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Self portrait image of Brian E. Logan by User:Bearian.
Self portrait image of Brian E. Logan by User:Bearian.
NameBrian E. Logan
BornBronx, New York  United States
Current locationAlbany, New York,  United States
Family and friends
Marital statusDomestic partnership
Education and employment
OccupationAttorney, teacher, and professor
Amateur scientist
EducationB.A., J.D.
High schoolThe Bronx High School of Science
CollegeSUNY New Paltz
UniversityAlbany Law School of Union University
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
ReligionEpiscopal Church USA
PoliticsProgressive Democratic
Contact info

Hi there! I am Brian E. Logan, Esq. I am an experienced lawyer, administrator, and teacher. I have been an editor at Wikipedia for over 14 years, including my past service as an administrator for seven years. All of my work is my own and nothing I write or edit should be ascribed to any former or current employer. My preferred pronouns are he, him, and his.

If you are one of my current students, please close this window and go away. "Get off of my lawn!"

My careers[edit]

I am now a biology teacher, as of 2023, at an independent school in Manhattan. I was one of 1,300 New York City Teaching Fellows, as a science teacher. I started my pre-service training in June 2017, with my master's studies at the Relay Graduate School of Education. I have passed all of my required educator tests and background check, and was provisionally licensed. In the past six years, I have taught at three middle schools in The Bronx, independent and charter schools in Manhattan, and several charter schools in Brooklyn, from Kindergarten to 8th grade. I'm most proud of getting students to pass their state tests. I defended my dissertation successfully in 2019, and completed my certification by summer 2020. For the past two years, I have taught at the high school level.

I'm also licensed as an attorney and notary public. I taught paralegal studies, business law, and criminal justice at Bryant & Stratton College for 19 years, 16 of those full-time. I am only licensed in New York.

Previously, I held a variety of jobs, including as a cook, administrative assistant, associate attorney, biology and psychology tutor, salesperson, and corporate trainer. I consider myself a polymath: I graduated from The Bronx High School of Science, and in college, I majored in political science, minored in biology, and earned significant academic credits in chemistry, physics, psychology, and sociology. I hold a doctorate in law from the law school of the oldest nonsectarian private university in North America, where I was a managing editor of the first volume of Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology. I may not be a notable academic, but I was prominent at the college that I taught and even in that sector of Higher Ed. I am most proud that I was able to increase student retention from 40 % to 82 % in my programs.

Wikipedia work[edit]

Wikipedia relies not merely on expertise, but on reliable, verifiable, and independent sources. You can always look it up here. I have been an editor for Wikipedia since February 7, 2007. With over 73,000 edits, 195 articles created and kept, I am one of the top most prolific Wikipedians, most recently at # 1,008.

I was chosen an administrator on September 27, 2007, and after more than 7 years' service, resigned on January 16, 2015; however, I will remain an editor.

The Wikimedia Foundation is a private charity, which is open to the public, but doesn't have to take in everybody. One would not suppose one could rush into a Girl Guides campground, an Anglican church chancel, or an YHA youth hostel bunk room, without permission, all the while telling insulting jokes. How can somebody assume they could do the equivalent to Wikipedia? Such persons are trolls and vandals. If you edit here on a regular basis, you become a volunteer for a charity and are held to a higher standard than that of the "Internet rando", that of recklessness. If you become an admin, you are held to the highest standard, that of a fiduciary.

Potential biases[edit]

My user name was doxed, so I decided to reveal my potential biases. (At least my cell is still unlisted.)

Yes, I love science, or as some idiot calls us, one of the "science-loving censors at Wikipedia".

I have been a member of the Sierra Club for 21 years, and have won volunteer awards for my work with them and other environmental groups, including Parks & Trails New York and Hostelling International.

In 2001, I was received into the Episcopal Church USA from the Roman Catholic church.

I have been a member of the Democratic Party (United States) for many years. While I am no longer a committeeman, I had been a political consultant and an election inspector, for which I am paid (in 2012, that was about $1,500 total; in 2013-2016, and 2019 $325-$800 annually). I have not been paid, nor do I expect to be paid, for the purpose of any such editing from 2013 through 2020.

