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Online volunteers are editors who assist users who are enrolled in third party courses that involve editing Wikipedia. For more information see Wikipedia:Education program. If you wish to become an online ambassador, see steps to becoming an Online Ambassador. If you are already an online ambassador and wish to create or edit your entry see Special:OnlineVolunteerProfile. If you are an instructor looking to sign up a specific online volunteer for your course, contact them via their talk page, as listed below.

This page is part of the Wikipedia:Education program extension, see local documentation or orginal documentation.

Institution list | Courses list | Student list | Online volunteers | Campus volunteers

Photo Username Profile Current courses
 Mdann52 (talk | contribs)Hey all! My name is Matt, and I've been on Wikipedia since 2012. Although I'm not really the most experienced here in terms of article writing, I am proficient in technical matters, and can still offer a lot of advice on how to get your articles looking and sounding like a typical Wikipedia article should. Feel free to drop me a line about just about anything, and I'll lend a hand!480 Geotectonics and International Law
Fabian Tompsett (WMUK) (talk | contribs)I am part of the Wikimedia UK Volunteer Support Team and we are looking to see how we can use the Courses extension to better co-ordinate our editathons etc. 
-revi (talk | contribs)I'm Revi, administrator on Commons, Wikidata. (Not on English Wikipedia!) I can help with images, interwiki (link with other wikipedias) problems.Sociology of Everyday Life and Collective Intelligence in Practice
L235 (talk | contribs)Hi, I'm Lixxx235, and I'm a vandalism patroller, new pages patroller, Articles for Creation reviewer, pending changes reviewer, helper on IRC #wikipedia-en-help, and I am also trying out resolving disputes at the dispute resolution noticeboard, review images's licenses, moving images that meet certain criteria to Wikimedia Commons, copyediting, and reviewing articles for Good Article status. If you ever need an extra Online Ambassador for your course, just let me know on my talk page. Cheers, and have a great day! 
DESiegel (talk | contribs)I have been a Wikipedia editor since early 2005, and an admin since late 2005. I am professional software developer, and have bee3n for over 25 years. I have strong interests in Mathematics, History, and Law. I am a wide-ranging reader, particularly of science fiction. I have worked on the Internet Speculative Fiction Database and Project Gutenberg. I have assisted many new Wikipedia editors at the Help Desk and through the Articles for Creation process.  
Soni (talk | contribs)Hi! I'm Soni, and I'm from India. I like helping newcomers to Wikipedia, and would be willing to help anyone who requires any help. 
Cymru.lass (talk | contribs)Hello! I'm Fiona, a student at SUNY Buffalo. I've been editing Wikipedia as a registered user since 2010, and before that I edited as an unregistered editor starting around 2007. In addition to speaking English natively, I know how to speak Spanish (although I am a bit rusty; it's been 2 years since I moved back to the States from South America). I don't have a specific topic "niche" on Wikipedia; I edit a wide variety of articles. I have a pretty thorough understanding of Wikipedia policies, guidelines, formatting, general editing practices and culture, so feel free to come to me with any questions! I'm also available for copy editing help. 
 Czar (talk | contribs)While I have no primary Wikipedia domain, my formal background is in education and art. I edit widely, and upon request, will have many creative suggestions for article ideas and WP-based curriculum design. I am currently a history of education graduate student at the UW–Madison. 
 Belinda (talk | contribs)Hi! I'm a Korean who can speak English, and Kevin told me I could be of some use here, so... ask me questions and I'll be happy to help you out! 
Ragesoss (talk | contribs)I'm Sage Ross. I have training in the history of science, and I've been editing Wikipedia since 2005. I'm willing to support classes working on the history of science and other humanities topics related to science and technology. 
ZooPro (talk | contribs)Hi I am ZooPro, I am an Australian zoo professional with a passion for wildlife conservation. My role on Wikipedia is first and foremost as a a contributor, I enjoy ensuring zoo and animal articles have the most up to date and correct information possible. I also hold a number of small technical abilities such as rollback, reviewer and file mover rights which simply means the community trust’s my judgement and you can to. Feel free to ask me any questions you like on my talk page and I look forward to working with you all. Regards ~~~~ 
 The Illusive Man (talk | contribs)My name is The Illusive Man, an anagram of TIM. I consider myself a researcher above all, but have broad experience in several practical and academic fields, and am a very quick study. If you ever need a hand with Wiki or HTML interfacing, I am your man; if you want a second set of eyes on your work for fact and source checking, I am thrilled to accommodate! I hope you find editing for the World's largest free source of information as thrilling and exciting as I do! 
Go Phightins! (talk | contribs)Hi! My name is Ben. I am known on Wikipedia as Go Phightins!, a reference to my eternal favorite baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies. I am ecstatic to be a Wikipedia Online Ambassador and look forward to working with students and professors to help introduce them to the Wikipedia community. I have experience in the adoption program and at the Teahouse, both of which are great resources for new users. I am always available at my talk page or via email.  
Mike Christie (talk | contribs)My article work on Wikipedia has been mostly in early Anglo-Saxon history and science fiction magazines. I've worked with students who have class assignments to improve Wikipedia articles, and would like to do so again. I have a lot of experience with featured articles, the highest quality assessment within Wikipedia. I'm happy to mentor any students working at any level to improve Wikipedia articles, whether or not they are interested in trying to get the article to featured status.Feminist Economics and Public Policy
