Dr. Sullivan is a specialist in Social Gerontology (PhD, UMass Boston 2004). She has extensive teaching experience in social aspects of aging, family studies, dying, death & bereavement, sociology of mass media, and contemporary social problems. Her research interests include productive activities in aging, older workers, gender & aging, seniors and the internet, and family caregivers. She is the author or coauthor of several articles on older workers, elder health, productive aging and older learners.