About the President
About President Peter Eden
Peter A. Eden, Ph.D., took office as the fourth president of Landmark College on July 1, 2011. A scientist and researcher, he also is an accomplished educator and administrator whose passion for learning, innovation and discovery infuses his aspirations for the College’s future.
A firm believer that “education is ripe for reinvention,” Dr. Eden embraces technology and champions the responsible integration of new technology in higher education. With a strong background in modern science, research, teaching and scholarship, he stands poised to lead Landmark College into a new era of learning for college students with learning disabilities, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders.
Dr. Eden’s varied experience encompasses nearly 20 years of achievement as an administrator and teacher in higher education, as well as researcher and project director in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry.
Prior to joining Landmark, Dr. Eden served as dean of arts and sciences and professor of biotechnology at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. He previously was a tenured associate professor and chair of the science department at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. He was also a research fellow at the Jackson Laboratory and a visiting professor at the College of the Atlantic, both in Bar Harbor, ME. Before that, he worked five years at Biomeasure, Inc. (Beaufour-IPSEN) in Milford, MA, and Paris, France — initially as a molecular biologist, then quickly advancing to research project director.
Dr. Eden earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of New Hampshire and his post-doctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in microbiology, molecular biology and neurobiology.
He has published more than 20 scientific articles, received NIH and NSF grant funding for research, and has led the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate academic programs.
Forward thinking and progressive, Dr. Eden is exploring the development of new programs that promise to enhance learning at Landmark and ensure that the College remains the leader in higher education for students with learning disabilities, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders.
Dr. Eden and his wife, Joanne, are the parents of two young sons, Atticus and Dexter.