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Terry McGovern

Chair and Assistant Professor of Accounting/Business
Office: 314 CBH 
Mail Stop: 1743 
Phone: 6563 

DM University of Business

MS Air Force Institute of Technology

MHS University of Great Falls

BA University of Iowa

Relevant Professional Experience:
Terry McGovern served 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He held a range of leadership positions including serving as the Chief of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force's Executive Briefing Team in the Pentagon and Speech Writer for United States Strategic Command's Director of Global Operations. In these positions he provided research and advice to senior leaders on a wide range of operational issues. Additionally he served in managerial positions in the areas of Nuclear Missile Operations, Satellite Operations, and the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Dr. McGovern's doctoral dissertation focused on workplace leader development efforts in the United States Air Force. In his previous assignments he conducted research, authored manuscripts, and created presentations on strategic operational issues in the areas of knowledge management, operations management, leadership, net centric warfare, space operations, information operations, aerial operations, and cyber warfare. He has co-authored book chapters and provided presentations on multi-generational workplaces, performance measurement, social media in the workplace, and strategic thinking.

Topics in Project Management (BUMG-561)
Operations Management (BUMG 344)
Professional Ethics (BUMG 535)
Cornerstone I (GNED 110)
Graduate Operations Management (BUMG 505)
Career EDGE-1 (CSC 101)
Leader Theory (MOL 510)
Organizational Behavior (BUMG 320)
Topics in Global Business (BUMG 380)
Business Communications (BUMG 250)
Strategy and Policy (BUMG 499)

Other Courses Taught:
Leading the 21st Century Workforce
Strategic Leader Theory and Practice
Leadership for the Information Age
Measuring Organizational Performance

Teaching Philosophy:
As a business professor, I believe my teaching should help students learn how to earn a living and learn how to live. I see teaching as a privilege and assisting students with their development as an honorable and meaningful vocation. I believe good teaching requires students to struggle, question, debate, work, and ultimately grow into a person who is more curious, more aware, more understanding, and more capable in life and business. I believe teaching business courses is critical because many of our students will one day be in positions of headship and interact with many people; my job is to ensure our students are ready to lead by being competent in business practices, ethical in professional relationships, and confident in their professional skills and abilities. I see myself as change agent who, through educational experiences and compelling courses, alters the life-trajectories of students to go higher and farther than ever imagined.

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