Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Ubertaccio's interests have been in American political parties and political development and Massachusetts state politics. He has taught a number of courses on political institutions—the Presidency, Congress, Courts, as well as integrative learning communities—second year courses at Stonehill—combining political science courses with courses in Music. Ubertaccio has developed innovative travel-learning courses that help to introduce his students to practical politics, contemporary events, civic life and have led seminars in, and brought groups of students to, Washington, D.C., New York City, Nigeria, Mexico City, Guatemala, and England. For over ten years, he has organized two weeks of seminars each May in Washington on politics, power, and policymaking. Ubertaccio is a member of the Board of Directors of the OpenCape Corporation, the JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation, and Boston College’s Woods College of Advancing Studies Program and Academic Council.
Shows how the tactics of direct marketing firms have been employed by American political parties as both a branding mechanism and tool for voter turnout.
Discusses the development of network marketing tactics by American political parties, with particular attention to the Republican Party in the era of George W. Bush.
Analyzes Woodrow Wilson’s contributions to the discipline of political science.
Analyzes how network marketing tactics have allowed party leaders to brand their organizations.
Ubertaccio is a sought-after analyst on state and national politics and has been quoted in the Boston Globe, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on NBC Boston, New England Cable News, WGBH, and Fox 25 Boston. He is one of the original creators of the MassPoliticsProfs blog now hosted by WGBH News.