David Norman

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Science Lab Technician

David Norman works with faculty and students to make possible the innovative teaching and learning that goes on in the Dickinson Science Building, whether it means designing an instrument to demonstrate an experiment, or keeping its labs and equipment humming.


Norman worked for 17 years as a building contractor before coming to Bennington. Previous jobs include Production Manager of a small company producing garden seed envelopes, truck mechanic, and gold and silver miner. He has also served on the Board of a several food co-ops, the Albany Land Trust in Albany, NY, and the Southshire School in North Bennington, which he was instrumental in starting. He currently serves as Vice President of the Honduras Community Support Corporation developing water systems in rural communities in Honduras. He lives in a passive solar home he built from a barn he resurrected. He has traveled to South Carolina and Biloxi, MS, to do hurricane relief work. In his time off he plays drums and percussion in a local band and enjoys cooking for his wife, their seven children, their partners and six grandchildren. Norman has served as chemical and lab coordinator at Bennington since 1999 and became the science technician in fall 2009.