Frank Douma is 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. His research focuses on policy and legal issues related to transportation technologies, including telework, tolling and other transportation finance tools, safety, and self-driving vehicles. Mr. Douma has been widely quoted in the media, from the New York Times and the Minneapolis Star Tribune to the Fergus Falls Daily Journal, and from the Wall Street Journal to the White Bear Press. He has also authored a number of legal and academic journal articles.
In addition to the Humphrey School, Mr. Douma has worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Mr. Douma has a Master of Arts in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School and a law degree from the University of Minnesota. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Grinnell College.