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Tamara McGovern

Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Tamara McGovern

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Dr. Tamara McGovern joined the Limestone University faculty in 2009 after completing several post-doctoral positions in exciting locales including Central America, Washington State, Clemson, Baton Rouge and south Alabama. Her work in marine ecology has been published in numerous scholarly journals. She currently teaches courses in both the day and internet programs. Dr McGovern enjoys outdoor activities ranging from gardening to hiking and is an avid contra dancer, dance caller and dance organizer. She enjoys traveling, art, music, reading, home improvement and spending time with her dog.

Professional Accomplishments

  • Recipient of the Fullerton Award for teaching (2013)
  • Author/ co-author on 10 peer-reviewd papers and 1 book chapter
  • Attendee/ presenter at numerous scientific meetings
  • Member of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists; the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology


  • BA - University of Virginia
  • MS - University of Houston
  • PhD - Florida State Universtiy