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Geoffrey Marshall was American university official. Associate Danforth Foundation, 1968-1974; recipient Couch Scholars award for excellence in undergraduate education University Oklahoma, 1967.


Marshall, Geoffrey was born on February 6, 1938 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Ray Ardell and Mary (Elsen) Marshall.


Bachelor, Franklin and Marshall College, 1959. Master of Arts, Rice University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Rice University, 1965.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Mansfield State College, 1980. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Ursinus College, 1990.


Associate Professor of English, U. Oklahoma, Norman, 1964-1974;assistant provost, U.Okla., Norman, 1973-1974;director division state programs, National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, 1974-1978;director division education programs, National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, 1978-1980;deputy chairman, National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, 1981-1985;associate provost and dean for academic affairs, Graduate School CUNY, 1985-1992;acting provost Vice-President for academic affairs, Graduate School CUNY, 1992-1994;provost, senior vice president, Graduate School CUNY, 1994-1998;retired, Graduate School CUNY, 1998. Board directors Ursinus College, since 1986.


Trustee Norman Public Library, 1970-1974. Chairman Oklahoma Humanities Committee, 1971-1974. Member Norman Human Rights Commission, 1972-1973.

Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English, American Society 18th Century Studies, National Collegiate Honors Council (executive committee 1972-1974).


Married Mary Gale Beckwith, June 17, 1961. Children: Eden Elizabeth, Erin Elizabeth.

Ray Ardell Marshall

Mary (Elsen) Marshall

Mary Gale Beckwith

Eden Elizabeth Marshall

Erin Elizabeth Marshall