Jason H. Gart
Vice President – Litigation Research Services
Jason H. Gart manages a variety of projects for History Associates, where he serves as director of litigation research. He has successfully directed multi-year research and writing projects focusing on the history of military procurement, business and institutional history, environmental history, and the history of science and technology.
Dr. Gart has served as lead historian in several high-profile litigation research efforts including investigating World War II and Cold War mobilization; airframe and aerospace manufacturing; and the historic relationship between the U.S. Air Force and defense contractors. He has provided expert witness testimony on a cultural resource management issue and recently served as project manager on a multi-year research effort identifying potentially responsible parties (PRPs) within a northwestern watershed.
Dr. Gart has also managed the research and writing for a book-length history on bank regulation and supervision for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Successful oral history projects he directed include the National Institutes of Health and The Pew Charitable Trusts. He recently authored a historic resource study for George Washington Carver National Monument, National Park Service. Dr. Gart also wrote an illustrated, book-length history of Deloitte Canada published as 150 Years and Counting.
Dr. Gart has served on the executive council of the Society for History in the Federal Government and has presented papers at the annual meetings of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, National Council on Public History, and the Organization of American Historians. He recently spoke at the Environmental Protection Agency’s 9th National Training Conference on PRP Search Enhancement, presenting “The Historian as Detective: The PRP Search.”
Prior to joining History Associates, Dr. Gart served as co-founder and managing director of Ask a Historian.com, Inc., an Internet company. His first book, Papago Park: A History of Hole-in-the-Rock from 1848-1995, was published in 1998.
Dr. Gart graduated cum laude with a B.S. in history and politics from Drexel University and received an M.A. in public history and his Ph.D. in modern United States and Western history from Arizona State University. Dr. Gart’s dissertation examined the history of the electronics and aerospace industries in Arizona.