Peter Ubertaccio was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs in May of 2023 after serving on an interim basis since January 2023. In this role, he oversees all college operations directly pertaining to academic programming, faculty, and academic administration. 

Since June 2021 until returning to Stonehill, Ubertaccio was the vice president for academic affairs at Caldwell University. Prior to that, he served Stonehill College as a distinguished academic and administrator for nearly two decades. He held several roles on campus including associate professor of political science, chair of the Department of Political Science and International Studies, and director of the Joseph Martin Institute for Law & Society. Later, he was the founding dean of the Thomas & Donna May School of Arts & Sciences.

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. 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.

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, Huffington Post, Politico, and BBC. He has 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.

He is the president of the Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, and a former member of the Board of Advisors for Pope John Paul II High School in Hyannis, Massachusetts and the Academic Program Committee of Boston College's Woods College.  

He holds a B.A. in politics from the Catholic University of America and a Ph.D. in politics from Brandeis University.