I am an attorney, but nothing I write on this website should be interpreted as creating an attorney-client relationship, nor of providing legal advice.

My fiance′ is an Asian-American nursing educator, baritone, and film producer.

Wherever I personally know, or am related to, a person, I try to disclose that fact when I have edited their article. This includes classmates, pen-pals, distant relatives, and people I've met. I have indicated so on my contributions page with a , which indicates a person who I know (or knew) personally. I have used a to indicate a place that I have visited personally, or cultural phenomenon that I have experienced. I might be distantly related to Lindsay Lohan.

I despise bigotry in its many forms. It also invariably involves a BLP violation.

I have been owned by several cats and a dog, but am currently not owned by any four-legged companion animals.

I have not been paid to edit by my past employers, which include Bryant & Stratton College, Barnes and Noble, etc.

I hate puff pages that masquerade as articles; for tell-tale signs of such, see User:Largoplazo#Telltale signs of candidates for deletion.

Internal Links[edit]

User Bearian at Wikipedia Editathon Art and Feminism. Image courtesy of User:Stephliana.

Statistics when an admin[edit]

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 59438
Edits+Deleted 64839
Pages deleted 2673
Revisions deleted {{{revdel}}}
Logs/Events deleted {{{eventdel}}}
Pages restored 36
Pages protected 656
Pages unprotected 8
Protections modified 43
Users blocked 1094
Users reblocked 16
Users unblocked 44
User rights modified 1
Users created 1
Abuse filters modified {{{filter}}}
Pages merged {{{merge}}}
Mass messages sent {{{massmessage}}}

Sub-section design courtesy of Lectonar.


Who I am
This user is of Irish and British ancestry.
This user is of Scottish ancestry.
This user is an academic.
JDThis user has a Juris Doctor degree.
BxSciThis user attends or attended the Bronx High School of Science.
This user wears corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses, without which he'd be as blind as a bat!
Where I am
Flag of New York
This user lives in, or hails from,
New York City.
How I communicate
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
HTML-2This user is an intermediate HTML user.
fr-1Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.
es-1Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
de-½This user can read some German words
it-½This user can read some Italian words
ca-½This user can read some Catalan words
Science interests
This user is interested in Chemistry.
This user is interested in Biology.
This user enjoys studying fractals.
This user is interested in mathematical physics.
This user is fascinated by chaos theory.
This user supports protection of the environment.
This user is interested in
DNA and genetics.
This user understands biological evolution.
Music interests
This user likes all types of music.
This user enjoys blues-rock.
Blue This user enjoys The Blues.
This user enjoys classical music.
This user enjoys early music.
lapsedThis user is a lapsed musician.
History interests
This user is a history buff.
This user is interested in ancient Rome.
This user is interested in
the history of the United States.
This user is interested in
art history.
This user is interested in his or her family history.
XThis user is a member of
Generation X.
This user is a Sagittarian.
This user was born in the year of the Dragon.
This user is a bibliophile.
This user is a cat lover.
How and where I travel
This user is a railfan.
This user uses public transit.
This user has visited one or more of the United States' National Parks.
This user is interested in maps and mapmaking.
This user is addicted to travel.
This user has visited 50 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.50
This user has visited 6 of the 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada.6

This user has visited 42 of the 208 countries in the world.
My work on Wikipedia
This user has been on Wikipedia for 16 years, 7 months and 20 days.
This editor is a
Master Editor III
and is entitled to display this
Bufonite Editor Star.
77,000+This user has made over 77,000 edits
This user has created 194 articles on Wikipedia.
This user is ranked 2476 on the list of Wikipedians by articles created.
This user has written or expanded 13 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
This user has rescued 121 articles by improving them in the face of pending deletion.
This user was a member of the Wikipedia community when it was awarded the Erasmus Prize.

