Professional Bio


  • PhD, Creative Writing, Literature, Poetry, Creative Writing Program, University of Houston
  • Master of Arts, Philosophy, Stanford University
  • Denver Center Theatre Company, the Playwrights’ Unit (yearlong workshop at the Denver Center)
  • Master of Arts, English, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio
  • Bachelor of Arts, Special Education, University of Northern Colorado

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Regis University, Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts
  • University of Houston, Visiting Assistant Professor, Honors College
  • Tir na Nog: An Irish Theatre, Artistic Director, Denver
  • Ad Hoc Theatre, Associate Artistic Director, Denver
  • Urban Theatre Project, Associate Artistic Director, Houston
  • Village Voice Media, Editorial, Denver/New York

Research & Scholarship

  • Poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New Republic, Poetry magazine, Shenandoah, Western Humanities Review, Chicago Review, Sewanee Review, Kenyon Review, The Houston Post, Westword, The Denver Quarterly, The North American Review and elsewhere.

Awards & Recognition

  • McGovern’s play “Joseph K,” produced by The LIDA Project, received the 2009 Denver Post Ovation Award for best new work.