Dr. Roy Darville

Professor of Biology and Chair of the Biology and Chemistry Department

Roy_driving_Go-Devil.jpgI have been blessed to be on the faculty at ETBU for the past 30 years.   Following the completion of my PhD and a one year post-doctoral experience at Oklahoma State University, I accepted a biology teaching position at ETBU.  I came to ETBU because I felt God was calling me to devote my life to teaching at a small, liberal arts, Christ-centered university.  I really enjoy teaching and I particularly enjoy building personal relationships with the students in my classes.  In addition to my teaching duties, I serve as the Chair of the Department of Biology and Chemistry.  By training, I am an aquatic biologist and have been conducting freshwater research in East Texas since 1976.  I conduct regular water quality monitoring at Caddo Lake and the Big Cypress Bayou watershed in Northeast Texas.  If you would like to learn more about my Caddo Lake research, please visit my Research Summary web page. If you are interested in this type of work as a career, I urge you to contact me to discuss the possibility of you working with me.  I have led three biology classes to China for an international travel-study experience.  In China we study environmental education facilities and spend time working with the greatly endangered giant panda.  My wonderful and supportive wife is a graduate of the teacher education program at ETBU.  I am blessed to have two sons who love the Lord.  My oldest son teaches English in Guangzhou, China and my youngest son works here in Marshall. 

"And he answered, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself" Luke 10:27

Education/Degrees/Years of attainment:

  • PhD in Zoology (1982)
    Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. in Biology (1978)
    Lamar University
  • B.S. in Biology (1976)
    Lamar University

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor of Biology, East Texas Baptist University (1983-Present) 

Recent Scholarly Activity (Presentations, Publications, etc.):

  • Big Cypress Environmental Flows Conference, Jefferson, Texas (2012)
  • Big Cypress Environmental Flows Conference, Jefferson, Texas (2011)
  • Workshop on Protection of Watersheds in Texas, Jefferson, Texas (2010)
  • Big Cypress Environmental Flows Conference, Jefferson, Texas (2010)
  • U.S. National Ramsar Committee, Salt Lake City, Utah (2010)
  • Caddo Lake Watershed Protection Conference, Jefferson, TX (2009)
  • Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2008)
  • Caddo Lake Watershed Protection Conference, Jefferson, TX (2008)
  • Caddo Lake Watershed Protection Conference, Jefferson, TX  (2007)
  • A Comparison of Litter Production in Young and Old Baldcypress (Taxodium distichium [L.] stands at Caddo Lake,Texas - Texas Journal of Science (February 2010)
  • Influence of Water Level and Water Quality on Productivity of Young and Bald Cypress Stands at Caddo Lake, Soc. of Wetland Scientists, Washington, D.C  (May 2008)
  • Stand Composition and Litter-fall in a Northeast Texas Baldcypress Swamp, 14th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Athens, GA (Feb 2007)

Contact Me:

(903) 923-2246