Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Mary Elizabeth King, PhD

Title: Political Scientist, Educator, Acclaimed Author of History Theory and Nonviolent Action

Location: Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States



Civic Affiliations/Involvement:

  • Amideast (former board director)
  • Arca Foundation (officer, trustee)
  • Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development
  • English Writers Club, Ohio Wesleyan University (president)
  • Global Action (former president)
  • International Commission on Peace and Food
  • Peace and Justice Studies Association
  • The Authors Guild


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2024)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2024)
  • Honoree, Who’s Who of Professional Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2023)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2023)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020, 2019)
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Ohio Wesleyan University (2011)
  • Elected Fellow, Aberystwyth University, Wales, United Kingdom (2011)
  • Recipient, James M. Lawson Nonviolent Achievement Award (2011)
  • Laureate, El-Hibri Peace Education Prize (2009)
  • Recipient, Unsolicited Research Grant, United States Institute of Peace (2008-2010)
  • Recipient, Jamnalal Bajaj International Award (2003)
  • Elected Fellow, Albert Einstein Institution, Boston (1996-1998)
  • Inductee, National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, NY (1992)
  • Recipient, OWU Distinguished Achievement Award, Ohio Wesleyan University (1989)
  • Recipient, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award (1988)
  • Elected Member, Authors Guild (1987)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Achievement Award, Women’s Equity Action League (1977)

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