Biology - Dr. Marty Harvill
Marty Harvill


About Dr. Marty L. Harvill


Marty Harvill was born in Paragould, Arkansas where he played sports and worked on the family farm. He attended Arkansas State University and earned B.S.E. and M.S in Biology. In 1994, he earned a Ph.D. in Biology from Texas A&M University, College Station. During the next four years he taught at Bowling Green State University and University of Toledo as a lecture and visiting professor. From 1998-2007, he taught at Mississippi University for Women an reached the rank of full professor. His Baylor career started in 2007 as a senior lecturer. During his 20 years, he has taught more than 15,000 students and has mentored more than 300 students through research projects. During the last 7 years, he has been working ways to incorporate research into the Baylor biology curriculum and into science classes of Waco ISD. Most of these research opportunities take place at the Lake Waco Wetlands which is a partnership between City of Waco, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Baylor University.


His wife, Jane L. Harvill (Baylor Statistics Professor), they been married for more than 28 years. They have two daughters Katherine, Rebecca, and twin boys Cooper and Conrad, 11 years old. Katherine is married to Isaac Hawthorn and they have two children Christopher (5) and Miles (3), which live in South Carolina. Rebecca is married to Clay Oldham and they are attend graduate school at Texas Tech University. During his free time you will usually see him attending Baylor sporting events with his family or coaching his twins in a sport.

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