William Jarvis

Professor
Department
Bio/Chem
Phone
607-962-9551
Office
Science, Office (S215)
William Jarvis

Dr. William Francis Jarvis has a wealth of experience in hands-on chemistry application, as well as teaching complex subject matter to students of all levels.

Dr. Jarvis experienced the joy of teaching early in his college years while an undergraduate at SUNY Cortland. He was one of several teaching assistants who taught small groups of students organic chemistry via mastery learning. During his graduate career at Syracuse University, Dr. Jarvis was a science tutor and eventually taught courses.

Dr. Jarvis also worked in pharmaceuticals, the chemical industry, and environmental risk assessment area for Syracuse Research Corporation, subcontracting with federal agencies such as the EPA and CDC. While these jobs were rewarding and exciting, Dr. Jarvis knew that his passion was teaching.

He now shares the knowledge he gained while in industrial professions with students pondering their own future jobs and careers. In addition to his chemistry experience, Dr. Jarvis is committed to nurturing the growth of his students so that they can handle difficult material and problems. His office door is (almost) always open.

Favorite Course to Teach

Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 2010)

Personal Glimpse

I believe that teaching is one of the highest callings a person can have in life. I will try almost anything to help a student get through a problem, even in sports. As a basketball point guard, I always tried to help others learn to play better and together (except for the other team during games, of course).

Publications and Projects

Dr. William Francis Jarvis has been published several times throughout his career, including:

  • Howard, P.H., Boethling, R.S., Jarvis, W.F., Meylan, W.M., and Michalenko, E.M. (1991) Handbook of Environmental Degradation Rates. Chelsea, MI, Lewis Publishers, Inc.
  • Howard, P.H., ed.; Jarvis, W.F.; Sage, G.W.; Basu, D.K.; Gray, D.A.; Meylan, W.; and Crosbie, E.K.; assoc. eds. (1990) Handbook of Environmental Fate and Exposure Data for Organic Chemicals, Vol. I, Large Production and Priority Pollutants. Chelsea, MI, Lewis Publishers, Inc.
  • Howard, P.H., ed.; Sage, G.W.; Jarvis, W.F.; Gray, D.A; assoc. eds. (1990) Handbook of Environmental Fate and Exposure Data for Organic Chemicals, Vol. II,Solvents. Chelsea, MI, Lewis Publishers, Inc.
  • Howard, P.H., ed.; Michalenko, E.M; Jarvis, W.F.; Basu, D.K.; Sage, G.W.; Meylan, W.; Beauman, J.A.; and Gray, D.A.; assoc. eds. (1991) Handbook of Environmental Fate and Exposure Data for Organic Chemicals, Vol. III, Pesticides. Chelsea, MI, Lewis Publishers, Inc.
  • Howard, P.H., ed.; Michalenko, E.M; Basu, D.K.; Sage, G.W.; Meylan, W.; Beauman, J.A.; Jarvis, W.F.; and Gray, D.A.; assoc. eds. (1993) Handbook of Environmental Fate and Exposure Data for Organic Chemicals, Vol. IV, Solvents 2. Chelsea, MI, Lewis Publishers, Inc.
  • His most important current project is volunteering with the Community Science Institute in Ithaca doing baseline water testing screening for potential pollutants that may increase in local streams should hydrofracking ever be allowed in New York State.

Professional Memberships

Although not a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Dr. William Francis Jarvis is active in the local section of the ACS activities. He assists with the organization and set up for the ACS sponsored Chem Bowl. This is a competition for high school chemistry students held at CCC each spring.