This user has helped promote 4 good articles on Wikipedia.
2.3This user has 2.3 centijimbos.
This user employs a more formal style of writing in articles than in talk pages.
<sum>:1This user believes that every edit should have a summary.
vn-64This editor's user page, talk page, or subpages have been vandalized 64 times.
This user is bold, but not reckless, in updating pages.
This user believes in the liberal use of semi-protection for Biographies of living people.
This user is a WikiSloth.
This user believes that articles are useless without images.
This user is part of the Welcoming Committee.
This user helped set the record for the most !votes on an RfA. (verify)
This user is a member of WikiProject Law.
This user is a member of WikiProject Higher education.
This user is a member of
Travel and Tourism
This user is a member of
WikiProject Energy
This user edits articles about New York State Routes.
Wikify This user is part of the wikification drive
This user is a member of WikiProject Spam.
This user is a member of the WikiProject Unreferenced articles.
Userboxen uses
This user provides information using userboxes to contact other Wikipedians with similar interests.
-xenThis user believes that userbox should always be pluralised userboxen, and thinks that this is one of the most important and exciting issues of our time.
What I like to eat and drink
This user believes that caffeine is necessary in large doses daily.
This user prefers
New York pizza
This user's favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip.
C2H5OH-1This user drinks relatively infrequently. he is probably the better for it.
This user loves bacon!
This user eats chicken.
This user eats fish.
This user eats spinach.
This user drinks tea.
This user loves
Japanese cuisine.
Political interests
This user believes that all men are created equal.
This user supports the Democratic Party of the United States.
This user supported Barack Obama for President in 2008 and 2012.
This user believes it is every citizen's duty to vote.
This user supports the United Nations.
♂♀This user supports gender equality.
This user supports the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Places (countries and self-governing territories) I've traveled to, in approximate order, including all 50 of the United States: svg Template copied from other users. Thanks, guys!

Barnstars and similar kudos[edit]

This user is OK!
You are hereby awarded the Infrangible seal of approval for outstanding contributions and overall coolness. ~ Infrangible 00:22, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

The Good Heart Barnstar
For not only unblocking and apologizing to users they blocked in error but actually having the courage to come on WP:AN and make a public apology (which is far above and beyond standard procedure), I award you, Bearian, this barnstar. Mr.Z-man 02:27, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

The Resilient Barnstar
For your willingness to listen to others and respond with grace and humility to what you perceive as valid concern. Moonriddengirl (talk) 18:21, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

The AFD Barnstar
I like your contributions at WP:AFD; they're helpful. I awarded the same barnstar to User:Dhartung earlier today for similar reasons. You seem to have a sound judgement of what is and what is not notable.h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 01:58, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

I know this comes a little late, but life has been hectic for me recently. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I really appreciated the level of neutrality I feel you brought to rough waters of Law of Palestine. I therefore, hereby award you this Ribbon of Merit for conflict resolution. (See The Anti-Flame Barnstar) -Thibbs (talk) 19:39, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For making my day by ridding Wikipedia of another disruptive and abusive editor, cheers! ...Dave1185 (talk) 20:25, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Diligence
For your on- and off-wiki work on the Jack Greenberg (lawyer) article and AFD discussion. THF (talk) 17:07, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar, for good deed #1 The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is for finding good sources for Arkansas_state_elections,_2006, with just a few clicks of the mouse. GeorgeLouis (talk) 02:26, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
Too often great editors like you are overlooked and not given the credit deserved for all their great contributions. So I am awarding you this barnstar to let you know I greatly appreciate all you do for Wikipedia, and please keep up the outstanding work!! Also a special thank you for getting me out of my slump, and making my break last only four days by showing you do appreciate me/care! Thanks! CTJF83 chat 03:03, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

The Admin's Barnstar
For being such a hardworking, friendly, and all-around great admin (and editor!). It's always good to see your name around: I'm glad I voted for you all those years ago. Acalamari 20:39, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

The Editor's Barnstar
For cleaning up and helping save Heaton Park Hebrew Congregation, I award you this Editor's Barnstar! m.o.p 05:03, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
The Admin's Barnstar
For being an outstandingly good all round editor and admin. FeydHuxtable (talk) 18:12, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
The Food and Drink Barnstar   
Thanks for creating the new Pule cheese article and for expanding Wikipedia's coverage of food-related topics. Northamerica1000(talk) 06:59, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
The Beer Barnstar
This is in appreciation for your editting of alcohol laws of New Jersey, which will hopefully soon be a feature article. I particularly liked the photo of Feigenspan's Brewery. DavidinNJ (talk) 17:49, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Seal of Official Acknowledgement

