Nebraska Authors

Lois Schwab

AKA: Lois Dorothy Opper Schwab

Born 1925-01-26 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 2015-10-24
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Lincoln Memorial Park

Long-time Professor of Human Development and the Family at the University of Nebraska. One topic of her professional writing was services for disabled homemakers. Dr. Schwab was chosen as Nebraska Mother of the Year in 1987. Lois' commitment to family life and people with disabilities was shown through her teaching at UNL and her involvement and leadership in local, state and national organizations.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Home Economics; Disabled Rehabilitation


Bachelor of Science Degree, 1946, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree, 1947, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, 1966, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Professor of Human Development and the Family
Associate Dean of Home Economics for Research (1987-1990)
Interim Chair for Nutrition and Food Service Management

Places Worked

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Nebraska Mother of the Year in 1987


Mortar Board
Omicron Nu
Phi Upsilon
American Mothers, Inc., (President, 1995-1997)

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