W. Michael Koval

Criminal Justice
Adjunct Faculty

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M.S. Criminal Justice, Hodges University, 2001
B.S. Business, Fairmont State College, 1980
A.S. Criminal Justice, Fairmont State College, 1978

Captain W. Michael Koval serves as an adjunct faculty member of criminal justice in the Nichols School of Professional Studies. Earning his master’s degree in criminal justice from Hodges University in 2001, he currently devotes his time to serving as inspector for the North Port Police Department (NPPD) and leading a cohort of NPPD officers who are in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Hodges.

With more than 40 years of experience in law enforcement, Koval graduated from West Virginia State Police Academy in 1974 and worked as a city policeman for 16 years. In 1991, he was recruited by the Lee County Port Authority and made the move to Florida. Becoming a detective, he found himself investigating incidents at a nearby juvenile halfway house.

Koval went on to spend 14 years as a deputy, homicide investigator and director of training at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office before retiring as captain in 2010. Returning to school to earn his master’s, he fell in love with teaching, which led him to build programs and teach at area colleges and universities. 

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