McGovern, Lorrie

Title: Associate Dean, Graduate Studies in Business, Associate Professor of Business Administration

Department: Donald R. Tapia School of Business

Phone: 352-588-7869



  • Doctor of Business Administration – Marketing with an Advanced Certificate in Management - Argosy University
  • Master of Arts – Organizational Management - Tusculum College
  • Bachelor of Science – Organizational Management - Virginia Intermont College
  • Associates in Applied Science – Computer Studies – Camden County Community College


Dr. Lorrie McGovern began her career at Saint Leo University in October 2010. Prior to working at Saint Leo, she was at King University in Bristol, Tennessee. Previous employment also included work as a small business entrepreneur and as director of community development at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce.

Community Affiliation:

  • Florida Diversity Council, State Council Board Member; Tampa Bay Chapter Member, Activities & Events Co-Chair
  • Leadership Tampa Bay – Class of 2013
  • Smart Start Advisory Board, Dade City Business Incubator
  • Society for Human Resource Managers, HR Tampa Chapter; SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
  • Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Graduate teaching includes the following areas: Doctoral Success Skills, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, and Organizational Behavior.

Personal and professional interests are consistent with her areas of teaching. Specifically, Dr. McGovern is most passionate about entrepreneurship, international travel, and marketing. She enjoys traveling with MBA students on the international experience that includes the MBA 575 Global Business Management and MBA 597 Entrepreneurship courses. Recent international travel for the University included trips to Costa Rica, India, Panama, and Spain.

Her research interests include entrepreneurship, economic development and academic excellence.

Honors & Awards:

  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, 2010
  • Sigma Beta Delta National Honor Society, inducted in April 2013
  • Skelton Fellow of Rotary International District 7570, 2006-2007
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Sam Walton Fellow, 2005-2007
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal Woman of The Year - Finalist – Education, 2013
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers: 2004, 2005, 2006, & 2007

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