Dr. Sullins, (Ph.D., Binghamton University (SUNY), 2002) a professor at Sonoma State University, specializing in: philosophy of science and technology, philosophical issues of artificial intelligence/robotics, cognitive science, engineering ethics, and computer ethics.

His recent research interests are found in the technologies of Robotics, AI and Artificial Life and how they inform traditional philosophical topics on the questions of life and mind as well as its impact on society and the ethical design of successful autonomous machines. His work also crosses into the fields of computer and information technology ethics as well as the use of computer simulations in studying the evolution of morality.