Andrea Mayer currently serves at 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 institutes offered through the School of Continuing Studies –the National Security and Counterintelligence Institute, Law I Institute, Law II Institute, and American Politics Institute– and works as the Capstone Director for the Leaders in Advocacy Institute. She has taught a number of undergraduate courses at Georgetown University and several other universities, and lectures for Georgetown’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development.
Prior to her work in academia, Dr. Mayer served as a trial attorney for the federal government for nine years, where she represented the government in several capacities, including Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, receivership counsel, and agency counsel, and provided legal advice relating to 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 and political behavior, tolerance attitudes, and social change.