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Assistant Director of the State and Local Policy Program Frank Douma of the Humphrey Institute

Frank Douma

Research Fellow and Associate Director

Phone: 612-626-9946
Office: 295F Humphrey School

Areas of Expertise:

Telecommunications and information policy, transportation, planning, policy, finance, urban sprawl, privacy, non-motorized transportation, intelligent transportation systems


Frank Douma is a Research Fellow and Associate Director of the State and Local Policy Program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a Research Scholar at the Center for Transportation Studies, both located at the University of Minnesota. He manages research projects related to several different areas of transportation policy, including impacts of developments in information and communications technologies (ICT) and urban corridor development.

In addition to working at the Humphrey School, Mr. Douma has a wealth of experience in transportation, having worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. While working for these organizations, he gained experience in the legal aspects of transportation policy and an appreciation for the roles that different modes play in urban and rural transportation systems. Mr. Douma has a Masters Degree in Public Affairs and a Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Grinnell College.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Courses Taught

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