William M. Doerner

William M. Doerner Ph. D was appointed to the Prince George's County Planning Board on November 1, 2016 and reappointed in October 2019.

Background & Experience

Dr. Doerner brings a combination of practical and academic experiences in local planning issues to the Commission. He has served the past two years on the Hyattsville Planning Committee and has worked in property appraisal and valuation for both state and county agencies in Florida.
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While earning his doctoral degree, he designed and taught classes on housing markets and land use regulations. Currently, he works at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) where one of his main responsibilities is to produce nationwide house price measures; he also conducts applied research to help inform policy decision making in housing finance.

Dr. Doerner has published over a dozen articles in academic journals on a range of topics like finance, housing, property taxation, and policy, and has presented at a number of national and regional conferences.


He earned a Ph. D. and M.S. in Economics from Florida State University, and a B.S. in Mathematics-Economics and Urban Studies from Furman University. He was also a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Guatemala, and is fluent in Spanish.