Liza Skryzhevska

Associate Professor of Geography/Hamilton Campus

Miami University
(513) 785-3290


  • BS, Geography. Odessa National University (1989)
  • MS, Geography. Odessa National University (1989)
  • PhD, Geography. University of Idaho (2007)


  • Human Geography
  • Regional Development
  • Eastern Europe
  • Ukraine
  • Geographic Information Systems


  • GEO 101: Global Forces, Local Diversity
  • GEO 241: Map Interpretation
  • GEO 307: Geography of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia
  • GEO 441/541: Geographic Information Systems

Selected Publications

  • Karacsonyi, D., K. Hanaoka, Y. Skryzhevska. 2021. Long-Term Mass Displacements - The Main Demographic Consequence of Nuclear Disasters? The Demography of Disasters.
  • Antipova, A., Y. Skryzhevska, & H. Kung. 2017. The Impact of Geography and Labor upon the Size of Job Agglomerations in Memphis, Tennessee. Data-Enabled Discovery and Applications.
  • Green, J., Y. Skryzhevska, & S. Toops. 2017. Atlas Use in Teaching Geography in Higher Education in the USA and Canada. Ukranian Journal of Human Geography.
  • Skryzhevska, Y., V.P. Tynkkynen, and S. Leppanen. 2015. Russia's climate policies and local reality. Polar Geography.
  • Skryzhevska, Y., K. Karacsonyl, and K. Botsu. 2014. Separatism in Donbas in the context of Ukraine's Regional Diversity. 
  • Skryzhevska, Y., J. Green, and R. Abbitt.  2013. GIS Text Content as a Basis for Map Interpretation Skill Development. Cartographica, 48(1), pp. 38-46.
  • Johansen, H. and Y. Skryzhevska, 2013. Adaptation Priorities in Russia’s High North: Climate Change vs. Post-Soviet Transition. Polar Geography.
  • Green, J.,  M. Henry, Y. Skryzhevska, and S. Toops, 2012. Map Interpretation in Introductory Geography Courses: Syllabi Study. Research in Geographic Education. Volume 14, pp.42-54.
  • Skryzhevska S. and D. Karacsonyi. 2012. Rural Population in Ukraine: Assessing Reality, Looking for Revitalization. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, 61(1) 49-78.
  • Gillen, J., Y. Skryzhevska, M. Henry, J. Green. 2010. Map Interpretation Instruction in Introductory Textbooks: A Preliminary Investigation. Journal of Geography, in print.
  • Skryzhevska, Y. 2008. Regional Inequalities in Ukraine: Causes, Consequences, Policy Implications.
  • Skryzhevska, Y., 2010. Rural Population in Ukraine: Assessing Reality, Looking for Revitalization. GeoJournal, in review.
  • Anderson, V.N., I. Kabanets, S. Kudelina, Y. Skryzhevska, “Integrated Environment Assessment in Urban & Regional Planning in Ukraine: Some GIS Application” in GIS/MARI ’94 Conference Proceedings – Utrecht/Amsterdam: EGIS Foundation, 1994, pp. 1949-1950.
  • Anderson, V.N., Y. Skryzhevska, “Solving Medical Geography Problems with GIS: The Case of South Ukraine” in JEC-GI ’96 Conference Proceedings- Ohmasha/IOS Press: Amsterdam, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington, DC, 196, pp. 857-861.
  • Anderson, V.N., Y. Skryzhevska, “Integrated Coastal Management with GIS: The Case of Ukrainian Black Sea Region” in JEC-GI ’97 Conference Proceedings – Ohmasha/IOS Press: Amsterdam, Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington, DC, 1997, pp. 738-747.