With the number of businesses running into trouble for everything from inappropriate funding to sexual harassment allegations, UCF Professor Marshall Schminke makes sure students in his classes are schooled in business ethics.

His college colleagues say he is a pro and this summer so did his colleagues nationwide. Schminke was one of four professors recognized for their excellence with a national Master Ethics Teacher Award.

He was recognized for making significant contributions to the teaching of business ethics at the Teaching Ethics at Universities Conference in late May.

Schminke has served as a research fellow with the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C., and was an advisor to organizations ranging from family businesses to Fortune 500 firms, the U.S. Strategic Command and Army. He also has been an expert witness on corporate ethics in U.S. District Court proceedings. Schminke received his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University and has served as a visiting scholar at Oxford University and the London School of Economics.

He has published two books, more than 40 articles, and given more than 70 presentations on business ethics at professional conferences and universities in the United States and abroad. His thoughts on business strategy, management and ethics have appeared in more than 50 newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsday and Chicago Tribune.

This year Schminke was joined by fellow award recipients Joanne Ciulla of Rutgers University, Daryl Koehn of DePaul University and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld of Yale University.

The Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University hosted the conference and it was sponsored by the Society for Business Ethics and the Wheatley Institution at BYU.