Peter N. Ubertaccio

Biography

Peter Ubertaccio is the Founding Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Stonehill College in Easton, MA and an Associate Professor of Political Science.  From 2007-2017, he served as the Director of the Speaker Joseph Martin Institute at Stonehill College.

 An expert on American political development, political parties, and institutions, 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. 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.”

Dean Ubertaccio has taught courses on Executive Power, Political Parties, American Political Development, Public Policy, and Massachusetts State Politics.  While on the faculty, he developed a number of innovative travel learning courses, travelling to New York City, Guatemala, and Mexico City with groups of students and he created Stonehill’s “Politics in DC” course that brings students to the nation’s capital for two weeks of seminars each May. 

He is a sought-after analyst on state and national politics and has been quoted in the Boston Globe, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on NBC Boston, New England Cable News, WGBH, and Fox 25 Boston.  He is one of the original creators of the MassPoliticsProfs blog now hosted by WGBH News.

He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C with a BA in Politics and he received his Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. He is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation and is on the Board of Advisors of the St. John Paul II High School in Hyannis. A native of Morristown, N.J., he and his family live on Cape Cod.