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Daniel W. O'Sullivan, Ph.D.

Vice Academic Dean

Professor Daniel W. O’Sullivan attended Millersville University and graduated magna cum laude in 1988 after completing degree requirements for both Chemistry and Earth Science.  He performed his graduate work at the University of Rhode Island, graduating with his Ph. D. in Chemical Oceanography in 1994.  Dr. O’Sullivan received a Rosenstiel Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami.

 In 1997 Dr. O’Sullivan joined the faculty of the U.S. Naval Academy in the Chemistry Department.  He has served the Academy on the Division of Mathematics and Science curriculum and assessment committees, as Chair of the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee, Vice President of the Faculty Senate, a number of faculty and administrative search committees, Chairman of the Chemistry Department, and Senior Professor for the Division of Mathematics and Science.  He began his assignment as Vice Academic Dean in August 2017.

 Dr. O’Sullivan’s research program has two principle thrusts; one is focused on characterization and analysis of peroxides to enhance our understanding of radical transient production through photochemical reactions in gas and aqueous phases in natural systems, the second is focused on determining the kinetics and mechanism of the photochemical degradation of energetic materials in marine systems. 

 Dr. O’Sullivan is an associate editor for Marine Chemistry and has published numerous articles on his research endeavors.  He has been recognized for his research contributions with two NASA Group Achievement Awards, and the USNA Civilian Faculty Research Excellence Award.  His service contributions have been recognized with a US Navy Civilian Meritorious Service Award.

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