Saint Martin's University

Anne Sulton

Dr. Anne Sulton, visiting professor, criminal justice

Position/Discipline: visiting associate professor, criminal justice

Contact information
Office location: 349
Phone: 360-412-6103
Email: asulton@stmartin.edu


Anne concentrates her law practice in civil rights litigation in federal courts. She is licensed to practice law before all state courts in Wisconsin and Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals (in Philadelphia), the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (in Chicago), and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (in Denver). Anne litigates civil rights cases across the United States. She spends at least 10% of her time providing pro bono legal services to the elderly and non-profit organizations. In 2007, Anne received from the National NAACP the "William Robert Ming Advocacy Award"- considered the most coveted award an American civil rights attorney can receive.

Among the colleges and universities at which Anne has taught are Spelman College in Atlanta, Howard University in Washington D.C., and New Jersey City University in Jersey City.


Publications: Among her published works are: Inner City Crime Control, published by the Police Foundation in 1990; "Excluded: The Current Status of African American Scholars in the Field of Criminology and Criminal Justice," published by the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency in 1991; African American Perspectives on Crime Causation, Criminal Justice Administration and Crime Prevention, published by Butterworth-Heinemann in 1996; An Action Plan to Prevent Racially Motivated Hate Crimes, published by the Denver NAACP in 1997; Educational Crisis: A Denver NAACP Report, published in 1998; Emerging Issues in Civil Rights Litigation, published by the National Business Institute in 1998; and the "Foreword" to African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice, edited by Gabbidon, Greene and Young, published by Sage in 2001. Anne also contributed to the National NAACP Criminal Justice Manual, a school violence prevention report, and a comprehensive community-based crime prevention report for a neighborhood in Jersey City.

Accomplishments: In 1977, Anne was the first African American female in Atlanta to earn a private pilot's license. Since then, she has developed aviation education programs designed to increase the number of African American youth entering the aviation industry. In 2005, she took a group of African American female pilots to Rue, France to honor the men providing flight training to Bessie Coleman (the world's first licensed African American pilot in 1921). In 2012, Anne's name was included in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor, located at Dulles International Airport (outside Washington, DC).

Anne also serves as senior international correspondent for the Jackson Advocate Newspaper (the largest weekly newspaper in Mississippi). Among the stories she has covered are the International AIDS conferences in Thailand and Austria, the political crisis in Zimbabwe, economic development in Japan and India, educational initiatives in Turkey, and most recently the revolution in Egypt.

Education: In 1985, Anne received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Anne also holds a Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland-College Park, specializing in community-based crime prevention and research methods and statistics. She has conducted empirical research, and published articles and books on criminal justice topics.