Jonathan T. Morgan

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Jonathan T. Morgan
Senior Design Researcher, Wikimedia Foundation
"Nous sommes tous newbies"
Jonathan T. Morgan

About me

My first edit to Wikipedia was in 2006. I've been performing gnomish edits since 2008 as Jtmorgan.

I have a PhD in Human Centered Design & Engineering from the University of Washington and a BA in philosophy and classics from St. John's College.

Areas of Wikipedia that I've studied include discussions around controversial article topics[1][2], Wikipedia policy [3], new editor engagement[4], and the editor decline[5]. I have also performed design research on other online collaboration systems, like this one.

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 work in the user research team. From August 2013 - May 2015, I was part of the Grantmaking department (now part of Community Engagement).

I started working with the Foundation during the 2011 Summer of Research, where I worked on several exploratory research investigations focused on new editor participation patterns(1,2), and WikiProjects (1,2). As a Wikimedia Research Fellow, I helped design and launch the WP:Teahouse, a new user peer-support hub on the English Wikipedia. Info on how Teahouse came about, and why it is the way it is, available here.
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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