Nick Hart, Ph. D, President, Data Foundation
Nick Hart is the president of the Data Foundation, a non-profit think tank that works to improve government and society by using data to inform decision-making.
Dr. Hart previously served as the CEO of the Data Coalition, a membership-based initiative that coordinates across the national data community to advocate for high-quality, accessible government information. He worked as director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Evidence Project, where he championed a strategy for implementing the bipartisan recommendations issued by the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Dr. Hart served as the policy and research director for the Evidence Commission, where he oversaw the policy and research team and led development of the final report.
With nearly a decade of experience in the federal government, Dr. Hart’s professional experience spans a range of issues, including social security, disability, anti-poverty, environmental, energy, economic development, and criminal justice policies. He worked 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 Bachelor of Science degree from Truman State University, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University, and a doctorate specializing in program evaluation from George Washington University.