Joint appointment with the Political Science Department; served as chairman of that department between 2001 and 2007
- B.A., Oberlin
- Ph.D., University of Chicago (U.S. diplomatic history and foreign policy, international relations of Europe since 1870)
Cracking the Monolith: U.S. Policy Against the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1949-1955 (1986)
George Kennan and the Dilemmas of U.S. Foreign Policy (1988)
The Ambassadors and America’s Soviet Policy (1995)
Wars and Peace: The Future Americans Envisioned, 1861-1991 (1998, paperback version 1999)
Dissenting Voices in America’s Rise to Power (2007)
Mayers is co-editor with Richard Melanson of Reevaluating Eisenhower: American Foreign Policy in the 1950s (1987).
His current research and writing are centered on FDR’s wartime diplomacy.