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 the University of Toledo as a lecturer and visiting professor. From 1998-2007, he taught at Mississippi University for Women a reached the rank of full professor. His Baylor career started in 2007 as a senior lecturer. During his 25+ years, he has taught more than 23,000+ students and has mentored more than 500+ students through research projects. During the last seven years, he has been working ways to incorporate research into the Baylor biology curriculum and science classes of local school systems. Most of these research opportunities take place at the Lake Waco Wetlands, which is a partnership between the City of Waco, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Baylor University.
He is married to Dr. Jane L. Harvill (Baylor Statistics Professor) since 1985. They have two daughters Katherine, Rebecca, and twin boys Cooper and Conrad. They also have three grandsons Christopher, Miles, and Charlie. During his free time, you will usually see him attending Baylor sporting events with his family.