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 & Intelligence, Law, and American Politics Academies.
Andrea Mayer currently serves as the Director of Illinois in Washington, the Washington, DC academic program for the University of Illinois, and teaches a variety of political science courses. She is also the Academic Director for Georgetown University’s summer programs offered through the School of Continuing Studies –the National Security and Intelligence Academy, Law I Academy, Law II Academy and American Politics Academy. Since 2011, she has taught a number of undergraduate courses at Georgetown University and several other universities and programs in Washington, DC, and Colorado.
Prior to her work in academia, Dr. Mayer served as a trial attorney for nine years representing the federal government in several capacities, including Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, receivership counsel and agency counsel. Her work focused on employment law, fraud, venture capital and investment law, regulatory enforcement and governmental privileges. In addition, she worked as part of the legal staff of the U.S. Bankruptcy Review Commission and the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Dr. Mayer received her J.D. from George Washington University and her Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University, after completing Ph.D. coursework at Georgetown and Harvard Universities. Her research and teaching interests center on the intersection between constitutional law, political behavior and social change.