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Dear current and future members of the Landmark College community:

At LC, we use the terms different, differences, and differently quite often. It has been said that an institution that is “different” must be different in a strategic way – otherwise it runs the risk of simply being “odd.” Being different in a strategic and purposeful way certainly describes LC, a particularly important and student-centered College. Our strategy, our goals and objectives, and our evidence-based actions employed each day are grounded in the understanding that many students not only learn in different ways but they tend to succeed when provided a learning and living environment that differs from often rigid and conventional higher education models.President Peter Eden

Although LC is a smaller college (we like the term optimally sized) we provide to students and their families a heavily-resourced model with many choices. We have intentionally engineered “on-ramps and off-ramps” for our degrees and programs. For example, at LC some students want and need our model for a Bridge Semester, which could actually be for one or two semesters. Others may find the associate degree programs best-suited for their college and career goals and objectives, while others target our baccalaureate programs. LC is, simultaneously, a “four-year” college, a “two-year” college, and a “transition program” college - and therefore we are an increasingly comprehensive college that offers many paths to college credit, to competencies and capabilities, to credentials, and to success.

The terms “Center” and neurodiversity can be found quite a bit at LC. We have established a new Center for Neurodiversity (CND), which will among other things advance understanding and public perception of the benefits of a neurodiverse society and workforce. By neurodiverse, we mean not only individuals with ASD, but also those with dyslexia, ADHD, and/or executive function challenges. The CND is a platform and conduit for LC’s position and expertise in the field of LD, and it complements and supports many activities at LC, including those in research and development through the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT). We are delighted to have John Elder Robison serve as LC’s visiting lecturer and advisor to the CND this year.

At LC, we are diverse in a number of ways. In addition to neurodiversity, we are committed to diversity in many other realms. Our Centers for Diversity and Inclusion help us to support every student regardless of background, belief, orientation, or other – and also to help all LC community members better understand why commonalities must be stressed, and why dialogue must be intentionally created here and beyond the campus.

In addition to the development of our Centers, LC continues to expand the academic program options for our students. A new Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis on learning differences and neurodiversity is pending approval by our accrediting body. We expect that the BA-PSY will be launched starting in Fall 2018 (check this website for updates). We also continue to develop expertise in online and hybrid programming for students with LD, and for educators and professionals in the field of LD. We offer dual enrollment college credit for students in high school or in post-graduate (aka gap/transition) year programs, through formal partnerships with secondary schools. Additionally, LC has recently submitted to the accrediting body a proposal to allow LC to grant post-baccalaureate credits for our expanding online certificate program in LD and Neurodiversity.

At Landmark College, we understand that students must gain skills and experiences that will provide competencies needed outside a college campus. Therefore, we offer a number of options in the area of experiential learning. The newest component of that program is our Employment Readiness Experience, designed to provide students with a structured, highly supportive career-building experience on our own campus. We have also strengthened our internship program, and we continue to grow the number and variety of credit-bearing internships available to LC undergraduates.

If you have not visited this college, you must do so. The difficult decision in choosing a college is made much easier when you can hear from and interact with directly current students, faculty, and staff. When visiting LC, you will see how our beautiful campus continues to grow. In 2017, the College completed construction of a $2 million all-weather athletics field, Charles Drake Field. The Nicole Goodner MacFarlane Science, Technology & Innovation Center opened recently and houses our natural science and mathematics & computer science programs as well as LCIRT, our research and discovery operations (many students intern at LCIRT). 

Please visit us on our campus in southern Vermont. That is the best way to see that there is true value in a Landmark College education, that this model is more accessible and affordable than one might think, and that we change lives every day by focusing on strengths, not weaknesses.

I look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Peter Eden, Ph.D.
Landmark College President

About the President

Joanne Eden, Peter Eden, and their three children

Peter A. Eden, Ph.D., took office as the fourth president of Landmark College on July 1, 2011. His passion for learning, innovation, and discovery infuses his aspirations for the College’s future.

A firm believer that “higher education is constantly evolving,” Dr. Eden embraces technology and feels that the orthodoxy of higher ed does not serve all students particularly well. With a strong background in biomedical science, research, teaching, and scholarship, he leads Landmark College in this new era of learning for college students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Prior to joining Landmark College, Dr. Eden served as dean of arts and sciences and professor of biotechnology at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. He was previously a tenured associate professor and chair of the science department at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was also a research fellow at the Jackson Laboratory and a visiting professor at the College of the Atlantic, both in Bar Harbor, Maine. Before that, he worked five years at Biomeasure, Inc. (Beaufour-IPSEN) in Milford, Massachusetts, 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 respectively.

He has published numerous articles, received NIH and NSF grant funding for research, and led the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Forward thinking and progressive, President Eden enjoys working very closely with the faculty and staff as they explore the development of new programs that promise to enhance learning at Landmark and also ensure that the College remains the leader for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD.

Dr. Eden and his wife, Joanne, are the parents of three young children, Atticus, Dexter, and Vivienne. And one big dog, Jack.

The Board of Trustees is comprised of Landmark College supporters who regularly provide insight, oversight, and foresight to the College and President. Governed by a set of by-laws, the Trustees work with the President and College community in guiding important strategic planning initiatives and necessary changes at the College, and, through the Board's fiduciary duty, ensure the stability and viability of Landmark for many years to come.  

