Robert Winter received his Ph.D. in Russian language and literature from Columbia University. His dissertation dealt with the nineteenth century writer and memoirist Alexander Herzen. Professor Winter has taught many courses in the Baccalaureate Honors Program: Love in the Western World, Existentialism in Literature and Philosophy, Literature and Politics, and most recently, the nineteenth century Historical Novel. He has also pioneered several interdisciplinary courses: Masterworks of Western Literature, the European Folktale, the European Novella, and the Bible as Literature. He is past president of the Rider Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).