This is the Seal of Official Acknowledgement of The Esoteric Wikipedia Cabal. The Seal is definitive proof that, as from the date appended to the Seal, you have been Cleansed of all Suspicions of being Apprentice to the Evil Witchhunter. A Special Fire Ritual has been conducted on your behalf which has purified All Links with your Activities on Wikipedia, and these have been freed from Nefariousness as far as your particular personhood is concerned. The Ritual has also conferred upon you the ability to continue associating with Vile Presences on Wikipedia without being Tainted. – Secret Inquisitor of the The Esoteric Wikipedia Cabal 06:06, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

The Cabal does not have the power to absolve you from illegally shortening Pope Francis's name, and we advise that you should most urgently appeal to a higher authority.

Thank you for quality articles and contributions to articles concerning law, such as Alcohol laws of New Jersey, for articles rescued from deletion, for factual articles on people you know and an informative infobox of yourself, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:20, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Thanks for your message on the discussion about Religious harmony in India --Abhijeet Safai (talk) 11:39, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Bearian has been inducted into the Order of the Mop,
for their commitment and dedication and is entitled
to display this award for being a fantastic admin,
Kind regards, thanks and happy editing,
James (TC) • 04:48, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Nice job saving the article Nuclear gypsy!

--Jakob (talk) 23:13, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

You are welcome! Bearian (talk) 14:02, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
The Christianity Barnstar
Thanks for all your contributions to WikiProject:Christianity related articles, especially your recent creation of Pram service! Keep up the good work! With regards, AnupamTalk 02:47, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

A Dobos torte for you![edit]

7&6=thirteen () has given you a Dobos Torte to enjoy! Seven layers of fun because you deserve it.

To give a Dobos Torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

7&6=thirteen () 22:10, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Bearian, Esq. Enjoy. As you will note, it takes just a small pat on the head to get me going again. Thank you. 7&6=thirteen () 22:10, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Original Barnstar
Thank you for adding so much to my stub article and helping to save it from deletion! Acire93 (talk) 22:07, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

The Food and Drink Barnstar   
Thanks for your significant work on Schaumrolle and for improving Wikipedia's coverage of pastry topics. NorthAmerica1000 00:46, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

The Editor's Barnstar
For improving the Wikipedia project !! M.Karelin (talk) 10:54, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Illegitimi non carborundum 7&6=thirteen () 14:10, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Ten thousand thanks. Bearian (talk) 14:15, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Thank you for your comments and explanation regarding the afd on the Daniel R. Gernatt, Jr. article. I appreciate your information, Daniellagreen (talk) (cont) 01:03, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Minor token of recognition for the calm viewpoint you bring to our community. (talk) 11:35, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, kindly. Bearian (talk) 13:09, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
your prod message on Adam Hughes (poet) made me laugh :)
Avono♂ (talk) 20:18, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. Glad to make your day! Bearian (talk) 20:49, 5 November 2014 (UTC)


Three years ago ...
... you were recipient
no. 507 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:52, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Many thanks! Bearian (talk) 14:52, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
For improving Abraham Shushan and allowing the AfD to be clearly closed as "keep", here is a barnstar. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:36, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you for your diligence in contributing at AfD with policy based justifications and reliable sources. You are setting good examples for the new contributors at AfD. your good work is appreciated. DBigXray 16:00, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Barnstar of Diligence
For pinging me when needed. Bearian (talk) 14:42, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

@Bearian: Very much appreciate it! Was about to give you a barnstar for taking on the boring work—please consider this your barnstar as well :) AleatoryPonderings (talk) 14:52, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

Article Rescue Barnstar[edit]

The Article Rescue Barnstar
For saving the article – List of tourist attractions in Karachi, but also doing extra tedious work associated with the article. This should be inspiration to others also. Thanks Ngrewal1 (talk) 19:14, 20 August 2020 (UTC)