Eleanor J. Sullivan, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Nursing, Novelist


  • Former Dean of the KU School of Nursing
  • Acclaimed author of mystery novels starring a nurse sleuth
  • Elected Class President in nursing school despite challenge of being a widowed mother of five children
  • Former President of the professional nursing organization Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Author of an award-winning textbook on nursing management
  • Named to the “Who’s Who in Health Care” by the Kansas City Business Journal
  • On the Board of Directors of Sisters in Crime, an international organization supporting women mystery writers