Political Science

Varner Hall, Room 418
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2352

Douglas Carr

Douglas Carr


Title: Associate Professor
Office: 423 Varner Hall
Phone: (248) 370-2972
E-mail: carr@oakland.edu

  • MPA and Ph.D. in Public Administration, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Environmental Science, Taylor University
  • Teaching and research interests include
    • Budgeting and Public Finance
    • Environmental Economics and Policy
    • Information Technology
  • Cooperated with various federal, state, and local agencies on
    • Environmental and economic development projects
    • Development and implementation of online surveys




“Choice in A World of New School Types.” 2013. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 32(4). Coauthored with J.S. Butler, Eugenia Toma, and Ron Zimmer.

“Federal Environmental Regulation Impacts on Local Economic Growth and Stability.” 2013. Economic Development Quarterly 27(3). Coauthored with Wenli Yan.


“Federal Environmental Policy and Local Industrial Diversification: The Case of the Clean Air Act.” 2012. Regional Studies 46(5). DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2010.509131 Coauthored with Wenli Yan.

 “The Intergovernmental Fiscal Effects of the Clean Air Act.” 2011. Public Finance Review 39(6), 810-830. DOI: 10.1177/1091142111414134

“Responses to Local Fiscal Shocks: Path Dependency Effects of the Clean Air Act.” 2011. Public Finance and Management 11(2): 160-79.

 “Time and Technology: Addressing Changing Demands” Book Chapter in Chris Shea and G. David Garson (eds.), Handbook of Public Information Systems, 3rd ed. (CRC Press, 2010).

“Geographic Information System Applications in the Public Sector” Book Chapter in G. David Garson (ed.), Modern Public Information Technology: Issues and Challenges, (Idea Group Publishers, 2007). Coauthored with T.R. Carr.

Professional Service

Testimony before the Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, March 21, 2012