Inspirational biology prof a finalist for Integrity award
As a student at Baylor, I often took for granted that my professors did much more than just teach the material; they truly open up and give of themselves, which often leads to spending extra hours in the office meeting with students to answer questions about everything from their assignments to life in general. Many students end up looking to a particular professor as a mentor, and for some, it goes beyond that to inspiration.
Dr. Marty Harvill, a senior biology lecturer, falls in that last category. Nominated by his students, Harvill is one of 15 finalists for the Inspire Integrity Awards, presented annually by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars to recognize “faculty members who have had a significant impact on their students’ lives and instilled a high degree of personal and academic integrity.”
Harvill says he has made it a point throughout his career to teach not just what was in the textbook, but also the importance of acting with integrity in their classes and their careers, noting that the students’ actions reflect not only on them individually but also on the University.
Sic ’em, Dr. Harvill!