Associate Professor, English
Office: Ovalwood 235
Barbara McGovern specializes in 18th-century British literature and Women's Studies. She is author of the book Anne Finch and Her Poetry: A Critical Biography, and co-editor of The Anne Finch Wellesley Manuscript Poems: A Critical Edition. She has published articles on such women writers as George Eliot and Margaret Tyler. She received the Ohio State University 1994 Excellence in Scholarship Award and the College of Humanities 2001 Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring Award. Dr. McGovern has directed a number of Individual Studies (693) projects on 18th- and 19th-century women authors and has served on a couple of undergraduate thesis committees for students working towards graduating with research distinction in English.