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Justin Longo PhD, MPA, BA JSGS Faculty, U of R

Assistant Professor and Cisco Systems Research Chair in Big Data and Open Government, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina campus

Areas of Interest

  • Digital governance
  • Open governance
  • Computer-supported collaboration
  • Big data for policy making
  • Environmental sustainability


Justin Longo has an impressive research portfolio in applied information and communications technologies (i.e., open government, Web 2.0 technologies, policy informatics, e-governance, etc.), public policy studies, environmental and natural resource policy and transboundary governance. Prior to his appointment, he served as a post-doctoral fellow in Open Governance at the Centre for Policy Informatics at Arizona State University.  During this time, his research focused on areas of open governance (outside processes of citizen and expert engagement) and open government (inside processes of knowledge sharing and collaboration). He was also an occasional visiting research fellow in The Governance Lab at New York University and the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria.

As the Cisco Systems Research Chair, Longo will also be responsible for developing various tools available for public sector modernization and will explore new avenues of networking and collaboration that will improve virtual management and enhance public engagement.

View Justin Longo's full CV.


  • PhD in Public Administration, University of Victoria
  • MPA, University of Victoria 
  • BA in Economics, University of Victoria

Recent Grants/Awards


  • 2014-2015: Co-investigator. Citizen Science & Citizen Engagement (CSCE) Grant Program. “Crowdsourcing the Next Great Citizen Science Project" Massive Open Online Research Effort. Arizona State University. $10 000 USD.
  • 2011: Co-organizer. SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada. “A Fine Balance: A Critical Exploration of Expertise, Evidence and Democracy in Public Policy-Making and Governance, 1960-2010.” University of Victoria. $25 000 CAD.
  • 2010 - 2012: Co-investigator. Data from the Deep, Wisdom from the Crowds: Mass Collaboration and Networked Data to Link NEPTUNE Canada to Society and Policy. CANARIE (Canada’s Advanced Network), Network-Enabled Platforms v2 (NEP-2) Program. University of Victoria. $981 387 CAD.


  • 2014-2017: Postdoctoral scholar. MacArthur Foundation Research Network in Opening Governance. The GovLab @ NYU. New York University/Centre for Policy Informatic, Arizona State University

Select Publications

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

Refereed Books, Books Chapters and Monographs

Current Courses

  • JSGS 880 - Advanced Governance
  • JSGS 882 - Strategic Management