Stonehill Faculty Focus 2008
And that's only the beginning: with a sharpened mission, the Martin Institute has the potential to play an even larger role in engaging faculty and students in wider conversations about issues of public policy and social justice, and in interdisciplinary explorations of these topics.
The seeds of the revitalized Martin Institute were sown in 2005 in concert with the College's Attaining the Summit strategic plan. As part of that effort, President Mark Cregan, C.S.C., formed a task force to study the Institute, its role and mission. The fruits of the committee's work included a more focused mission statement, a well-crafted written philosophy for the Institute's initiatives and programming, and a recommendation for the appointment of the first full-time director.
Stonehill found this director in Ubertaccio, who was appointed in spring 2007 after a national search. A faculty member since 2001, Ubertaccio had been active with interdisciplinary initiatives like Learning Communities. He taught Juvenile Justice with Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology Susan Guarino-Ghezzi and Voices of Dissent with Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Leslie Goldberg.