Frank Schulenburg is the Global Education Program Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the world’s largest and most-popular encyclopedia, containing more than 16 million collaboratively-created articles in 270 languages.
Schulenburg’s focus is on broadening participation and developing the public understanding of Wikipedia, especially among subject matter experts. In 2006, he founded Wikipedia Academy, an event aimed at cultivating the dialogue between Wikipedia contributors and academics. In 2009, he initiated the “Bookshelf Project”, which created the first educational materials for new Wikipedia contributors. In 2010, he designed and implemented the Global Education Program, an initiative to encourage professors to assign their students to write Wikipedia articles for class.
Throughout his career, Schulenburg has been passionate about providing free, understandable, high quality educational content for everyone. As a volunteer, he writes Wikipedia articles about 18th century history and the history of sciences.