Curriculum Vitae

Justin Longo

Last update: July 1, 2018

Citizenship: Canadian

Residence: Regina, Saskatchewan

1. Degrees

Degree

Field

Institution

Year Granted

Ph.D.

public policy (INTD)

University of Victoria

2013

M.P.A.

public administration

University of Victoria

1999

2. Academic Positions

July 2015 -

Assistant Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

June 2013 -

June 2015

Postdoctoral Fellow in Open Governance (MacArthur Foundation Research Network in Opening Governance)

Center for Policy Informatics, Arizona State University

June 2013 -

January 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow in Open Governance

The GovLab @ NYU

January 2013 -

June 2013

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria

September 2010

December 2012

Ph.D. Candidate - Public Policy / Public Administration

School of Public Administration, University of Victoria

September 2010

December 2012

Graduate Student Research Associate

Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria

September 2010

December 2012

Graduate Student Research Associate

Mitacs Research Cluster: Web2.0 + Web3.0 Approaches to the Information / Decision Interface in Public Policy, University of Victoria

3. Professional Positions                see also my LinkedIn Profile

July 2007 –

June 2013

Founder and Senior Associate

Whitehall Policy Inc.

July 2006 –

June 2007

Canadian Chair

2007 Salish Sea Conference

July 2005 –

June 2006

Manager, Sustainable Communities Initiative

Ministry of Environment, Province of British Columbia

June 2004 –

June 2005

Manager, Sustainability and Intergovernmental Relations

Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management, Province of BC

4. Major Fields of Scholarly and Professional Interest

  • Applied Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), including:
  • digital governance, open governance, open government
  • computer-supported collaborative work
  • Internet of Things devices
  • big data, open data (public policy implications)
  • computer-supported civic deliberation and engagement
  • science oriented crowdsourcing, ICT-enabled virtual citizen science
  • Public policy studies, including:
  • policy analytics
  • science / policy interface; science communication
  • decision-support, briefings
  • Environmental and natural resource policy, including:
  • global atmospheric risks (climate change, ozone depletion, acid rain)
  • sustainable communities
  • maritime affairs, oceans management, fisheries management
  • Transboundary governance, including:
  • transboundary cooperation, North American integration, Salish Sea

5. Scholarships, Fellowships, Honours and Awards

6. Scholarly and Professional Publications

6.1 Articles Published in Refereed Journals

Katapally, T.R., Bhawra, J., Leatherdale, S.T., Ferguson, L., Longo, J., Rainham, D., Larouche, R., Osgood, N. (2018). The SMART Study, a Mobile Health and Citizen Science Methodological Platform for Active Living Surveillance, Integrated Knowledge Translation, and Policy Interventions: Longitudinal Study. JMIR Public Health Surveillance 4(1):e31. doi: 10.2196/publichealth.8953.

Longo, J. (2017). The evolution of citizen and stakeholder engagement in Canada, from Spicer to #Hashtags. Canadian Public Administration, Vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 517–537 doi: 10.1111/capa.12229.

Hondula, D. M., Kuras, E. R., Longo, J., & Johnston, E.W. (2017). Toward Precision Governance: Infusing Data into Public Management of Environmental Hazards. Public Management Review, Vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 746-765. Special issue: Digital Government and Public Management. Guest editors: Theresa A. Pardo, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia and Sharon S. Dawes doi: 10.1080/14719037.2017.1320043.

Longo, J., Kuras, E., Smith, H., Hondula, D. M. & Johnston, E. (2017), Technology Use, Exposure to Natural Hazards, and Being Digitally Invisible: Implications for Policy Analytics. Policy & Internet, Vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 76–108  doi:10.1002/poi3.144.

Janssen, M., Matheus, R., Longo, J., & Weerakkody, V. (2017). Transparency-by-Design as a Foundation for Open Government. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 2-8 doi:10.1108/TG-02-2017-0015.

Longo, J., & Kelley, T. M. (2016). GitHub use in public administration in Canada: Early experience with a new open collaboration tool. Canadian Public Administration. Vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 598–623 doi: 10.1111/capa.12192.

Wald, D. M., Longo, J., & Dobell, A. R.. (2016). Design principles for engaging and retaining virtual citizen scientists. Conservation Biology, 30(3), 562-570 doi: 10.1111/cobi.12627.

Till, B. C., Longo, J., Dobell, A. R., & Driessen, P. F. (2014), Self-organizing maps for latent semantic analysis of free-form text in support of public policy analysis. WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 71–86  doi: 10.1002/widm.1112.

