John McArdle, adjunct professor of business at County College of Morris (CCM), recently received two distinguished honors. McArdle, who teaches business law and tax procedure at CCM, was named the 2013 Gaylord Jentz Scholar as well as one of four finalists for the 2013 Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Symposium by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB).
As the winner of this year’s Jentz Scholar Award, McArdle is recognized by the ALSB as an up-and-coming legal studies scholar and will attend the group’s annual conference August 6-10 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston.
McArdle will also give a 40-minute presentation at the conference as one of the Master Teacher finalists. The presentation will consist of teaching a lesson he outlined in his proposal. A vote by those in attendance will select the winner of the competition, who will moderate next year’s Master Teacher Symposium. The four finalists were selected in a double-blind review process by a panel of leading business law faculty from throughout the country.
The ALSB consists of approximately 1,000 of the country’s best and brightest business law faculty. The Scholar award is named after Professor Gaylord Jentz, who taught for more than 30 years at the University of Texas at Austin and was an integral part of the ALSB and a past president. The Master Teacher Symposium is named after Charles Hewitt, an award winning professor who taught at Indiana University.
McArdle holds a J.D. from Seton Hall Law School, where he was a Chancellor's Scholar, a LL.M. in taxation from Temple University School of Law, where he is currently on the faculty, master’s degrees in government administration and education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in urban studies from Thomas Edison State College. He also is completing a doctorate in higher education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.