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Current Visiting Scholars[edit]

These are the experienced editors currently working with educational institutions to improve Wikipedia in the Visiting Scholars program.



Amqui (talk · contribs) is the Visiting Scholar at the Rutgers University. Amqui is excited to be partnering with Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, to advance his work with endangered languages and take advantage of Rutgers’ vast resources. This partnership is possible through Rutgers’ Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures.


Barbara (WVS)[edit]

Barbara Page

Barbara (WVS) (talk · contribs) (also edits as Bfpage) has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh since 2015. Barbara contributes to a wide range of topics, often inspired by the University of Pittsburgh's collections on historical topics. In March 2017, Barbara celebrated her 10-year anniversary as a Wikipedian.



Czar (talk · contribs) is a Visiting Scholar at the Smithsonian Institution during 2017-2018, sponsored by Smithsonian Libraries and the National Museum of African Art.


Good article 1:54, a contemporary African art fair held annually in London
Good article Nadia Kaabi-Linke, a Tunis-born, Berlin-based visual artist
Good article National Museum of African Art, the Smithsonian Institution's African art museum in Washington, D.C.


Gen. Quon[edit]

Gen. Quon

Gen. Quon (talk · contribs) is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania for 2017-2018, improving Wikipedia's coverage of Classics topics.



Jackie Koerner

Jackiekoerner (talk · contribs) is a Visiting Scholar at San Francisco State University for 2016-17, working with the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability to improve Wikipedia's coverage of disability-related topics.



Gustave Caillebotte - Jour de pluie à Paris.jpg



Owlsmcgee (talk · contribs) is a Visiting Scholar at Brown University during 2017-2018, sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and focused on improving Wikipedia's coverage of ethnic studies topics.

C-Class article Did You Know? Black cowboys
B-Class article Did You Know? Canales investigation
C-Class article Did You Know? Cockstock Incident
B-Class article Did You Know? Oregon black exclusion laws



RockMagnetist (talk · contribs) is a Visiting Scholar at the Deep Carbon Observatory for 2017-2018, improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics relevant to deep carbon science.

C-Class article Did You Know? Extraterrestrial diamonds
List-Class article List of mineralogists
B-Class article Mark S. Ghiorso
C-Class article Did You Know? Organic mineral



Rosiestep (talk · contribs) is a Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University in 2017-2018, hosted by the Women Writers Project, part of the university's Digital Services Group.


Rosiestep is a prolific content contributor, and as Visiting Scholar she has developed more than 200 articles about women writers, including:

B-Class article Emma Augusta Sharkey, 19th-century American writer, journalist, and story-teller who wrote more than 100 novels
B-Class article Mary Louise Booth, first editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar
B-Class article Emeline S. Burlingame, editor, evangelist, and suffragist from Rhode Island
B-Class article Florence Huntley, 19th-century journalist, editor, humorist, and occult author from Ohio
B-Class article Louise Chandler Moulton, poet, story-writer, and critic
B-Class article Lucinda Barbour Helm, author, editor, and women's religious activist from Kentucky
B-Class article Eliza D. Keith, educator suffragist, and journalist who used the pen names Erle Douglas and Di Vernon
B-Class article Ella Maria Dietz Clymer, actress, poet, and president of Sorosis
B-Class article Catharine Hitchcock Tilden Avery, author, educator, and editor of American Monthly
B-Class article Christian Reid, author of over 50 novels including The Land of the Sky
B-Class article Louisa Susannah Cheves McCord, 19th-century author from South Carolina, best known as a political essayist
B-Class article Minnie S. Davis, author, lecturer, and editor who devoted her later career to metaphysical subjects
B-Class article Catharine Sedgwick, novelist and short story writer who combined patriotism with protests against historic Puritan oppressiveness
B-Class article Lucy M. Hall, physician who contributed articles about health topics to popular magazines and periodicals
B-Class article Julia C. R. Dorr, wrote novels and works about travel, but was particularly well known for her poetry

For a more comprehensive list of her contributions, see User:Rosiestep/WVS Northeastern University.




Textaural (talk · contribs) is the Visiting Scholar at the University of Windsor. Using the University of Windsor’s collections, his research will include cross-border culture, First Nations history in the Essex county/Detroit River area, early French History of the Detroit River area, Windsor/Sandwich’s Underground Railroad, and First Nations sports history.




Wehwalt (talk · contribs) has been a Visiting Scholar at George Mason University since 2014, focusing on historical figures and coinage.

  • Wehwalt is one of Wikipedia's most prolific editors of Featured Articles. As a Visiting Scholar at GMU he has taken 50 articles to that level, some of which were first Good Articles. 15 appeared on the Main Page with Did You Know hooks.

Past Visiting Scholars[edit]


Briancua (talk · contribs) was a Visiting Scholar at DePaul University for 2015-16, improving articles about Chicago history, Catholic social justice studies, and Vincentian Studies.


Chris troutman[edit]

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Chris troutman (talk · contribs) was a Visiting Scholar at University of California, Riverside in 2014-15, focusing on biographies of historically significant scientists and academics.

  • Chris created 20 new biographies of prominent scientists and academics and created or improved a total of 25 articles.
  • 21 of the 25 articles Chris worked on appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did You Know?" section. For example, did you know...



Dnllnd (talk · contribs) was a Visiting Scholar at McMaster University during 2015-16, improving articles about overlooked or underrepresented people and events.



M2545 (talk · contribs) was a Visiting Scholar at Rollins College in 2016-17, focusing on urbanization in Florida and the southern United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and on Cuba-Florida connections.

  • Created or improved dozens of timeline articles about cities in Cuba and the southern United States.
  • Created 116 articles and improved about 100 others in the focus topic areas.
  • Uploaded almost 600 relevant images to Wikimedia Commons.

Mike Cline[edit]

Mike Cline

Mike Cline (talk · contribs) was a Visiting Scholar at Montana State University in 2014-15, focusing on historical and environmental topics, especially those relevant to Montana.

  • Brought Montana Vigilantes to Good Article status, about vigilantism in response to a robberies and murders in the Idaho Territory (later Montana) in the mid-late 1800s.
  • Created several new articles, including Megan Boyd, a historically significant, award-winning British fly tyer, and Montana Arctic grayling.
  • Improved the article for explorer, engineer and officer William F. Raynolds to become a Featured Article.



Seattle (talk · contribs) was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh from 2015-2017, focusing on topics related to the history of Pittsburgh.

  • Added dozens of images from the University of Pittsburgh's collections to Wikimedia Commons, including a set of photos of Pittsburgh mayors. See all of Seattle's uploads in this gallery.
  • Created or improved more than 75 articles, including:
Good article Did You Know? Robert Schmertz (artist)
Mark Baldwin (baseball)
The Ohio Company: Its Inner History



Staticshakedown (talk · contribs) was a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University in 2014-15, focusing on health care, jazz, and other topics consistent with the university's strategic plan of "Cultures, Diversity, and Inequality — Local and Global."