2015 Canadian Studies Center Advisory Board Members

  • Douglas B. Roberts, PhD
  • Director, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research
  • College of Social Sciences
  • 321 Berkey Hall
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-355-6672
  • douglas.roberts@ssc.msu.edu

Douglas Roberts serves as the Director of the Institute for Public Policy

& Social Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State University. He holds more

than 28 years of experience in Michigan government, including 10 years

as state treasurer, time as director of the Senate Fiscal Agency, deputy

superintendent of the Department of Education, deputy director of the

Department of Management and Budget (DMB) and acting director of

DMB. He played a major role in the creation and adoption of what is now

called "Proposal A." He also served for two years as a vice president with

Lockheed Martin IMS. He holds doctorate and master's degrees in economics

from MSU and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of

Maryland. He has been affiliated with IPPSR since April 2003.


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