Billy Collins, two-time US Poet Laureate, is the inaugural scholar of Winter Park Institute and has served as Senior Distinguished Fellow since 2008. In addition to his literary contributions, he brings to campus a variety of scholars to engage in enlightened discussions.
After being the youngest House Master in the history of Harvard Roger Rosenblatt served a term as director of education at the National Endowment for the Humanities. His essays for The News Hour have won a Peabody and an Emmy award, and essays for Time magazine have won two George Polk Awards.
Daniel Menaker was born in New York City in 1941. He attended Swarthmore College, graduating in 1963 with High Honors, and received a Master's Degree in English Literature from the Johns Hopkins University in 1965.