Dr. Mayo has been with MTU since the fall of 1997. She received the M.S, and Ph.D in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. During her graduate studies, she held an assistantship with various duties including teaching an introductory computer science course (for non-majors), research for ICASE at NASA Langley, and systems administration. Prior to her graduate studies, she was a mechanical engineer in the Seawolf submarine design project at Newport News Shipbuilding (now Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding). Her work in this project included control systems design, and modelling and simulation of various ship systems. She holds undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, from the Georgia Institute of Technology , and Physics, from Longwood College (now Longwood University).