 Stuartyeates (talk | contribs)I'm a New Zealand-based wikipedian with >20000 edits and >2000 new articles. I'm mainly active in biographies of the dead and New Zealand topics. I have active interests in Digital Humanities and Wikipedia:WikiProject Countering systemic bias. I keep New Zealand terms / holidays. I speak a little te reo Māori. I sometimes have time to review student work on a quick, one-off basis; leave a note on my talk page with the course page. 
TucsonDavid (talk | contribs)Hi, I'm David, a student and Valencia Volunteer at Valencia College. I am studying International Affairs although I have many other interests. I am on Wikipedia often. I am more than willing to answer any queries regarding the usage of Wikipedia to the best of my ability. 
 S.mereu (talk | contribs)My specialization is in cognitive and experimental psychology. I'm an occasional Wikipedia contributor. As an instructor, I've successfully used Wikipedia in my class, so I'd like to share what I've learned. 
Arsonal (talk | contribs)Hello. My name is Richardson. I am alumnus of Cornell University and an active contributor of WikiProject Indonesia. My academic specialty is in chemical engineering, but I am heavily interested in Southeast Asian and Asian American history. I am multilingual and am happy to help those who are looking for non-English sources for writing material. 
Theopolisme (talk | contribs)Hi there! I'm Theo, a Wikipedian from Memphis, Tennessee, USA. I'm interested in all aspects of Wikipedia and want to make your editing career as enjoyable as it can be. Feel free to contact me either on my talk page or via email. 
Jesse V. (talk | contribs)Hello! I'm Jesse Victors, and I'm currently a junior studying computer science at Utah State University. I'm very familiar with computers and technology, including software, operating systems, and programming languages. I also know a bit about computational and molecular biology due to my involvement with the Folding@home project, which allows ordinary people to easily help out with medical research. I believe in the projects I help with, and I spend a good amount of time on the Internet learning and answering questions. I'm happy to help people. For more about me, see my website at 
Kudpung (talk | contribs)Hi, I'm Kudpung from England and live in Thailand since 2000. I'm a retired lecturer of linguistics and on en.Wikipedia since 2006 where I'm also an admin. I coordinate the Schools project and work a lot in policy areas. You can contact me on my talk page where you will see if I'm online, and by email. 
Bilby (talk | contribs)Hi! I'm Adam Jenkins, an academic from the University of South Australia, and a long-term Wikipedia editor. I teach in Information Technology and Information Systems, but I also have an undergraduate background in humanities, with a broad range of interests, and did my postgraduate work in Philosophy. On Wikipedia I do a fair amount of research work for developing articles, but I also help out on copyright problems. 
Bobrayner (talk | contribs)Hi; I'm bobrayner.
• I mostly work on business, transport, science / pseudoscience, Africa, and Ottoman / Balkan history articles.
• I have a BSc in physics, a career in IT, and I'm working on an MBA.
• Wikipedia does have lots of rules and processes which can be daunting to new editors; but if you want to improve articles and if you care about sources, that's the best possible foundation, and I'm happy to help with the rest.
Klortho (talk | contribs)I am Chris Maloney, a web developer at PubMed Central (PMC) / NCBI / NLM / NIH. I have a strong interest in open access publishing and open science, and especially in how crowd-sourcing and collaborative development might speed the transformation to new ways of disseminating scientific information. I'm also currently a Master's degree student at Johns Hopkins University AAP in bioinformatics. On Wikipedia, I have worked on a couple of articles related to chemistry and biology, but I'm actually more drawn to work on Infobox templates. 
Steven Zhang (talk | contribs)Hi, I'm Steve. I'm a Wikipedian from Victoria, Australia and have been editing Wikipedia since 2008. Most of my tasks on Wikipedia revolve around helping other users work out their differences (called dispute resolution), helping out new users learn how to use Wikipedia (often referred to as adoption) and making improvements to articles. Like all of us, I was once new, and understand the complexity of Wikipedia and how daunting it can seem when you first join. Feel free to contact me if I can help you with anything.  
The Interior (talk | contribs)Hello, I am a Wikipedian living in Vancouver, British Columbia. I've been editing Wikipedia since December of 2008. I enjoy writing new articles, fixing up old ones, and adding my own images to the project. My interests include film, history, natural history, popular music, and geography. I enjoy helping new users get on their feet - please feel free to drop me a note on my talk page.  
Bejinhan (talk | contribs)Hello, my name is Evangeline. I have been editing Wikipedia since 2009. In real life, I am a college student. I'd love to help you. If you have any questions or need help with anything, leave a message on my talk page and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 
Matthewrbowker (talk | contribs)Hi, I'm Matthew. I currently live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. My work on Wikipedia has mainly been in the "behind the scenes" areas. I also enjoy researching information for list-class articles. I primarily work in space and technology related topics, although I will edit anything that catches my fancy. Feel free to let me know if I can be of help. 
