Professor McGetchin has presented papers at academic conferences in North America, Europe, and India, including the German Studies Association, the World History Association, the University of California, the international Conference of Asian Scholars ( Berlin), South and Central Asia Fulbright Conference (Chennai), as well as specialized conferences organized at the South Asian Institute (Heidelberg, Germany), the India International Centre (New Delhi, India), University of Hawaii at Mānoa, University of Calcutta, Gurudas College (Kolkata, India), University of Toronto (Canada), University of California Los Angeles, and Harvard University. He served as Director of the FAU Peace Studies Program 2012-13 and President of the Southeast World History Association (SEWHA), 2014-15. He reviews books for scholarly journals including German Studies Review, German Studies Quarterly, German Historical Institute London Bulletin, The Historian, and Francia.
His grants include a U.S. Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Program Research Fellowship to Kolkata, India, 2013-14, and a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Annual Grant for dissertation research to Leipzig and Berlin, Germany, 1999-2000. His teaching awards include FAU's university-wide Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2010, and Exceptional Faculty Award of the Northern Campus in 2011 and 2013.