• Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Areas of Interest
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Professional Experience

Ian Stepleton

Adjunct Instructor

Office: Harwood 221

Basic Information


  • A.B., English, Ripon College

Courses Taught

  • IDS 211: Journalism
  • IDS 212: College Days Workshop

Awards & Honors

As Editor of Ripon Commonwealth Press

  • Led newspaper to five straight Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) Better Newspaper Contest "Weekly Newspaper of the Year" awards — 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Numerous first-place awards in the WNA Better Newspaper Contest, for categories such as investigative journalism, enterprise/interpretive journalism, feature writing, photography, design, web coverage and more.

Areas of Interest

  • Local journalism
  • Social media
  • Feature writing
  • Investigative journalism
  • Media ethics

Professional/Scholarly Affiliations

  • Ripon Noon Kiwanis
  • Past board member of Ripon United Way
  • Past board member of Little White Schoolhouse board

Professional Experience

  • Editor of the Ripon Commonwealth Press (2006-present)
  • Active journalist (1999-present)