Jennifer McGovern, PhD


PhD, Temple University

Office: Bey Hall, Room 256

Phone: 732-923-4658


Spring 2015 Office Hours:

Tuesday 12:45 - 1:45 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Other Times by Appointment.


Spring 2015 Courses:

SO 101: Introduction to Sociology

SO/GS 252: Race and Ethnicity

Regularly Taught Courses:

SO 101: Introduction to Sociology

GS/SO 225: Introduction to Gender Studies

SO 234: Sports and Society

SO/GS 252: Race and Ethnicity

PS/SO 274: Global Inequalities


Jen McGovern, PhD, is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Sociology at Monmouth University who is passionate about teaching and learning sociology. She specializes in understanding how sport both reflects and challenges social inequalities, such as social class, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, and sexuality. Her previous research focused on the ways that professional baseball's institutional structures have grown and changed and how local baseball fans tell narratives about baseball players as the game has grown more global in scope.

Research Interests:

Sociology of Sport. Race, Ethnicity, & Immigration. Statistical & Research Methods. Gender Studies.