Earl (Tim)

Professor Emeritus
Department of Political Science


Brief Biography

Earl (Tim) Sullivan served as a professor of political science at AUC since 1973. He received his BA in political science from Seattle University (1964) and his PhD in international relations and government from the Claremont Graduate University (1970). Sullivan has had a varied academic experience. He taught at the University of Portland, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Utah. He served as provost of AUC from 1998 to 2008.  He retired from AUC in 2009 as provost emeritus, after spending the 2008-2009 academic year on his final sabbatical. He served as the interim president of the American University of Kuwait. 

  • Youth Power and the Revolution.” In Egypt’s Tahrir Revolution.  Dan Tschirgi, Walid Kazziha, Sean McMahon, editors.  Boulder and London, Lynne Rienner, 2013.  pp. 67-87.

    The New Dynamics of Multilateralism: Diplomacy, International Organizations, and Global Governance Co-Editor (with James P. Muldoon, Jr., JoAnn Fagot Aviel, and Richard Reitano). Boulder Colorado and Oxford England: Westview Press, 2011.

    Women in Egyptian Public Life, 1986. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press

    Multilateral Diplomacy and the United National Today, 1999; 2nd edition, 2005. Author and Co-editor (with James P. Muldoon, Jo Ann Aviel, and Richard Reitano), Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press

    The Contemporary Study of the Arab World: Critical Perspectives on Arab Studies, 1991. Co-editor (with J. Ismael), Edmonton and Calgary: The University of Alberta Press

    “Women and Development in Egypt” in Dan Tschirgi’s Development in the Age of Liberalization: Egypt and Mexico. 1996. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press

Research Interest

Sullivan’s teaching and research interests have been focused on various aspects of international relations and public international law, especially in the Middle East. He initiated the Cairo International Model United Nations (CIMUN) and the Cairo International Model Arab League (CIMAL) at AUC and was the faculty adviser of both programs for many years.