MARTIN V. COVINGTON
Memorial Tribute  

Professor Martin V. Covington, cherished mentor, teacher, colleague, and friend, passed away on January 29, 2018, just five months after publishing his most recent work, Life Beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation. To show the breadth and depth of Marty’s impact and to honor his memory, we present this tribute.


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