Elliott Fullmer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Randolph-Macon College (R-MC), in Ashland, Virginia.
Professor Fullmer teaches a wide variety of undergraduate courses, including the American Presidency, the Federal Budget, Political Parties, Interest Group Politics, Identity Politics, Retail Politics, Presidential Elections, and Research Methods.
In 2017, he was awarded his College’s Thomas Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Before joining the R-MC faculty in 2013, Professor Fullmer taught courses at Hood College, James Madison University, and Georgetown University. He also worked as a researcher at the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit organization in Washington.
Professor Fullmer has published research on elections and voting behavior in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Election Law Journal, American Politics Research, Presidential Studies Quarterly, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, and the Forum. His work has also appeared in (or been cited by) Congressional Quarterly’s Guide to Interest Groups and Lobbying, USA Today, NPR, Reuters, and other media outlets.
Professor Fullmer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Villanova University (2005), as well as a Master of Arts (2010) and a Doctorate in Government (2013) from Georgetown University. He is originally from New Jersey.
Andrea Mayer is the Academic Director of the National Security & Counterintelligence, Law, and American Politics Institutes and Capstone Director of the Leaders in Advocacy Institute.
Professor Mayer served as a trial attorney for the federal government for nine years, where she specialized in litigation related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, other laws prohibiting discrimination in federally assisted programs, and federal receiverships. She has represented the federal government in numerous capacities, including Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, receivership counsel, and agency counsel, where she provided legal advice relating to employment law, fraud, venture capital and investment law, regulatory enforcement, and governmental privileges.
Previously, she served on the legal staff of the U.S. Bankruptcy Review Commission and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Professor Mayer has also worked as a trial and jury consultant in connection with numerous high-profile criminal and civil cases, and as a judicial law clerk. She regularly lectures on topics related to constitutional law and federalism, including lectures at Georgetowns Center for Intercultural Education and Development, Program on Public Policy and Ethics in the USA, and the Library of Congress Open Leadership Program. She has been selected as Georgetowns 2009 Pro-Seminar Fellow for American Government, and will serve as Georgetown Adjunct Faculty in spring 2010. Professor Mayer received her J.D. from George Washington University and M.A. in Government from Georgetown University. She has completed coursework towards her Ph.D. in Government at Georgetown University and Harvard University, and is currently working on her dissertation in the area of Law and Society. Her research and teaching interests center on constitutional law, tolerance attitudes, and social change.