Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stonehill College, Peter Ubertaccio previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Caldwell University, founding Dean of the Thomas and Donna May School of Arts & Sciences at Stonehill College and an Associate Professor of Political Science.
He is a frequent commentator on Massachusetts and national government and politics, appearing in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Boston Herald, The Hill, the HuffingtonPost, Politico, the BBC (Farsi), and Al Jazeera (English). He’s been a regular political analyst on WGBH and New England Cable News and has been interviewed on Marketplace on American Public Media, Greater Boston with Emily Rooney, WRKO, WATD, Fox 25 News, WBUR’s Radio Boston, and WMEX. An expert on American political development, political parties, and institutions, he is the former Director of the Joseph Martin Institute for Law & Society and the former Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Stonehill. His scholarly work has been featured in the Routledge Handbook of Political Management, Winning Elections with Political Marketing and the Routledge Handbook of Political Marketing. With Brian Cook of Clark University he contributed to the centennial issue of the American Political Science Review with an analysis of Woodrow Wilson’s contribution to the field of political science, “Wilson’s Failure: Roots of Contention About the Meaning of a Science of Politics.” He is the author of two career guides with CQ/Sage press for undergraduates studying politics. A magna cum laude graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Professor Ubertaccio received his Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. He is the President of the Board of Directors of the JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation and is a member of the Board of Advisors for Pope John Paul II High School in Hyannis, MA and a former member of the Academic Program Committee of Boston College’s Woods College. A native of Morristown, N.J., he and his family live on Cape Cod.