Matt Nicholson is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Information Science. His research interests include cooperation and governance within/of online communities. Matt earned a B.S. in Computer Science, with a second major in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, from Northwestern University and prior to CU, he worked as a business analyst. In his free time, Matt enjoys Chicago White Sox baseball, the television show Survivor and hosting dinner parties where the meal centers around a bad pun.