Wilson Sullivan III holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the
of Hawaii - Manoa (1978) and a master's degree in Public
the University of Hawaii - Manoa (1992). He began teaching Criminal
courses here at Chaminade in 1996 and has taught Forensic Sciences
Chaminade program first started.
Professor Sullivan is a nationally-recognized expert in crime scene analysis. His career started as a police officer, rising to detective and eventually as the first Scientific Investigation Section Captain for HPD. He served as a Major in the Research and Development section prior to leaving active law enforcement in 1994. He has worked extensively for the Honolulu Police department and other law enforcement agencies as a consultant analyst and expert witness. He is able to facilitate the opportunities for Chaminade Forensic Sciences students to contribute to analysis of real crimes, leading to testimony, which is a great strength of the Chaminade Forensic Sciences program. His expertise covers forensic photography, crime scene processing, fingerprinting, the chain of evidence and court procedures, and crime scene reconstruction. Professor Sullivan was instrumental in the design and implementation of Chaminade's new forensic Crime Scene Simulation Facility, which opened in 2010.
B.A., M.A., University of Hawai'i