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university administrator , History educator

Richard Clayton Smoot, American history educator, university administrator. Grantee Kentucky Oral History Commission, 1987.


Smoot, Richard Clayton was born on July 14, 1956 in Ashland, Kentucky, United States. Son of Richard Clayton Junior and Marilyn Joyce (McFann) Smoot.


Bachelor, Marshall University, 1978. Master of Arts, Marshall University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kentucky, 1988.


Historian, U. Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, 1985-1988;assistant professor, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1988-1989;research editor, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1989;director technical assistance program, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1989-1990;director international trade, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1990-1992;director business research, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1992-1993. Member history faculty Marshall U., 1989-1993. Consultant Louisiana Endowment for Humanities, 1989, Kentucky Ednl. television, 1989.

Advisory board Appalachian Export Center Hardwoods, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1991-1992.


  • Other Work

    • Co-editor: West Virginia Exporters and Buyers, 1992. Contributor articles, book reviews to professional publications.


Fund raiser American Heart Association, Huntington, 1978, University Kentucky College Arts and Sciences, Lexington, 1987. Member American Association of University Professors, American History Association, Oral History Association, Organization American Historians, Southern History Association, Marshall University Alumni Association (board directors 1980-1987, fund raiser 1991), Alpha Tau Omega (resident scholar 1983-1985), Phi Alpha Theta (chapter president).


Richard Clayton Smoot Junior

Marilyn Joyce (McFann) Smoot