Jonathan T. Morgan

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Jonathan T. Morgan
Research Fellow, Wikimedia Foundation
"Don't disturb my circles" - Archimedes of Syracuse
Jonathan T. Morgan, Research Fellow

About me

I am a PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington where I perform research in the fields of HCI, CSCW, UCD and other fun acronyms. My dissertation research involves studying WikiProjects as complex systems and developing tools to support WikiProject-based collaboration. Previous academic research has focused on gatekeeping practices on Wikipedia and on the Wikipedia policy environment. I have also worked on several other open-source communication & collaboration tools, like this one and this one.

I have an MS from UW, and a BA in philosophy from St. John's College. I am a voracious and omnivorous reader, and a passionately amateurish musician. In my (ever-diminishing) spare time, I also enjoy trail running, kayaking and a good game of racquetball.

My work

I started at the Foundation during the 2011 Summer of Research. During my summer fellowship I worked on research sprints focused on new editor participation patterns(1,2), and WikiProjects. I currently do design, development and user research work on the WP:Teahouse, a new user help and socialization space on the English Wikipedia. I also advise and support current Community Fellowship projects around improving dispute resolution and user help documents.
Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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