Historian and Senior Project Manager
Historian Andrew Simpson conducts a variety of historical, museum, and litigation research. His project experience includes content and image research for presidential libraries and museums, investigating the historical background surrounding collections of looted art, and targeted research to support legal cases involving environmental issues, corporate succession, technical/military specifications, WWII industrial mobilization, and asbestos. Specific client work includes:
- Mobile app development for the American Battle Monuments Commission;
- Video editing for DAI’s 40th anniversary video using images, oral history interviews, and company archival footage;
- Graphic design of interpretive diagrams and maps for a Historic Resource Study for the National Park Service and for nomination forms for the National Register of Historic Places;
- Custom historical map creation for the American Battle Monuments Commission visitor centers, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibits, and The National WWII Museum;
- GIS mapping for litigation projects to illustrate Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) info, parcel ownership data, and labeled aerials depicting time-lapse;
- Scriptwriting and image research for the Monmouth Battlefield State Park visitor center, GlaxoSmithKline corporate exhibits, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights “Freedom Mosaic” website;
- Historical research and writing of a corporate history book for D&H Distributing, Looking Around the Corner: A Century of Innovation, Evolution & Transformation at D&H Distributing.
- He has published articles for History Associates’ bi-annual newsletter, HAIpoints, and his article “Schooling J. Edgar: The Shaping of Hoover’s Legal Philosophy at The George Washington University” was published in The Intelligencer: The Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies.
Mr. Simpson graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University with BA degrees in history and American studies. He also holds an MA in history from The George Washington University. Before joining History Associates, Mr. Simpson worked in the online reference database division of publisher Facts On File, Inc.