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

Assistant Professor, 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 is an Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina, where he directs the Digital Governance Lab. He has a PhD in public policy and public administration from the University of Victoria where he researched the use of social collaboration platforms inside government policy analysis settings. Following postdoctoral work in open governance at Arizona State University and the GovLab @ NYU, his current research focuses on the social, organizational, and political implications of advancing technology. 

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  • 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

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