Devin Thornburg is a Professor of Education at Adelphi University, teaching courses in cognition, culture and learning, social justice, and human rights. He has been involved in school reform and teacher education for three decades, writing about teacher-student relationships and roles in diverse settings. His latest work is on trust in learning. He served as part of the leadership team of the Metro Center at NYU a decade ago and has been deeply involved in collaborations with non-profits all of his professional life. With degrees from Tulane, Harvard, and NYU, Dr. Thornburg is the father of two daughters who have taught him how much there is to learn in this world.