Stonehill College announces the appointment of Peter Ubertaccio, Ph.D., as the new vice president for academic affairs. He has served in this role on an interim basis since January 2023. He will continue steering the vital work of Stonehill’s thriving learning community, both on and off campus. 

“I wish to congratulate Dr. Ubertaccio on his appointment. He is a compassionate educator committed to helping students grow and thrive. As a member of my senior leadership team, I look forward to working with him to bolster existing academic programs and create new opportunities for excellence,” said President John Denning, C.S.C. 

From June 2021 until his return to Stonehill this year, Ubertaccio was the vice president for academic affairs at Caldwell University. Prior, he served Stonehill 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. He holds a B.A. in politics from the Catholic University of America and a Ph.D. in politics from Brandeis University. 

A frequent commentator on government and politics, his expertise has been featured in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Additionally, he serves as president of the Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation and is a former member of both 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.  

“I am grateful to President Denning and everyone at the College for placing their trust in me to serve as the vice president for academic affairs,” Ubertaccio said. “It is a great honor to return to Stonehill and lead the division that has been my professional home for nearly 20 years. Looking to the months and years ahead, I pledge to continue collaborating with students, faculty, and staff to unlock the College’s full potential as a community of scholarship and faith.”