W. Winston Elliott III

W. Winston Elliott III is Founder and Publisher of The Imaginative Conservative, an online journal for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful. It addresses culture, liberal learning, politics, literature, and the arts. Additionally, he is President of the Free Enterprise Institute, an organization dedicated to promoting the ideals of a free and virtuous society by teaching the principles of free markets, constitutional government, the Western intellectual tradition of the American founding and an enduring moral order. (As president of the Free Enterprise Institute Mr. Elliott has directed graduate seminars for teachers on topics including history, government, economics, literature, foreign affairs, and philosophy. More than 4000 teachers from public and parochial schools representing 41 states and four foreign nations have attended the Institute’s seminars and workshops.)

Mr. Elliott was born in Salisbury, Maryland. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Washington College in 1982, was awarded a Masters of Business Administration, with Honors, from the University of Houston in 1991, and was named Adjunct Professor of Business and Public Policy with Northwood University in Midland, Michigan in 1994. He is Visiting Professor of Liberal Arts and Conservative Thought at Houston Baptist University and studied theology at the University of St. Thomas School of Theology in Houston. A Senior Fellow of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, he formerly served on the President’s Council of St. John’s College, the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Society, and the Board of Trustees of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology.

He is married to the author Barbara J. Elliott (Street Saints, Candles Behind the Wall) who is the founder and President of the Center for Cultural Renewal in Houston. Mrs. Elliott is Professor of Liberal Arts in the Honors College of Houston Baptist University. They are parishioners of Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Cathedral where Mr. Elliott served as Parochial Master of Ceremonies. He was the founding Grand Knight of the Our Lady of Walsingham Council of the Knights of Columbus. They have four children and ten grandchildren. Mr. Elliott is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (National Scholastic Honorary Society for Business and Management), a member of Omicron Delta Kappa (National Scholastic and Leadership Honorary Society), and a member of Phi Alpha Theta (National Scholastic Honorary Society for History).

From the Summer, 2017 Edition of the Wyoming Catholic College Magazine:

“Sing in Me, Muse:” An Imaginative Conversation with W. Winston Elliott III, Board Member (pdf)

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