Dean McGovern portrait
  • Associate Instructor, Honors College


  • McGovern, D. (2018). The Power of Community Engaged Learning. Annual Teaching Symposium, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/13/2018.
  • McGovern, D. (2018) "The Impact of the Individual" presented at Canyon Rim Cares Symposium, Millcreek, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/26/2018.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Costa Rica
    Community Engagement in Costa Rica.
  • Cuba
    Cuba: Complexity, Community, & Change.

Research Keywords

  • Service Learning
  • Experiential Education
  • Community Service
  • Community Health
  • Community Development/Revitalization
  • Civic Engagement


  • McGovern, Dean & Laux, Beth (2018). Making the Village Global: Community-Engaged Learning Abroad. IIE Networker. 19-21. Published, 12/28/2018.
  • Hekmat, H., Brown, F. & McGovern, D. [Editors] Franklin, K. & Mosavi, S. J. (2017). Environmental citizenship through applied community service learning. Kabul, Afghanistan: United Nations. Published, 05/2017.
  • McGovern, D. & Curley, M. F. (2010). Campus Compact—Engaged Scholarship for the Public Good. In H. E. Fitzgerald, C. Burack, & S. D. Seifer (Eds.), Handbook of Engaged Scholarship: Contemporary Landscapes, Future Directions: Volume 2: Community-Campus Partnerships (pp. 339–348). Michigan State University Press. Published, 09/01/2010.
  • McGovern, D., Foster, L. & Ward. K. (2002). College Leadership: Learning from Experience. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. vol. 8, no. 3, 29-41. Published, 03/01/2002.
  • McGovern, D. (2000). Book Review. Mildred Garcia (Ed.). [1997]. Affirmative action's testament of hope: Strategies for a new era in higher education.The Journal of General Education 49.2 (2000) 156-163. Published, 06/01/2000.