Longo, J. (2011). #OpenData: Digital-Era Governance Thoroughbred or New Public Management Trojan Horse? Public Policy and Governance Review. Vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 38-51. Spring 2011. (Winning Essay, 2011 Sylvia Ostry Prize in Public Policy).

6.2 Refereed Book Chapters

Longo, J. (2018). Digital Tools for Rapid Policy Design (preprint). In M. Howlett and I. Mukherjee (eds.). Handbook of Policy Design. Chapter 19, pp. 288-301. New York: Routledge

Longo, J. & McNutt, K. 2018. From Policy Analysis to Policy Analytics (preprint). Chapter 18, pp. 367-389. In M. Howlett and L. Dobuzinskis (eds.) Policy Analysis in Canada. Bristol, UK: Policy Press / International Library of Policy Analysis.

Longo, Justin. 2017. “Towards Policy Analysis 2.0: Platforms for Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Among Policy Analysts.” (preprint) In Michael Howlett, Adam Wellstead and Jonathan Craft (eds.) Policy Work in Canada: Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities. Chapter 17, pp. 302-321. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Longo, Justin, Dara M. Wald and David M. Hondula. 2015. “The Future of Policy Informatics.” (preprint) In Erik W. Johnston (ed.) Governance in the Information Era: Theory and Practice of Policy Informatics. Chapter 19, pp. 335-352. New York: Routledge.

Longo, Justin. 2015. “The Future of Computer-Supported Policy Analysis: Openness, Collaboration, Collective Intelligence and Competition.” (preprint) In Edward A. Parson (ed.) A Subtle Balance: Expertise, Evidence, and Democracy in Public Policy & Governance, 1970-2010. Chapter 12, pp. 183-206. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

6.3 Articles and Chapters in Review

Longo, J. (2018). Was Open Government Just a Moment? (manuscript draft). In T. A. Small & H. J. Jansen (eds.) Digital Politics in Canada: Promises & Realities, University of Toronto Press.

Longo, J. & A.R. Dobell. (2018). The Limitations of Policy Analytics: Early Examples and the Emerging Boundary of Possibilities. (manuscript draft). Politics and Governance, (ISSN: 2183-2463), Vol. 6, no. 4, pp. X–X. doi: 10.17645/pag.vXiX.XXX

6.4 Examined Papers

Longo, Justin. 2013. Towards policy analysis 2.0. (Order No. NR98532, University of Victoria (Canada)). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 351. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1458439065 

6.5 Presented Papers, Lectures, Addresses

Longo, Justin and Victor Solis. 2018. “Hidden Bias in Big Data.” 2018 Policy Matters Conference. Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. June 13 2018.

Longo, Justin. 2018. “Governance by Data and Algorithm: Just Because We Can, Does It Mean We Should?” CSIP Research Forum. University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan. April 12 2018.

Longo, Justin. 2017. “Opening Governance in the NYU Administrative Management Council: Legitimacy and Effectiveness in Digital Era Organization-Level Governance Bodies.” Collective Intelligence 5. New York University. Brooklyn NY. June 15-16 2017.

Longo, Justin. 2017. “From Policy Analysis to Policy Analytics: Implications of the Digitally Invisible, and Apparative Possibilities.Big Data in Cities: Barriers and Benefits Symposium. Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, Ontario. May 8 2017.

Longo, Justin. 2016. “Policy Analytics: Realtime Policy Micro-Experimentation.” Address to the Saskatchewan Economics Association Annual Conference. Regina, Saskatchewan. October 27 2016.

Longo, Justin and Dionne Pohler. 2016. “Governance in the Digital Era: The Über-Example.” 2016 Public Management Research Association Conference, June 22–24, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Longo, Justin. 2016. “Engaging Citizen Analysts to Create a Canadian Public Policy Memex.” CAPPA 2016, May 16-17 2016, Quebec City.

Longo, Justin. 2015. “Open Government Through the Lens of the TV Family.” Ignite Session: Open Government - How Do We Get There and Why Does it Matter? GTEC Conference, October 21, Ottawa. (video of presentation; plus full session video record).

Longo, Justin and Tanya Kelley. 2015. “Use of GitHub as a Platform for Open Collaboration on Text Documents.” OpenSym 2015, August 19-21, San Francisco.

Longo, Justin. 2015. “VCS: Virtual citizen science is dead. Long-live virtual citizen-ship.” Presented to an NSF-sponsored Workshop: “Future Technology to Preserve College Student Health and Foster Wellbeing (StudentHealth)”. Organized by Bonnie Spring and Andrew Campbell. Chicago, July 30-31 2015.

