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Our Leadership

Landmark College is at an exciting moment in our history. We are now a more career-focused liberal arts institution, offering short-term programs as well as an expanded selection of associate and bachelor's degree programs. Students pursuing our associate degrees persist to graduation at rates higher than the national average for two-year institutions, and our associate degree-earning students ultimately earn baccalaureate degrees at rates above the national averages not only for students with LD, but for all college students. 

These are just some of the tangible outcomes of a Landmark College education. The intangibles offered by our unique learning environment are too numerous to mention. Landmark College not only provides skills and strategies leading to success, we also foster a sense of understanding, respect, and tolerance, qualities that are desperately needed in today's world. We give our students the confidence they need to succeed, and increasingly we are providing to our students internship-based experiences that put them right in the employment environment while still a student. More than any other college, we provide tremendous resources to our students--and we continue to focus on safety and security, so that these learners can gain experiences in an environment that looks out for them.

This beautiful campus continues to grow. Witness the $10 million, 29,000-square-foot Nicole Goodner MacFarlane Science, Technology & Innovation Center, which opened in 2015 and houses our STEM programs and the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT). LCIRT conducts research and development in the field of LD alongside our faculty, staff, and students. The College recently received about $750,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation to support several LCIRT-led projects. We are currently creating an all-weather athletics field to support our excellent sports, recreation, and wellness programs.

LC is going online. We continue to develop expertise in online programming for students with LD, and for educators and professionals in the field of LD. Many of these efforts intersect with the research we are conducting to determine how the brain works for an individual who learns differently, and with the projects which will provide insight into best practices for the educator in a variety of disciplines.

There is true value in a Landmark College education. The best way to appreciate this opportunity is to visit us on our beautiful campus in Vermont. You will witness our methods, our approaches, our students as they gain more strengths every single day. I look forward to meeting you!


Peter Eden, Ph.D.
Landmark College President

About the President

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 ripe for reinvention,” Dr. Eden embraces technology and feels that the orthodoxy of higher ed does not serve all students particularly well. With a strong background in modern 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 more than 20 scientific articles, received NIH and NSF grant funding for research, and led the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Forward thinking and progressive, Dr. Eden continues to work 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.

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





Kevin McLaughlin
M.B.A., University of Texas
Managing Director, J.P. Morgan




Headshot of Jon MoranJon Moran
M.D., Washington University School of Medicine
Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina Univeristy (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-Littman
Chief Administrative Officer, Rhodes Associates Inc.






Arthur Page, Board Counsel, Hemenway & Barnes LLP

Jon MacClaren, Treasurer and VP for Administration & Finance, 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.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Microbiology, University of New Hampshire
B.S., Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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
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
Head shot of Mark DiPietro Mark DiPietro
Director of Marketing and Communications
B.A., Journalism, Northeastern University
Michael Luciani
Vice President for Student Affairs
M.B.A., Assumption College
B.A., Assumption College
Head shot of Jon MacClaren Jon A. MacClaren
Vice President for Administration and Finance Professional
M.B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., Historic Preservation, Boston University
B.A., Architectural History, Syracuse University
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
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
Dr. James Vander Hooven
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, University of Maine
M.A., American Studies, University of Wyoming
B.A., English, The Ohio State University
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