Headshot of Robert Lewis Robert Lewis
Board Chair
M.A., Duke University
Partner, CK L2 Strategic Partners, LLC

 

 

 

Headshot of Francis FairmanFrancis Fairman 
Board Vice Chair
M.B.A., Wharton
Head of Public Finance Service, Piper Jaffray & Company

 

 

 

Headshot of Robert BantaRobert Banta
J.D., Vanderbilt University
Immigration Attorney, Banta Immigration Law LTD

 

 

 

Headshot of William CotterWilliam R. Cotter
J.D., Seattle University School of Law
Retired Owner, Food Manufacturing Business

 

 

 

Robin Dahlberg
J.D., NYU School of Law
M.F.A., University of Hartford
Documentary Photographer

 

 

 

Headshot of Peter EdenPeter Eden
Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
President, Landmark College

 

 

 

Head shot of Barbara EpifanioBarbara Epifanio
B.A., Amherst College
Stylist, W by Worth

 

 

 

Headshot of Jane GarzilliJane Garzilli
J.D., NYU School of Law
President, Garzilli Mediation 

 

 

 

Headshot of Bretton HimsworthBretton Himsworth '90
B.S., Old Dominion University
Director, CentralEd

 

 

 

Headshot of Linda KaboolianLinda Kaboolian
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Lecturer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

 

 

 

 

Headshot of John LobranoJohn D. Lobrano
J.D., NYU School of Law
Partner, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP

 

 

 

Headshot of Jon MoranJon Moran
M.D., Washington University School of Medicine
Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University (Retired)

 

 

 

Headshot of Stephen MoschettaStephen Moschetta '95
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Attorney, The Moschetta Law Firm

 

 

 

Headshot of Robert MunleyRobert Munley III '89
J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law
Attorney, Munley Law

 

 

 

Headshot of Belle Brooks O'BrienBelle Brooks O'Brien
M.A., University of Maryland
Trustee, The Morgan and Belle O'Brien Foundation

 

 

 

Headshot of Maryellen RancourtMaryellen Rancourt
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell
Grants Administrator, Essex North Shore
Regional Technical School District

 

 

 

Headshot of Nan StrauchNan Strauch
B.S., Cornell University
Trustee, Landmark College

 

 

 

Headshot of Diane Tarbell-LittmanDiane Tarbell
Chief Administrative Officer, Rhodes Associates Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur Page, Board Counsel, Hemenway & Barnes LLP

Jon MacClaren, Treasurer and Executive Vice President and CFO, Landmark College

Carol Nardino, Clerk to the Board and Institutional Advancement, Landmark College
 

Trustees Emeriti

  • Robert Munley, J.D., Temple University. Partner, Munley Law
  • John Perkins, J.D., Harvard Law. Partner, Palmer & Dodge (retired)
  • Charles Strauch, B.S., Lehigh University. Owner, GA Services

Comprised of senior administrators from key offices and divisions of the College, President’s Council meets weekly to formally review opportunities, risks, challenges, and more that affect the operations of the College. President's Council meetings routinely include members of the faculty, staff, and student body, in order to promote and strengthen shared governance practices.

 

Dr. Peter Eden, Ph.D.
President
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Microbiology, University of New Hampshire
B.S., Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
802-387-6730
president@landmark.edu
 
 
Dr. Manju Banerjee
Vice President for Educational Research and Innovation
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut
M.S., Special Education, Pennsylvania State University
M.A./B.A., Economics, University of Delhi, India
802-387-6807
manjubanerjee@landmark.edu
 
head shot of Corinne Bell Corinne Bell
Chief Technology Officer; Director of IT Services
M.B.A., Southern New Hampshire University
B.S., Mathematics, St. Lawrence University
802-387-6863
corinnebell@landmark.edu
 
Head shot of Mark DiPietro Mark DiPietro
Director of Marketing and Communications
B.A., Journalism, Northeastern University
802-387-1632
markdipietro@landmark.edu
 
 
Head shot of Gail Gibson Sheffield 
Dr. Gail Gibson Sheffield
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ph.D., Education, Capella University
M.S., Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation; Syracuse University
B.S., Communication Arts and Sciences, Lyndon State College
802-387-6797
GailSheffield@landmark.edu
 
 

Michael Luciani
Vice President for Student Affairs
M.B.A., Assumption College
B.A., Assumption College
802-387-6713
mluciani@landmark.edu
Head shot of Jon MacClaren
Jon MacClaren
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Professional M.B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., Historic Preservation, Boston University
B.A., Architectural History, Syracuse University
802-387-6721
jonmacclaren@landmark.edu
 
 
Kevin Mayne headshot
Kevin Mayne
Vice President for Enrollment Management
M.B.A., Management/Marketing, Anna Maria College
B.A., Psychology/Art Therapy
802-387-6716
​kevinmayne@landmark.edu
 
 
 

Ellen Smith standing under Landmark College colonnade

Ellen Smith
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Antioch University New England 
B.A., Social Work, Antioch College
802-387-6870
​ellensmith@landmark.edu
 
 
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