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literature and language professor

Cynthia Louise Marshall, American literature and language professor. Certified yoga instructor 2005. Named scholarship in her name, Butler County Community College, 1990; recipient Excellence award, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, 2005; grantee, Pennsylvania Humanities Council, 1990, National Education Association, 1999—2001.


Marshall, Cynthia Louise was born on August 16, 1956 in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Luther Harold and Elizabeth (Prescott) Marshall.


Bachelor of Science in English summa cum laude, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, 1978. Master of Arts in English, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Education, University Pittsburgh, 1987.

Doctor of Philosophy, Kenyon College, 1996. Student, University New Mexico, since 2010.


Graduate assistant Slippery Rock University, 1978—1980. Owner, manager Whistler Enterprises, Butler, Pennsylvania, since 1980. Adjunct instructor English, Butler County Community College, 1988-1990.

Instructor English Community College Beaver County, since 1990, assistant professor, 1990-1997, professor, since 1997. Grant evaluator Pennsylvania Humanities Council, 2006. Presenter, lecturer in field.


  • Certified yoga instructor 2005.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles, book reviews and poems to publications.


Appraiser, volunteer United Cerebral Palsy, Butler, since 1987. Member Pennsylvania Governor's Conference Libraries, since 1990. Writer International Diversity Conference University of California at Los Angeles, 2004.

Established Community College Beaver County Yoga Program, 2007. Member Democratic Committee of Butler County, Butler. Board directors Community College Beaver County Foundation, 1993.

Planning council Community College Beaver County, 2006. Member Stratford Festival Friends. With Upaya Chaplaincy Program, Santa Fe, 2010.

Volunteer Hospice; Member of National Council For Teacher Education, American Association of University Women, Modern Language Association, American Association Endigenous Professors, Native American College & University Professors, American Association American Indian, Pennsylvania College English Association, Smithsonian Associates, National Trust History Preservation, Wintherthur Museum, Slippery Rock University Alumni Association (life).


  • Other Interests

    Antiques, movies, collecting quilts, yoga.


Married William H. Smith, December 30, 1985.

Luther Harold Marshall

Elizabeth (Prescott) Marshall

William H. Smith