Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Dorrer is a national workforce development expert focused on labor market research, evaluation of education and training programs, and alignment of education and training with regional economies. He has served in government as Acting Commissioner, Chief Economist and Research Director of the Maine Department of Labor; in the non-profit sector at Jobs for the Future, the National Center on Education and the Economy, and the Training and Development Corporation; and in education as Adjunct Faculty member in the Departments of Economics and Public Administration at the University of Maine. Dorrer serves on the board of the New England Federal Reserve Bank, New England Public Policy Institute, Labor Market Information Training Institute, Maine Center for Economic Policy, and Mid Coast Regional Redevelopment Authority. He also advises the Governor’s Office, the state of Maine, Jobs for Maine Graduates, and the University of Maine system on workforce issues.