Longo, Justin, David M. Hondula, Evan R. Kuras and Erik W. Johnston. 2015. “Challenges in Revealing the Bright Shadows of the Digitally Invisible.” Policy Making in the Big Data Era, June 15-17, University of Cambridge.

Longo, Justin and Erik W. Johnston. 2015. “Public Sector Open Innovation: Loose Meaning, Tight Barriers.” 2015 Public Management Research Association Conference, June 11–13, University of Minnesota.

Longo, Justin. 2015. “Reflections on the Career of Rod Dobell.” West Coast Launch of A Subtle Balance. June 24, University of Victoria.

Kelley, Tanya, Justin Longo and Erik W. Johnston. 2015. “User-Centered Open Governance: Engaging the Public on Their Terms, Not Yours.” American Society for Public Administration 76th Annual Conference, March 6-10 Chicago, Illinois.

Longo, Justin. 2015. “At the intersection of beliefs, values, opinions, evidence and facts: Can an artificial intelligence policy analyst help us?” Invited panellist at Digital Governance Forum session on Policy Analysis and Advising Elected Leaders: Searching for Relevance in a Disintermediated World (video record 21:45 - 31:10). January 28-29, 2015. Ottawa: Institute on Governance.

Moran K, Riddell DJ, Hoeberechts M, Flagg R, Walsh J, Morley MG, Dobell AR, Longo, J (2015), “Using Citizen Science to Close Gaps in Cabled Ocean Observatory Research.” Abstract ED53B-0854 presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 14-18 Dec.

Longo, Justin. 2014. “GitHub in Canadian Government.” Ottawa: Web Experience Toolkit CodeFest. August 15 & 16, 2014. http://cpi.asu.edu/github-tutorials-codefest2014 

Longo, Justin and Rod Dobell. 2014. “At the intersection of beliefs, values, opinions, evidence and facts: can policy informatics act as an honest traffic cop?Centre for Global Studies Guest Speaker Series. August 6, 2014. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

Longo, Justin. 2014. “Are Crowds Wise?” Centre for Global Studies Guest Speaker Series. January 15, 2014. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

Longo, Justin. 2013. “Enterprise social collaboration amongst policy analysts: Barriers and opportunities in moving towards policy analysis 2.0.” Panel 3: managing social media in government. dg.o 2013. Université Laval, Québec City. June 19 2013.

Longo, Justin. 2013. “Can Video Games Change the World?” Invited panellist at Games Without Frontiers Conference. March 9, 2013. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

Longo, Justin. 2011. “Computer-Supported Policy Analysis and the Future of the Profession.” Presentation to: A Fine Balance: Evidence, Expertise and Democracy in Policy and Governance, 1960-2011 (A Symposium Inspired by the Intellectual Legacy of Prof. A. R. Dobell). August 19-20, 2011. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

Dobell, A.R., Justin Longo and J. Walsh. 2011. “Digital Fishers in the Salish Sea: Cutting Edge Science for Inclusive Public Policy.” Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, October 25-27, 2011.

Longo, Justin and A.R. Dobell. 2010. “Enlisting digital fishers to assess data from the deep and elicit judgment from the crowd.” Barkley Sound Knowledge Symposium. Bamfield, British Columbia, February 9-11, 2010.

6.6 Other Activities, Publications and Media

Regular blog contributor at:

Diner, Mark and Justin Longo. 2017. “The Digital World.” Government of Alberta ADM Forum. Edmonton. September 27 2017.

Longo, Justin. (2017). “Accountable Anonymity in Achieving Collaboration: GitHub’s Promise?” Canadian Government Executive Magazine. July/August. Volume 23, no. 5, pp. 14-15.

Charette, Corinne, Sara Diamond, and Justin Longo. (2017). “Armchair Discussion: Transformation Through Big Data.” Canada School for Public Service, April 13, Ottawa. (video record).

Béland, Daniel and Justin Longo. 2016. “Viewpoint: Wall right to consider move to a presumed consent law.” Ottawa Citizen.

Longo, Justin. 2015. “Open Government Through the Lens of the TV Family.” Ignite Session: Open Government - How Do We Get There and Why Does it Matter? GTEC Conference, October 21, Ottawa. (video record).

Longo, Justin. 2015. “Reflections on the Career of Rod Dobell.” (video record). June 24, University of Victoria.

