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Dr. Joseph W. Kovach

Professor and Department Chairman | Calumet College of St. Joseph

Dr. Joseph W. Kovach is well-regarded for his tenure as a professor and the chairman of the departments of psychology, natural and social sciences, and general education at Calumet College of St. Joseph since 1984. Amassing more than 50 years of professional experience, he has further served as the president of Joseph W. Kovach and Associates Ltd. since 1969 and the director of the Educational Research Exchange since 1988. Allocating much of his time to the study and teaching of general, clinical and experimental psychology, he has disseminated his findings to scholarly journals, books, conferences and lectures around the world, having recently contributed to a two-volume book regarding the psychology of violence. Dr. Kovach is a licensed school psychologist in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri, as well as a certified marriage and family therapist in Indiana. Recognized as a diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners, he is particularly proud of witnessing his students glean wisdom from his teachings, emphasizing that students have intrinsic abilities to learn and absorb information. Dr. Kovach holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the Illinois Institute of Technology and another Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Legacy Video

Dr. Kovach was honored for his tenure in education and psychology with a legacy video from Marquis Who’s Who.

Millennium Magazine

Honoring his success, Dr. Kovach was featured on his cover of the inaugural edition of Millennium, A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine.

Insight Magazine

Dr. Kovach was spotlighted in the third edition of Insight, reflecting upon his industry and changes in his field.

The Wall Street Journal (2018)

Recognizing his receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Kovach was featured in the Central edition of The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

The Wall Street Journal (2023)

Dr. Kovach was celebrated alongside his peers in the Central edition of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Marquis Newsletter (Spring 2017)

To attest to his success and longevity in the field, Dr. Kovach was honored with a comprehensive newsletter documenting his feats in the spring of 2017.

Marquis Newsletter (Spring 2019)

Dr. Kovach’s vocational journey was detailed in a newsletter by Marquis Who’s Who in the spring of 2019.

Marquis Timeline

Recognizing his achievements and educational prowess, Dr. Kovach’s vocational path was documented in a timeline of professional milestones.



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