He was the co-Founder, Chair and Coach of the Ateneo Debate Society (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines). Since 1999, Ian continues to serve as the Director of Forensics and Faculty of the Speech Communication Department at the University of La Verne.
He has coached both the Ateneo and La Verne at the WUDC. His teams have become World Octofinalists, Quarterfinalists, Semifinalists, and Grand Finalists.
He is a six-time Grand Finals Adjudicator at the World University Debating Championships (WUDC). He has also judged finals of the Australasian Debating Championships, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, CUSID B.P. National, U.S. Universities, and All-Asian Debating Championships. Ian served as the Chair of the World Debating Council from 2002-2008.