Lois Whealey


Title: Citizen Activist
Location: Athens, Ohio, United States

Lois Whealey, Citizen Activist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Activism.

With more than 65 years of professional experience, Ms. Whealey is a citizen activist in Athens, Ohio. Prior to obtaining her current role, she was an administrative assistant for the Ohio University Humanities Conference in 1983 and from 1974 to 1976. She was previously an eighth grade teacher with Slauson Junior High School from 1958 to 1959, a sixth grade teacher with Amerman School from 1957 to 1958, and an adult basic education teacher with the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1957. Earlier in her career, she was a seventh grade teacher with the Fort Knox Dependent Schools from 1955 to 1956 and a fifth grade teacher with Swayne School from 1952 to 1953.

Ms. Whealey first pursued an education with Stanford University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1951. She then joined the University of Michigan, receiving a Master of Education in 1955. She subsequently completed a Master of Arts in political science from Ohio University in 1975. She later continued her studies with the school, earning a Master of Science in social science in 2007.

A respected voice in her areas of interest, Ms. Whealey has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. A former Ohio Board Member and president of the Athens Branch of the American Association of University Women, she is also the former president of the League of Women Voters of Athens County. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Lambda Theta, and Democracy Over Corporations. She has been active with the Rural Action AmeriCorps VISTA, and she was a part time instructor with Ohio University.

Throughout her career, Ms. Whealey has been recognized for her contributions. The recipient of the Nora Price Award from the SEOH Planned Parenthood, the United Campus Ministry gave her a Social Justice Award, the League of Women Voters of Athens County gave her a Spirit Award, and the Ohio Alliance Environment gave her the Award for Individual Contribution Over a Lifetime. She was named an Outstanding Feminist by the Athens Herstory Celebration, a Peacemaker by the Appalachian Peace and Justice Network, and a Woman of Achievement by the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council. She also received the Community Service Award from the Athens County Community Services Council, the How-To-Award from the Educational Press Association of America, and the Unsung Unitarian Universalist Award from the Ohio-Meadville District Unitarian Universalist Association.

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