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  • Please be advised that Monmouth University will close at 1 pm on January 26, 2015, and will be closed Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Classes scheduled during this time are cancelled. Check MU Hotline at 732-263-5900 or MU website for additional updated information. Add/Drop is extended until Thursday, January 29, 2015. Stay safe. Thank you.

Jennifer McGovern, PhD


PhD, Temple University

Office: Bey Hall, Room 256

Phone: 732-923-4658

Email: jmcgover@monmouth.edu

Fall 2014 Office Hours:

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Fall 2014 Courses:

SO 101: Introduction to Sociology

GS/SO 225: Introduction to Gender Studies

SO 234: Sports and Society

Regularly Taught Courses:

SO 234: Sports and Society

PS 252: Race and Ethnicity

SO 101: Introduction to Sociology

PS/SO 274: Global Inequalities

GS/SO 225: Introduction to Gender Studies


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.