Andrew MaylorAdjunct Professor, Master of Public Affairs
Andrew Maylor has spent 25 years in high-impact leadership roles—as Deputy City Manager of Chelsea, Town Manager of North Andover, and most recently, as Comptroller for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During one of the area’s most tragic public crises, he helped navigate North Andover residents through the recent Merrimack Valley Columbia Gas Crisis.
In his courses, he integrates his experiences in the curriculum, including the types of situations they are apt to face in careers in government, nonprofit agencies and the private sector. Students explore real-world scenarios in public affairs: including capital budgeting, master planning, public health and safety, and technology.
“All of the courses I teach are based on experiential learning. I attempt to immerse students in the real-life examples or exercises related to the course material whenever possible.”
Applying Concepts to Real-World Applications
In Maylor’s classes, students get a taste of what it’s like to solve problems during a public disaster, what it means to be a leader, and how to effectively communicate in an evolving workplace that extends beyond bricks and mortar.
Professor Maylor’s career in public affairs:
Appointed Comptroller of the Commonwealth by Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker in February 2019. The Comptroller’s office is an independent and apolitical overseer of more than $60 billion in governmental and other funding sources and 12 million business transactions annually.
Commissioner, Massachusetts State Lottery
Member, Massachusetts State Retirement Board Trust Fund
Member, Massachusetts Inspector General Council
Spans 25 years in municipal government, including:
- North Andover (MA) Town Manager
- Swampscott (MA) Town Administrator
- Chelsea (MA) Deputy City Manager
- Chairman, Essex Regional Retirement Board
Courses he teaches:
- Emergency and Disaster Management
- The Public Executive
- Public Budgeting and Financial Management
“Teaching puts me in a setting where I am interacting with students who have a variety of different perspectives different from what I deal with at work or at home. For me, it’s just as much about communicating what my experiences are as it is hearing what students are going through professionally and personally.”