Gobonobo (talk | contribs)Hi! I'm Gobonobo and I've been a Wikipedian since 2006. Much of my effort on Wikipedia goes into referencing and ensuring that articles conform to our delightfully wonk-y Manual of Style. I volunteered for the Ambassador program because I want students to feel welcome and have a pleasant experience here. I hail from Minnesota and my interests include women's history, US politics, LGBT studies and cooperative economics. 
Sadads (talk | contribs)I am a long time editor who has been participating with the Ambassador program for several years. My main focus on Wikipedia is on history and literature topics, but I enjoy supporting many of the other areas, so if you need help let me know. ENGL 362
 Buggie111 (talk | contribs)Hello! I"m Buggie111. I'm an active Wikipedia editor with about 10,000 edits, interested in military history, American football, ad Russia- related topics. I'll be happy to help you around! 
Koavf (talk | contribs)I'm an Online Ambassador available to help from the United States, in UTC-4 (Eastern Standard Time.) I am a native English speaker, but also know some Spanish. I've worked as a Campus Ambassador for two semesters and like to help new users try to understand how Wikipedia operates—I learn something new myself all the time. I am usually online late nights and I am available seven days a week. 
Wilhelmina Will (talk | contribs)I've been around on Wikipedia since 2007, and have experience in making and writing articles, working as a nominator and reviewer for DYKs, reviewing Good Article nominations, copyediting and wikifying pages, and other things. I also have minor experience in uploading images and dealing with image files. I became a Wikipedia Ambassador in 2011; this will be my second year. 
Keilana (talk | contribs)Hi, I'm Keilana! I'm an undergrad at Loyola University Chicago and I'm a longtime Wikipedia editor and administrator. Here, my main specialty is astronomy articles, but I've written on a fair number of other topics, including biographies of women scientists and history of technology. In real life, I'm a biology/physics/biophysics major and amateur astronomer. I'd prefer to help out science courses but I'm open to anything!  
Elekhh (talk | contribs)Hi, I'm Elekhh and am editing on Wikipedia since 2009. I am mostly focused on improving article quality and illustrations. The main topics I've been working on are: architecture, urban studies, planning, renewable energy and protected areas. I am very interested in art, culture and social sciences. I would particularly welcome students from the courses related to these fields. 
Yunshui (talk | contribs)Hi, I'm Yunshui. I spend most of my time on Wikipedia working in administrative areas or helping new users, so I'm well-practiced at explaining our (often arcane) policies and practices to neophytes. Inexperienced editors can sometimes get a rough ride as they deal with the steep learning curve here; I try, where possible, to smooth out the bumps. I also spend a lot of time deleting inappropriate content - the flipside being that I have a good grasp of what will and won't get deleted, and can help students make the necessary tweaks to avoid their work being binned. 
Protonk (talk | contribs)I'm a software developer in Boston and graduate of UW-Milwaukee. I've supported 3 courses at Alverno College as a Campus Ambassador and several courses at schools ranging from Georgetown to University of Washington as an Online Ambassador. My background is in economics but I love articles on any subject. 
Titodutta (talk | contribs)Hello, I am Tito (Dutta), 25 years old, male, graduate from City College, Kolkata. I have interest in a wide range of subjects, specially the following: a) Biographies, b) India (History (specially Vedic period) and any achievement in any field) c) West Bengal (Culture of Bengal, places, Bengali films, Bengali theatre, famous people) d) Bangladesh (Culture of Bangladesh, Bangladeshi theatre, history of Bangladesh (till 1980)) e) Hinduism (Deities, concepts, topics related to Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna etc). In Wikipedia I generally work on article creation and expansion. I do a lot of Wikification and copyediting work too. 
John Cline (talk | contribs)You can either need help or get needed help; it's up to you. 
 Serendipodous (talk | contribs)Hello, my name is Serendipodous; I have been an editor of Wikipedia since 2004, primarily focusing on planetary subjects, though I have also dabbled in other things as you can see from my vanity page. I would be of most help to people seeking information on how to edit science articles; however I have also edited biographical and literary articles, and can offer general advice to the perplexed should they need it :-)  
Graeme Bartlett (talk | contribs)Lately I have been helping out at Did you know. I have written articles on chemistry, astronomy, regional geology, Australian places, and Frisian people. I have a Master of Engineering Science degree, and have worked in the IT industry for a few decades. I have had four semesters in the program. 
Biosthmors (talk | contribs)I'm an editor active with content covered by WikiProject Medicine. I began as an online and campus ambassador to Georgia Tech in the Fall of 2012, when I assisted Professor Steve Potter's Introductory Neuroscience class. I am interested in getting academia more involved with Wikipedia, and I started the page WP:Student assignments. Please feel free to contact me by leaving me a new message at my talk page by clicking here. 
Guerillero (talk | contribs)Greetings, I am Tom. In the real world, I am an Anthropology and Philosophy double major who works with GIS data. On wikipedia, I am an administrator and an Oversighter. My article writing happens in a broad range of areas including music, history, and the social sciences. If you need anything, don't be afraid to ask. 
Nikkimaria (talk | contribs)Bonjour! I'm Nikkimaria, a Canadian university student and Wikipedia administrator. I've been active on-wiki for 7 years, mostly as a content contributor and reviewer. I'm mostly interested in arts, humanities and classical music topics, but can help out with anything not involving upper-level sciences. Let me know if I can help! Cheers! 
 Neelix (talk | contribs)