Longo, Justin. 2015. “At the intersection of beliefs, values, opinions, evidence and facts: Can an artificial intelligence policy analyst help us?” (video record). January 29, 2015. Ottawa: Institute on Governance.

Johnston, Erik and Justin Longo. 2014. “Modern Governance Research.” Television panel, Arizona Horizon. March 25, 2014. Phoenix: PBS Channel 8.

6.7 Workshops and Tutorials

6.8 Computer Programs

Ocean Networks Canada. 2011. Digital Fishers. [Computer Software]. Victoria, B.C.: Ocean Networks Canada / Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria. (role: concept, lead UX/UI designer).

Pelton, Tim, Leslee Francis Pelton, Justin Longo and Joshua Smith. 2010. Carbon Choices for iOS (Version 1.0). [Computer Software]. Victoria, B.C.: HeavyLifters Network Ltd. (role: concept, storyline, calculation of carbon equivalents).

7. Teaching

7.1 Teaching

Course #

Course Title

Most Recent Offering

UofR JSGS 882

Strategic Management in the Public Sector

Winter 2018

UofR JSGS 807

Statistics for Public Managers

Fall 2017

UofR JSGS 867

Introduction to Policy Analytics

Fall 2017

UofR JSGS 880

Advanced Governance

Spring 2017

UofR JSGS 859

Digital Governance 

Winter 2017

7.2 Teaching Assistantships

Course #

Course Title

Date

Notes

ASU Center For Policy Informatics

Weekly Lab Meetings

2013-2015

Seminar Coordinator

ASU PAF 591

Introduction to Policy Informatics

Spring
2015

Instructor: Dr. Erik W. Johnston

ASU PAF 591

ePublic Affairs: The Use of Information for PA Professionals

Fall
2014

Instructor: Dr. Erik W. Johnston

7.3 Guest Lectures

Course #

Lecture Title

Date

Notes

UofR JSGS 880

Governance in the Digital Era

November 3 2017

Instructor: Margot Hurlbert

UofR JSGS 859

Digital Methods for Policy Analytics

October 19 2017

Instructor: Margot Hurlbert

UofS JSGS 880

Governance in the Digital Era: The Uber-Example

May 19 2017

Instructor: Perry Schmeiser

JSGS Research Student Working Group

The Policy Implications of Graduate Research (blog post)

March 13 2017

Facilitators: Iryna Khovrenkov and Amy Zarzeczny

UofR JSGS 867

From Policy Analysis to Policy Analytics

February 17 2017

Instructors: Kathy McNutt & Doug Moen

UofR JSGS 880

Open Government and Open Governance

March 29 2016

Video Lecture: Part 1 & Part 2

UofR JSGS MHA

Innovative Methods in Program Evaluation

March 8 2016

Video recording and Notes

UofR / UofS JSGS 990

From Open Government to Open Governance

October 9 & 13 2015

Student Workshop

UofR JSGS 883

Policy Analysis 2.0

September 10 2015

Part of “Essentials for Policy & Admin”

ASU PAF 300

Open Government and Open Governance

October 7 2014

Instructor: Dr. Erik W. Johnston

ASU PAF 546

Environmental Policy: Governance Without Government?

October 8 2014

Instructor: Dr. Dara M. Wald

ASU PAF 591

Open Governance, Legitimacy and Effectiveness

April 13 2014

Instructor: Dr. Erik W. Johnston

7.4 Teaching Evaluations

  • JSGS 807 Statistics for Public Managers
  • JSGS 867 Introduction to Policy Analytics
  • JSGS 880 Advanced Governance
  • JSGS 882 Strategic Management in the Public Sector
  • Social Media in the Public Sector, one-day workshop

7.5 Student Supervision

  • Supervisor:
  • Ann Adefuye (MPA Student - JSGS)
  • Yassine El Bahlouli (MPP Student - JSGS)
  • Ullas Rameshappa (MPA Student - JSGS)
  • Tashfia Sadaf (MPP Student - JSGS)
  • Thesis Committee Member:
  • Vince Bruni-Bossio (PhD Student - JSGS)
  • Ryan Deschamps (PhD Student - JSGS) - completed 2017
  • Giustino Garcea (PhD Student - JSGS)
  • Chris Gbekorbu (MPP Student - JSGS)
  • Ebrahim Hassanpour (MPP Student - JSGS) - completed 2017
  • Graeme Jobe (MPP Student - JSGS)
  • Michelle Katchuk (PhD Student - JSGS)
  • Barakatou Kone (PhD Student - JSGS)
  • Greg Hutch (MPP Student - JSGS)
  • Xiaowei Ma (MPP Student - JSGS)
  • Mohammad Emdad Ullah Mian (PhD Student - JSGS)
  • Shelagh Rowles (PhD Student - JSGS)
  • Larissa Shasko (MPP Student - JSGS)
  • Andrew Swift (MPP Student - JSGS) - completed 2016
  • Raymond Thompson (MPP Student - JSGS) - completed 2016
  • External Examiner:
  • Tanya Kelley (PhD Student - Arizona State University) - completed 2016
  • Visiting Student Supervisor:
  • Tingting Xu (Northeast Normal University - Changchun, China; 2016)

