Dr. Peter Eden Becomes the New President of Landmark College
Landmark College, a pre-eminent two-year college for students with learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder located in Putney, Vermont, recently inaugurated New Englander Peter A. Eden as its fourth president. Prior to assuming his duties, Dr. Eden served as dean of Arts and Sciences and professor of biotechnology at Endicott College in Massachusetts, was a tenured associate professor and chair of the Science Department at Marywood University in Pennsylvania, and a research fellow at the Jackson Laboratory and a visiting professor at the College of the Atlantic, both institutions in Maine. Dr. Eden earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and completed his Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire, with post-doctoral training in microbiology, molecular biology and neurobiology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also brings to the college research and management experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.
Empowering students who learn differently and giving them the opportunity to achieve their academic potential is Landmark’s mission.
Eden outlined his near- and long-term plans for the college, which include refining and strengthening the educational model to serve the changing needs of the college’s learning disabled students, increasing the college’s offerings with four-year degree Baccalaureate programs, serving students off campus using online, web-based platforms, and developing several new Associate degree programs in science and technology -- including computer science and game design and development – and building a new science and technology center. #