My name is David Purdy and my username is Neelix. I consider myself an academic and love working in academia, but I choose to spend more time writing Wikipedia articles than submitting articles for publication in scholarly journals. My reasons for doing so are the same as my reasons for investing in the Wikipedia Education Program. Primarily, I believe that Wikipedia embodies three values that academia too often neglects:

  1. Wikipedia is thoroughly, inherently collaborative. In the humanities division of academia, we still hold to the ideal of the lone genius, expecting that each humanities scholar be the sole author of his or her journal articles. In the sciences and social sciences, we expect that there be two or three authors for each journal article. On Wikipedia, every well-developed article has many more than three authors. The result is an ever-increasingly accurate approximation of objectivity. This objectivity is not the pseudo-objectivity that results from ignoring our biases as authors, but is rather the result of diverse perspectives all being covered proportionally through discussion between people who have those diverse perspectives. We write better when we write together.
  2. Wikipedia recognizes the interdisciplinarity of all things. The development of the Giraffe article requires not only the collaboration of many biologists, but also requires the collaboration of sociologists to contribute the cultural significance of giraffes; folklore specialists to add information about giraffes in folk tales; and historians to document how giraffes and humans have interacted. On Wikipedia, the walls that separate the disciplines fall down.
  3. Wikipedia is free for everyone to access. Every article that appears on the main page of Wikipedia is read by at least hundreds of readers and normally thousands. The average academic journal article is only read by between 3 and 4 people, mainly because journal subscriptions and journal database subscriptions are prohibitively expensive for the average global citizen. Humanity has amassed an overwhelming amount of knowledge, and the majority of that knowledge is out of the grasp of the average person because it is too expensive to access. As academics, we have spent an inordinate amount of time and energy producing novel treatises on novel concepts rather than disseminating the knowledge that we have already attained. Wikipedia allows us to give our knowledge to the world, instantly and free of charge.

I am from Atlantic Canada and I have been working on Wikipedia since 2006. The main thrust of my edits on Wikipedia is a desire for a better relationship between Wikipedia and academia.

Feel free to post a message on my talk page. I would love to hear from you.


The ed17 (talk | contribs)Hello there, my name is Ed. In real life, I have recently graduated from Northern Michigan University. On Wikipedia, I am an administrator and the editor-in-chief of the Signpost, while my article writing has focused on various twentieth-century warships, mostly from Latin America. I'm available through my talk page, email, or on IRC as Ed17. Good luck with your projects, and please do not hesitate to contact me or anyone else—we don't bite!