Nick Hart is the president of the Data Foundation. Prior to joining the Data Foundation, Dr. Hart was director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Evidence Project. In that capacity, he championed a strategy for implementing the bipartisan recommendations issued by the U.S. Commission on Evidence- Based Policymaking. Dr. Hart previously served as the policy and research director for the commission, overseeing the policy and research team and leading development of the commission’s final report in 2017.
With nearly a decade of experience in the federal government, Dr. Hart worked on a wide range of issues including social security, disability, anti-poverty, environmental, energy, economic development, and criminal justice policies. He served at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a senior analyst and special assistant. Dr. Hart is an adjunct professor of program evaluation at George Washington University and a fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and the National Academy of Public Administration.
Dr. Hart earned a doctorate from George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, specializing in program evaluation. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Truman State University.