Lois Whealey

Lois Deimel Whealey

Citizen Activist

For more than 65 years, Lois Whealey has worked as an educator and citizen activist dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmental justice projects. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Stanford University and a Master of Education from the University of Michigan. She began teaching fifth grade at the Owyhee Combined School in 1952 and continued teaching K-8 across Michigan and Kentucky in addition to a one-year stint in Oxford, England as an adult basic education instructor for the United States Air Force. In 1975, Ms. Whealey completed a Master of Arts in political science at The Ohio State University, where she taught part-time, and focused on activism, working as an administrative assistant for the Ohio University Humanities Conference and with the Athens County Regional Planning Association, the International Women’s Year, and the League of Women Voters. She was elected President of the Athens City School District Board of Education in 1985, and continued to pursue leadership roles with the Ohio Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Ohio Women Inc., and the Ohio Alliance for the Environment. In 2007, Ms. Whealey returned to The Ohio State University and completed a Master of Science in social science.

Video Profile

Ms. Whealey talks about hosting a program called “Women, Today and Yesterday” and her other career endeavors in her video profile.

Wall Street Journal

Ms. Whealey was recently honored as one of an exclusive group of Marquis listees in the Wall Street Journal.

Lois Demiel Whealey

Fortune Magazine

Ms. Whealey was highlighted as a Marquis Who’s Who Top Educator in a full-page Fortune Magazine spread.

Lois Demiel Whealey

Millennium Magazine - Ninth Edition

Ms. Whealey was interviewed and featured on the cover of the ninth edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Millennium Magazine - Seventh Edition

In a feature for the seventh edition of Millennium Magazine, Ms. Whealey explores her role in social services and activism.

Insight Magazine

In her Insight Magazine feature, Ms. Whealey provides advice on what she believes makes one successful.

Best Of

Ms. Whealey’s Best Of feature highlights the attributes that make her one of the best at helping social causes.

Personal Website

Visitors to Ms. Whealey’s website are provided a comprehensive account of her career achievements.


Ms. Whealey’s chronological career timeline is rich with information that displayers her continued passion for her work.

Top Executives

In the Top Executives feature, Ms. Whealey’s skills and expertise are explored through the lens of her leadership expertise.

Press Release 2020

Ms. Whealey’s 2020 press release celebrates her achievements in activism.

Lifetime Achievement

Ms. Whealey was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Press Release 2017

Ms. Whealey’s 2017 press release highlights her work across the country.

Worldwide Humanitarian

Ms. Whealey is widely known for her activism and has been recognized as a Worldwide Humanitarian.

Who's Who in the World Press Release

Ms. Whealey’s inclusion in Who’s Who in the World was announced via a press release in 2020.


Ms. Whealey’s 2021 Newsletter highlights her versatility having served as an educator alongside her humanitarian efforts. 



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