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Meet Dr. Roy Darville

"'And He said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’" Matthew 22:37-39

Dr. Roy Darville has taught biology at East Texas Baptist University since 1983 and serves as Associate Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in biology from Lamar University. He holds a Ph.D. in zoology from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Darville's doctoral research was on the effects of an aquatic toxicant on the physiology and biochemistry of an aquatic insect. At OSU he also completed a one-year post-doctoral research program on the physiology and biochemistry of tick salivary glands. Dr. Darville teaches courses in zoology, botany, toxicology, and biochemistry. His research interests are in water quality and ecology of Caddo Lake, which is a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, and the lakes and streams in its watershed. During May terms, he takes ETBU students on international Global Study and Serve trips. Dr. Darville was elected as a university Professor of Distinction in 2014. He strongly believes that the integration of Christian faith with Christian higher education prepares students to have a great career in science and to serve God and His kingdom.