In Memory of Dr. Robert B. Winkowski

Dr. Robert B  Winkowski

Dr. Winkowski was a scholar, educator and historian who devoted his life to inspiring young people and leading a teaching staff as Master Teacher and Social Studies Chairman at the high school level.  Dr. Winkowski recognized that education empowers us to be independent thinkers, reach our potential and develop our character.  He believed passionately in its accessibility to all.

Dr. Winkowski received his BA in History from Merrimack College. He earned his Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Massachusetts, completed graduate work in History at Clark University and earned his Doctor of Education from Boston University.  He was awarded many fellowships, grants and scholarships during his lifetime.  He was a two-time Fulbright-Hays Scholar and studied in Egypt, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong; a Keizai Koho Fellow and toured Japan; a recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities award from the Institute of French History and Culture and awarded a second NEH Independent Study Fellowship where he researched the history of the Slavs.  His extensive travel and deep knowledge of world history strengthened his skills as a master teacher allowing him to expose students to different cultures and perspectives.

As a life-long educator, Dr. Winkowski began his teaching career at the Canterbury School in New Milford, CT.  He then joined the faculty at Dracut High School where he held roles including Chairman, Social Studies Department; Master Teacher; and Social Studies Instructor.   During his career he also served as Adjunct Faculty, European History at Merrimack College and Rivier College.