Title: Former Professor
Company: California State University
Location: Alhambra, California, United States
Frank A. Mayer, PhD, Former Professor at California State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history education.
With nearly 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Mayer was a history professor at California State University, Los Angeles, from 1990 to 1997. Earlier in his career, he was a legal assistant with Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois, and Bisgaard in 1979. In addition to his primary roles, he has served as a history consultant for the National Video Commission, Inc., and he was on the California State Advisory Committee for the United States Civil Rights Commission. He has been active as a Eucharistic minister with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels since 2002. Dr. Mayer also is a lay member of St. Teresa of Kolkata’s Missionaries of Charity, who serve the poor and homeless in Los Angeles County.
Dr. Mayer first pursued an education with San Francisco State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1964. He continued his studies with the aforementioned school, receiving a Master of Arts in 1969. He later joined the University of Southern California, earning a PhD in 1987. A veteran of the United States Army, he has also completed postgraduate coursework internationally with Oxford University, England and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and he has been certified as a legal assistant by the School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Mayer is considered an expert in German and American relations during the Cold War. He is the author of the book, “Adenauer and Kennedy: A Study in German-American Relations, 1961-1963,” which can be found in over 300 libraries worldwide. Dr. Mayer also served as the Southern California coordinator for the prestigious American Council on Germany. Given his expertise in Cold War German-American relations, he lectured in three German universities, including Freiburg University on his book topic. He considers the highlight of his career to be receiving a grant from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation to write a book on Mr. Kennedy.
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