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.