Peter Kimmel

Dean of the College of Health and Sciences

Primary: (802) 468-1344
Fax: (802) 468-5237
Woodruff Hall
Room Room 20, Woodruff Hall
62 Alumni Drive


Peter Kimmel was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Portland State University. After receiving his M.S., he ventured east for the very first time to complete his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Peter then spent one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon before coming to Vermont in search of warmer temperatures.

Before becoming a dean, Peter taught Human Anatomy and Physiology and Developmental Biology courses in the Natural Sciences Department for 27 years. He was coordinator of the Health Sciences major and advisor to most of the pre-professional students, including those interested in medicine, physician assistant, and physical or occupational therapy.

Peter lives in Sudbury, Vermont with his wife Barbara. Most of his spare time is spent maintaining their 200+ year-old farmhouse. He serves on the Planning Commission of the town of Sudbury and has also been a member of the Hubbardton Volunteer Fire Department since 2000, currently serving as Assistant Chief.


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
M.S., Portland State University
B.S., Portland State University


  • NEASC Self-Study Steering Committee Co-Chair (2001, 2011)
  • Castleton Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty (2009)
  • Vermont State Colleges Faculty Fellow (2013)