Associate Professor | Business

Terry McGovern earned two doctorates, his Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of South Florida’s Muma School of Business and a Doctorate of Management from the University of Phoenix’s School of Advanced Studies. He also holds an M.H.S. from Providence University, an M.S. in Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a B.A. from the University of Iowa. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Management and Business at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Dr. McGovern’s areas of expertise include leadership, strategy, organizational behavior, and professional ethics. He is interested in case research and was recently awarded by the North American Case Research Association’s at its annual conference in October of 2017 for a case study he authored and was named a Lawrence Fellow for 2019 (8% selection rate out of 130+ applicants). Dr. McGovern also has consulted in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, employee feedback systems, family business succession planning, and multi-generational workplaces. He is currently investigating the utility of academic digital badges and completing a case study for publication concerning equity growth strategy. Dr. McGovern has authored numerous articles, presented in a wide range of settings including academic and industry conferences. His doctoral dissertations involved field experiment using academic digital badges and he examined executive development in the United States Air Force. He has taught a wide range of courses including Operations Management, Professional Ethics, Strategic Planning, Organizational Behavior, Global Business, and Leadership development courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, in various delivery formats, including face-to-face, blended, and online. Dr. McGovern served for 20 years as a U.S. Air Force officer in the areas of nuclear missile operations, satellite operations, and staff positions including speech writer, faculty member, and director of an enterprise-level research cell while stationed in the Pentagon. Since 2010, he has conducted research, written articles and a book chapter concerning the multi-generational workplaces and managing the conflict that arises when different generations with different value systems are working together.

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