David Shiman is one of the newest board members, and retired from teaching this year at UVM. As a professor of education, he taught courses in comparative education, multicultural education, and sociology of education. He also directed the Center for World Education, a global and multicultural curriculum resource center. He was president of United Academics, the union representing full and part-time faculty at the University of Vermont and served as chief negotiator in contract negotiations with the administration on three occasions. He is particularly interested in exploring the role of education in the advancement of social justice goals.