Senior Wikipedia Expert
Ian work supports students, faculty, and professionals as they learn to improve content on Wikipedia. With more than 20 years of experience teaching in higher education and almost two decades of experience as a volunteer Wikipedia contributor, he found vocation and avocation intersect in his role at Wiki Education, where he supports learners and helps build curriculum and training resources to support them. As a Wikipedian since 2004 and an administrator since 2005, he is an expert on Wikipedia’s history, processes, and culture. His contributions to Wikipedia focus primarily on the history and culture of Trinidad and Tobago, and on topics related to biology, ecology, and sustainability. Ian is an ecologist by training with a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and a B.Sc. from the University of the West Indies. He is part of the leadership team of Wikimedians of the Caribbean. His hobbies include gardening and fish keeping.