Peter Ubertaccio is Professor Politics, a blogger at MassPoliticsProfs, and a political analyst. He is a public speaker on American and Massachusetts politics and elections and a consultant on issues of higher education and experiential education.
He serves as the Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs & Director of Joseph Martin Institute for Law & Society at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.
Professor Ubertaccio is an expert on American political development, political parties, and institutions. His work has been featured in the Routledge Handbook of Political Management, Winning Elections with Political Marketing and the upcoming 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.”
Professor Ubertaccio has developed innovative travel-learning courses that help to introduce his students to practical politics, contemporary events, and his firm belief that civic education is crucial in our increasingly fragmented politics. He has led seminars in, and brought groups of students to, Washington, D.C., New York City, Nigeria, Mexico City, Guatemala, and England. For years he has organized two weeks of seminars each May in Washington on Politics, Power, and Policymaking.
He serves as the Academic Advisor to Scott Ferson’s Blue Lab in Boston and is a member of the Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation. A magna cum laude graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Professor Ubertaccio received his Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. A native of Morristown, N.J., he and his family live on Cape Cod.