Ph.D Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University
M.S. Systems and Control Engineering, University of West Florida
B.S. Engineering-Physics-Systems Ind. Program, Providence College
Research & Teaching Interests
Professor McGovern's research interests fall within the categories of operations research, modeling & simulation, reverse logistics, industrial engineering, closed-loop supply chains, decision science, aerospace & defense and transportation industries, heuristics/metaheuristics, scheduling, and environmentally conscious manufacturing.
Industry & Academic Experience
Professor McGovern has offered his expertise in courses such as Business Statistics, Probabilistic Operations Research, Stochastic Modeling, Deterministic Operations Research, Engineering Probability and Statistics, and Logistics, Warehousing and Scheduling at Northeastern University. He also performed as a Staff Instructor Pilot for the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and as a helicopter Instructor Pilot for three U.S. and seven foreign military services. Professor McGovern has almost 30 years of experience as a project manager and engineer with the U.S. Department of Transportation and Department of Defense and as a Naval officer.
Services to the Profession
Journal Peer Reviewer (Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Computers and Operations Research, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Journal of Environmental Management, Computers and Industrial Engineering, and International Journal of Production Research), Session Chair (six conferences), and Dissertation Committee Member (six Ph.D. candidates).
Awards & Recognition
Best Dissertation Prize, American Society for Engineering Management
Best Session Paper, IEEE/AIAA 26th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Dallas, Texas
NASA Astronaut finalist (Group 18)