Caldwell, N.J., May 7, 2021- Caldwell University is pleased to announce the selection of its new Vice President for Academic Affairs, Peter Ubertaccio, Ph.D., effective June 28th, 2021.
Dr. Ubertaccio, a native of Morristown, New Jersey, is currently the dean of the Thomas and Donna May School of Arts & Sciences and an associate professor of political science at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.
Caldwell University President Matthew Whelan, Ed.D. said the University is delighted to welcome Dr. Ubertaccio to the Caldwell family. “Dr. Ubertaccio brings deep experience and vision in Catholic higher education having served at Stonehill College for nearly two decades. He is an accomplished political scientist and faculty member, as well as an experienced administrator. He was selected from a group of very qualified candidates after going through a rigorous, multiday interview during which he highly impressed all of the groups he met during the process—students, faculty, staff, and the cabinet.”
Dr. Ubertaccio is the former director of the Joseph Martin Institute for Law & Society and the former chair of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Stonehill. His scholarly work has been featured in the Routledge Handbook of Political Management, Winning Elections with Political Marketing, the Routledge Handbook of Political Marketing, and the American Political Science Review. He is the author of two career guides with CQ/Sage Press for undergraduates studying politics and international relations and a contributor to an upcoming volume from the University of Massachusetts Press, Massachusetts Government and Politics.
A graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., he received his Ph.D. in politics from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He is the President of the Board of Directors of the JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation and a member of the Board of Advisors for Pope John Paul II High School in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
“I am honored to be chosen as Caldwell University’s next Vice President for Academic Affairs,” said Ubertaccio. “Caldwell’s commitment to living out its four core values—respect, integrity, community, and excellence—is so evident in the University’s holistic approach to education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Mission-driven institutions like Caldwell are poised to grow and thrive and I am excited to be a part of the team here.”