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Frederick Winter

ORG FIPSE Title BIO Frederick Winter joined FIPSE in March, 2011, coming from the Association of American Colleges and Universities where he was senior director of advancement and leadership development, responsible for all of the fund-raising programs for AAC&U's Liberal Education and America's Promise/LEAP initiative. Before joining AAC&U in 2008, Winter was a senior program officer in the Office of Challenge Grants at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) where he served initially in the Endowment's Higher Education in the Humanities Program. His responsibilities there focused on projects involving core curricula and the use of emerging technologies in undergraduate education. He joined NEH's Office of Challenge Grants in 1995. He was the founding coordinator for the NEH We the People Challenge Grants in American History, Institutions and Culture, and he served on the NEH task force for its Digital Humanities Initiative. He also designed and administered special federal granting programs for historically black, Hispanic-serving, and American Indian colleges and universities, and he was part of the NEH task force that provided funding for the restoration of cultural programs in Iraq.

When he joined the Endowment in 1993, he was a tenured professor of classics with a joint appointment in the doctoral program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the undergraduate program at Brooklyn College. At Brooklyn College, he served as chair of the college's Faculty Council Core Curriculum Committee, which was responsible for the administration of the college's undergraduate Core Curriculum, a thirteen course program required of all the college's 15,000 undergraduates. His research and publications have focused on the pre-Roman era in Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, and the archaeology of pre-Revolutionary, slave-worked plantations in the U.S. Northeast. He has directed archaeological excavations in Cyprus, Israel, the Northeastern United States, and Yugoslavia, and he has also participated in excavations in Hawaii, Greece, and Turkey. Winter received his B.A. in classical Greek language from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and Ph.D. in classical archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania.