Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Marilynn J. Smiley, PhD, Distinctive Teaching Professor Emerita

Title: Distinctive Teaching Professor Emerita

Company: The State University of New York at Oswego

Location: Oswego, New York, United States






  • American Association of University Women, New York State Division (historian, 2004-2013) (unofficial historian, 2000-2004) (diversity director, 1993-1996) (area interest representative, 1990-1992) (branch council coordinator, 1988-1990) (branch council representative, district III, 1986-1988)
  • American Association of University Women, Oswego Branch (president, 2007-2021) (co-president, 2007-2021) (diversity chairperson, 1995-present) (president, 1984-1986)
  • American Musicological Society, Status of Women Committee (1997-2000)
  • American Musicological Society, New York Chapter (chapter representative, 1993-1996) (chairman, 1975-1977)
  • American Musicological Society, New York State-St. Lawrence Chapter (board of directors, 1993-1996)
  • American Recorder Society
  • Ball State University
  • Delta Kappa Gamma, Indiana Chapter (music chairperson, 1961)
  • Delta Kappa Gamma, New York Chapter (music chairperson, 1968)
  • Delta Phi Alpha
  • Early Music America
  • Friends of Fort Ontario (member)
  • H. Lee White Maritime Museum (member)
  • Heritage Foundation of Oswego
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Music Library Association
  • National Organization for Women
  • Northwestern University
  • Ontario Singers (affiliate)
  • Oswego County Historical Society (member)
  • Oswego Opera Theater (board member, 1978-present)
  • Oswego Recorder Consort
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Kappa Lambda
  • Safe Haven (member)
  • Sigma Alpha Iota
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Society for American Music, Membership Committee (2003-2004) (membership chairperson, 1998-2003)
  • The College Music Society
  • The Medieval Academy of America
  • The Renaissance Society of America
  • University of Illinois


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2022, 2019, 2018)
  • Honoree, Who’s Who of Professional Woman, Marquis Who’s Who (2022, 2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2019, 2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2018-2019, 1987-2016)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the East,” Marquis Who’s Who (2014-2016, 2012-2013, 2006-2010, 2002-2003)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2011, 1995-1998, 1987-1988)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Entertainment,” Marquis Who’s Who (1998-1999, 1992-1993)
  • Grantee, National Endowment of the Humanities (1990-1991)
  • Grantee, American Association of University Women (1984)
  • Fellow, State University of New York Research Foundation, Summers (1974, 1972, 1971)
  • Recipient, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (1973)
  • Recipient, Delta Kappa Gamma International Scholarship (1964-1965)
  • Certification, Ecoles d’Art Americaines, Fontainebleau, France (1959)

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