I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.
I previously taught at Georgetown, Hood College, and James Madison University. My areas of interest include voting behavior, the American presidency, and interest groups. I have been teaching with the School of Continuing Studies since 2009 and this will be my second year as a Capstone Director. I previously completed my Ph.D. in American Government at Georgetown in 2013. In addition to teaching, I have worked for several DC non-profit organizations, including the Sunlight Foundation. I am originally from New Jersey and am proud to say I have visited every Major League Baseball stadium in the USA.
Andrea Mayer is the Academic Director of the Law Institute and Capstone Director of the Leadership 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.