Scientist in South America at the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia. In 1999-2000 and Fall 2004, Dr. Sullivan was a Visiting Scientist in India at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in the State of Andhra Pradesh near the capital city of Hyderabad.
Dr. Sullivan returned many times on sabbaticals from Fordham University to his alma mater the University of California in Berkeley as a Visiting Scholar – where he joined the ongoing research with his Professors there.
Fr. Sullivan credits his entering the Jesuits as a major turning point in his life because it enabled him to have an international perspective so that he received permission from his Superiors to do entomological research and attend insect meetings and congresses all over the world.
As an expert in the field, Dr. Sullivan has published many works such as in the “Encyclopedia of Entomology” (2004, 2008), “Biological Control of Insects” (2003), “Encyclopedia of Insects” in 2003, and “Microbials in Insect Pest Management” in 2001. He contributed articles to BioControl in 2004, the Journal of Crop Protection in 2002, the Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology in 2000, the Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata in 2000, and two chapters in the Annual Review of Entomology in 1987 and 1999 on his specialty “insect hyperparasitism.” Prior to this, Dr. Sullivan coauthored “The Fulbright Experience in Africa” in 1995.
Other works Dr. Sullivan has written include chapters in “Ecology of Aphidophaga” (1986) and “Ecology and Effectiveness of Aphidophaga” (1988). In addition, he coauthored articles in Environmental Entomology (1972, 1991), Journal of the New York Entomological Society (1976, 1982), Canadian Entomologist (1981, 1988), Insect Science and Its Application in 1987, and the Washington Academy of Sciences Journal in 1984.
After his year in Nigeria, Dr. Sullivan became a member in the Fulbright Alumni Association. He also had the honor of serving as President of the New York Entomological Society and President of the Fordham Chapter of Sigma Xi – the Scientific Research Honor Society. In addition, he has been a member of the Entomological Society of America, the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC), the Entomological Society of Canada, the Pacific Coast Entomological Society, and of course the New York Entomological Society.
When Dr. Sullivan was a student at Fordham College — he joined the ROTC and was one of the 20 Founders of the Fordham Company of the Pershing Rifles Military Society. As mentioned earlier, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserves in 1950. As a Jesuit priest, he gives the Invocation and Benediction at the Army Commissioning Ceremony each May and other military events during the year. He has been inducted into the Reserve Officers Training Corps Hall of Fame. In 2009, Dr. Sullivan was the recipient of the Bene Merenti Medal from Fordham University for 40 years of service in the Department of Biological Sciences.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Daniel Joseph Sullivan has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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