Dr. William Dant, Vice-Chair

Dr. William Dant of Boston, VA has over 40 years’ experience in educational programs and projects, specializing in the international arena. Dant has held public sector management positions for the US Department of State and the Peace Corps. His work in the private sector includes leadership and educational development positions with World Learning, Youth For Understanding Intercultural Exchange, and the Institute of International Education. Since 2010, he has continued similar work as principal of his consulting firm, WPD Global Solutions LLC. He also serves on the governance boards of Youth For Understanding-USA in Washington, DC and the YFU Global Office in Brussels. He also serves on the Broadband Advisory Committee of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors. Dant started his career as a middle school teacher in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, where he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. His global work since that time includes assignments in West Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, Eurasia and Southeast Asia. Dant holds a PhD. in International Education Policy & Leadership from the University of Maryland, a Master’s in Teaching from the SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. He has also studied at the University of Strasbourg, France and at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Bill and his husband, Danny Wilson, moved to Rappahannock County in 2010; they have been committed to the county’s advancement and well-being for people of all ages.