Jonathan T. Morgan

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Jonathan T. Morgan
Community Research Lead, Wikimedia Foundation
"Nous sommes tous nouveaux arrivants"
Jonathan T. Morgan

About me

My first edit to Wikipedia was in 2006. I've been performing gnomish edits since 2008 as Jtmorgan. I'm also a Teahouse host, a bot wrangler, and a contributor to the research newsletter.

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

My dissertation, Coordinating the Commons: Diversity & Dynamics in Open Collaboration is available open access through UW ResearchWorks .

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.

Offline, 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

With the Learning & Evaluation team I provide design, development, data analytics, and research mentorship for other programs and initatives such as the IdeaLab, the Brazil Catalyst Project, Individual Engagement Grants, and the Wikipedia Education Program.

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. I also supported other Community Fellowship projects around improving dispute resolution and user help documents.

I started at the Foundation during the 2011 Summer of Research. I worked on several research sprints focused on new editor participation patterns(1,2), and WikiProjects (1,2).
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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