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Our Board

Our Board

The Wiki Education Foundation serves as the bridge between academia and Wikipedia. A small 501(c)3 nonprofit, we run programs that seek to build connections between universities and Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in the United States and Canada.

In our most established program, Wiki Ed supports the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada. Since 2010, university instructors participating in the program have assigned their students to add content to course-related articles on Wikipedia. Students gain key 21st century skills like media literacy, writing and research development, and critical thinking, while content gaps on Wikipedia get filled thanks to students’ efforts.

Formed in 2013, Wiki Ed is a spin-off of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that runs Wikipedia.

Our Board

    Diana Strassmann

    Chair


        P.J. Tabit

        Treasurer


            Karen George

            Secretary


                Carwil Bjork-James


                    Bob Cummings


                        Sue Gardner


                            Lorraine Hariton


                                Richard Knipel


                                    Karen A. Twitchell


                                        John Willinsky


                                            Ted Yang