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Doe Mayer, M.A.


Work Phone: 213.740.7511

 Doe Mayer is Professor and Mary Pickford Chair of Film & Television Production in the School of Cinematic Arts. She holds a joint appointment with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.  

Mayer has been working in film and television for the past 30 years and has produced, directed and provided technical support for hundreds of productions in the United States and more than twenty developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas. Much of this programming has been in the areas of family planning, basic education, health and nutrition promotion, HIV/AIDS prevention, population and women’s issues.   

Her teaching areas of film specialization include documentary production, media and social change, and creativity.  Mayer is currently co-Principal Investigator and producer for a film and media campaign project (2013-2018), funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, with the goal of helping Latinos in the US identify serious mental illness and seek help. She also has recently completed a series of short documentaries on immigrant health issues as Executive Producer (2014). Mayer has been awarded three Fulbright Faculty Fellowships in Fiji (1995), the Netherlands (2009) and Australia (2011). She has received the Associates Award –USC’s top award for teaching—(2009-2010) and the University’s Remarkable Woman Award.