Adam Kovach, Ph.D.
Adam Kovach has been teaching philosophy at Marymount University since 2004 and has published multiple articles pertaining to topics including emotions. Currently he is visiting Hungary on a Fulbright scholarship with hopes of learning Hungarian as well as researching connections between philosophy and architecture.
Adam has assisted Genstar Capital, KKR, Goldman Sachs, Providence Equity and Carlyle on searches for audit chairs, tax leaders and divisional finance executives.
Early Life and Education
Adam Kovach was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Randy Spencer and Diane Kovach Gettys. Adam studied philosophy and history at Western Michigan University. Additionally, he joined Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and served on student council; unfortunately he died due to injuries sustained from a car accident shortly afterwards. Adam leaves behind his wife Keturah Jones Kovach; their daughter Ilona Purity Kovach; five siblings Christine Bill Fitzsimmons Timmy Gettys Chad Thrasher Kelli Gettys Kelli Gettys Amanda Spencer as well as nine nieces and nephews
Adam Kovach, Professor of Philosophy at Marymount University in the US since 2004, has published extensively on topics including emotion theory and the relation between ideas and ethics. Recently he received a Fulbright scholarship to travel to Hungary and teach at Szechenyi Istvan University Gyor.
Adam leads Spencer Stuart’s Chief Financial Officer Practice as part of its global Private Equity Practice. His experience includes search assignments for public and private technology, consumer products, industrial equipment and communications & media companies as well as providing advice to private equity firms such as Genstar Capital, Berkshire Partners KKR Apollo Carlyle in conducting key searches for audit chairs or direct reports to CFO.
Philosophy Professor at Marymount University, Kovach was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to spend three months at Szechenyi Istvan University in Gyor, Hungary in 2020 to explore its academic life and free speech policies amidst Hungary’s increasing authoritarianism; furthermore he worked towards improving his Hungarian language abilities.
Achievement and Honors
Since 2004, Kovach has taught philosophy at Marymount University in the United States. His expertise lies in research on emotions and their relation to ethics; additionally, he has published numerous articles related to metaphysics and mind philosophy.
Adam takes great pleasure in both academics and athletics. A dedicated athlete, Adam was honored with being selected to the state all-tournament team and also makes up part of his school’s varsity swim team.
Adam Spencer is the son of Randy Spencer and Diane Kovach Gettys. He has one daughter, Ilona Purity. Adam also has many nieces and nephews including Paige Billy Victoria Alisha Kala Raeann Jamie as well as a dog named Bailey.
At home, Randy Spencer lives at 354 Hurlbutt Street Wilton with his wife Keturah Jones Kovach and has two children and one grandson. Additionally, his brother Randy Spencer resides there too and enjoys gardening, playing his guitar, and spending time with family.
Adam received a Fulbright grant in 2020 to teach Philosophy at Szechenyi Istvan University in Gyor, Hungary. This fall marked his long-awaited experience; unfortunately it was interrupted by COVID-19 pandemic and its delays.
He is a member of the American Philosophical Association, authoring multiple books on Philosophy and Theology. Additionally, he is an avid reader and is fluent in both English and Hungarian; his interests span traveling, history, hiking and horticulture.