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department chairman , history professor , science professor

David Mayers, American Political science and history educator. Fellowships from Oberlin College, University of Oxford, University of Chicago, University of California, SantaCruz, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperative, 1983-1989, Institute for Study of World Politics, 1986, Boston University, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1990, Center International Studies at University of Southern California, 1991, John M. Olin Foundation, 1991.


Mayers, David was born on November 30, 1951 in El Paso, Texas, United States. Son of Eugene David and Odette Margaret Julliette (Gilchriest) Mayers.


Bachelor, Oberlin College, 1974;postgraduate, Oxford (England) University, 1974-1975;Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1976;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1979.


Faculty, Kenyon College, 1979-1980;faculty, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1980-1988;associate professor political science and history, Boston University, 1989-1999;professor political science and history, Boston University, since 1999;director undergraduate studies political science, Boston University, 1991-1998;director graduate studies political science, Boston University, since 1998. Lecturer in field; active various professional conferences. Honors examiner government and foreign affairs department University of Virginia, 1990-1991.

Member numerous professional panels.



Volunteer American Red Cross. Board of trustees Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, swimming, camping, skiing, sailing.


Married Elizabeth Kirkland Jones, December 4, 1982. 1 child, Peter.

Eugene David Mayers

Odette Margaret Julliette (Gilchriest) Mayers

Elizabeth Kirkland Jones

Peter Mayers