Peter Ubertaccio was appointed Dean of the May School of Arts & Sciences in 2017 after serving as Director of the Martin Institute for Law & Society, Chair of the Department of Political Science & International Studies, and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies.  

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.”

He is the author of the CQ Press Career Guide for Students in Global Politics and the CQ Press Career Guide for Students in American Politics (Sage, 2018).

Dean Ubertaccio is a graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in Politics, and he received his Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He is 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, New Jersey, he and his family live on Cape Cod. 

With the May School of Arts & Sciences, we are poised to recommit ourselves to academic and intellectual rigor, faculty development, and innovative pedagogies that challenge our students and prepare them to solve problems under real-world pressures. I am honored to have been chosen as dean and look forward to working with my faculty colleagues and with students as we chart a dynamic future for the arts and sciences at the College.

Peter N. Ubertaccio

Peter N. Ubertaccio

Dean of the Tom & Donna May School of Arts & Sciences
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