8. Grants

8.1 Received

  • 2017: Co-Applicant (Associate Member), MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance (2 year renewal). USD 500 000.
  • 2016: Co-Applicant, SHRF Establishment Grant on “Smart Active Living Policy”. Principal Applicant: Tarun Katapally. CAD 279 220
  • 2016: Principal Applicant. University of Regina Sustainability and Community Engagement Fund. CAD 1 000.
  • 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. USD 10 000.
  • 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. CAD 25 000.
  • 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. CAD 981 387.

9. Academic Service Activities

9.1 University of Regina Committees

  • Associate Deans of Research. Chair: David Malloy (2015 - 2018)
  • Faculty Council, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (2018 - )
  • Council Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (2015 - )
  • Council Committee on Research (2015 - 2018)
  • Research Impact Subcommittee (2016)
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Scholarship & Awards Committee (2015 - )
  • Acting Committee Chair (2018)
  • Instructional and Information Technology Committee (2018 - )

9.2 Johnson Shoyama Graduate School Committees

  • Faculty Lead, Tansley Poster Competition (2018 - )
  • Scholarships Sub-Committee (2017 - )
  • Joint Curriculum Committee (2017 - )
  • Joint Tenure and Promotion Criteria Document Working Group (2018 - )
  • Joint Admission and Scholarship Committee (2015 - 2017)
  • Governance Training Assessment Panel (2015 - 2016)
  • Hiring Committee Member (various, 2015 - )

9.3 Other Committees

  • SSRL Management Committee - University of Saskatchewan (2016 - )

9.4 Conferences

9.5 Journal Reviewer

9.6 Book Proposal Reviewer

  • CRC Press | Taylor & Francis Group
  • Bentham Science Publishers

9.7 Invited Expert

Ditchley Foundation Conference: The Digital Economy - Power and Accountability in the Private Sector. December 10-12 2015. Oxfordshire, UK. (My observations can be found here).

European Commission Expert Workshop on Data Mining, hosted by Science Metrix. November 19 2015, Brussels, Belgium.

Public Policy Forum: Workshop re Media in the Digital Age. Regina, September 6 2016.

Jonathan Wilkinson, MP (Parliamentary Secretary to Environment and Climate Change Minister, Government of Canada): Climate Change Roundtable. Regina, October 26 2016.

Government of Canada - Treasury Board Secretariat: Digital Government Consultations. Regina, November 29 2016.

Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management - SmartGov Discovery Intelligent Advisor Project, Steering Committee Member (2017-2018).

Karina Gould, MP (Minister for Democratic Institutions, Government of Canada): Democracy in the Digital Age Roundtable. Regina, September 8 2017.

10. Community Volunteer Activities

11. References

  • Ken Coates, PhD. Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan. 306-966-5136 ken.coates@usask.ca
  • A. R. Dobell, PhD. Professor Emeritus - Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria. 250-472-5172 rdobell@uvic.ca (doctoral supervisor, mentor and co-author).
  • Erik W. Johnston, PhD. Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Policy Informatics, Arizona State University. 602-496-1103 erik.johnston@asu.edu (postdoc supervisor and co-author).
  • Evert A. Lindquist, PhD. Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria. 250-721-8084 evert@uvic.ca
  • Kathy McNutt, PhD. Professor and Executive Director, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina. 306-585-4759 kathy.mcnutt@uregina.ca
  • Beth Simone Noveck, PhD. Jerry M. Hultin Global Network Visiting, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. Director, The Governance Lab @ NYU. 718-260-3150 noveck@gmail.com (Chair, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance).

All contact information can be found at http://www.digitalgovernancelab.org/contact/ 

This CV is available online at http://bit.ly/jlongocv 

The archive version of this CV with items prior to 2010 can be found here.