For Mike Koval, good news often comes in threes.
In 2003, he gave up his full-time private law practice to become a stay-at-home dad to his new triplets. Seeking to re-enter the job market three years later, he was hired as an adjunct faculty member in Salisbury University's Management and Marketing Department in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. Three years after that, in 2009, he joined the department's Accounting and Legal Studies faculty, teaching legal environment and business law.
Now, three years later, he has been named one of the nation's top legal studies educators, earning the Academy of Legal Studies in Business' prestigious Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Award.
One of the most important aspects of the Hewitt Master Teacher competition is the way it raises the profile of the people who teach business law across our guild. This is a small sample of the stories about recent winners, which highlight their achievement, but also the great work done by business law professors around the country.