Professor Sullivan joined the Krannert faculty in 1978. Her main teaching interests are corporate financial management, financial institutions and markets, and financial and managerial accounting. She was honored in 1993-94 and 1987-88 with the Outstanding
Undergraduate Teacher Award, and in fall 1993 she received the Most Effective Masterís Program Teacher Award, all from within the Krannert School. In 1988-89 she received the Purdue University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. She is a two-time winner
of the Salgo-Noren Award and received a Teaching for Tomorrow Award from Purdue. She has taught in numerous programs offered through the Krannert Executive Education Programs and by the Center for Agri-Business. Her current research interests are personal
bankruptcy, the evolution of cost management systems in manufacturing firms, and capital budgeting processes. Professor Sullivan serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She also serves on the boards of the Academy of Financial
Services, the Midwest Finance Association, Lafayette Family Services, Inc., Home Hospital, Oak Ridge Mutual Fund, and the Lafayette Consumer Credit Counseling Services. Professor Sullivan has authored numerous publications dealing with credit quality, tax
reform, deregulation, credit cards, and the structure of consumer credit markets.