David R. Conrad joined the faculty of the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont in 1970. He retired in the Spring of 2000. He taught courses for prospective teachers in the social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education as well as graduate courses in the history of education, aesthetic education, and global/multicultural education.
Before completing masterís and doctoral degrees in the Foundations of Education at Boston University, Conrad taught for five years in the public schools of New Jersey and Massachusetts. At the University of Vermont, he continues to be active as co-director of the Center for World Education and in the area of multicultural education. During sabbatical leaves he studied peace education in Japan and Latin American art in California, Peru, and Bolivia . In the summers of 1998 and 1999 he taught courses on art, culture, and education of Oaxaca with Gustavo Teran in Oaxaca, Mexico.