David Shiman has been a board member since 2013. He retired in 2014 from teaching at UVM, where he taught for 43 years. He served as president of United Academics, the faculty union at UVM and served as its chief negotiator in contract negotiations several times. He is active with the Restorative Justice Project in South Burlington. He has been actively promoting human rights education nationally and around the world for many years. In 2019, he received a lifetime achievement award for his work in human rights education from Human Rights Educators USA.