Georgetown University Names John Mayo Dean of Business School

August 13, 2002

Georgetown University today appointed Dr. John W. Mayo to serve a two-year term as Dean of the McDonough School of Business.

"John is a distinguished and respected member of the faculty," said Georgetown President John J. DeGioia. "I am confident that he will provide strong and effective leadership for the school at a critical time."

Dr. Mayo is a professor of economics, business and public policy and Director the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown. He served as Senior Associate Dean of the business school from 1999 - 2001. He is also a Zaeslin Fellow of Law and Economics at the University of Basel in Switzerland.

Georgetown Provost James J. O'Donnell said he looks forward to working with Dr. Mayo and President DeGioia to establish priorities for the school's future. "John Mayo is the right leader at the right time for the McDonough School of Business," said O'Donnell. "His infectious energy and optimism will pervade the school and help carry it to new levels of achievement and prestige."

Dr. Mayo's research interests include the areas of industrial organization, regulatory and antitrust policy, and applied microeconomics. He has published more than 35 articles and is co-author of six books and monographs, including Government and Business: The Economics of Antitrust and Regulation.

In addition to his academic endeavors, Dr. Mayo has served as an advisor and consultant to both public and private agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In this capacity Dr. Mayo has participated in regulatory and antitrust proceedings and has testified before federal and state legislative and regulatory bodies on issues including monopolization, price fixing, mergers and regulatory pricing policy.

Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown, Dr. Mayo taught at the University of Tennessee. Early in his career he served as chief economist for the staff of the U.S. Senate's Small Business Committee. Dr. Mayo received his bachelor's degree in economics from Hendrix College and his Master's and Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis.