Dr. Liza Skryzhevska

Dr. Liza Skyryzhevska is the Associate Dean of Miami Regionals. She was born in Odessa, Ukraine, a city on the Black Sea. Dr. Skyryzhevska earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geography from Odessa National University in Ukraine and her Ph.D. in geography from the University of Idaho. 

In 2007, Dr. Skyryzhevska started her career at Miami Regionals as an Assistant Professor of Geography, and in 2017, she was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science. This past academic year, she coordinated the restructuring of the Divisional Advisory Council and launched College Access, a new partnership initiative collaborating with local high schools and career centers in order to improve college-going rates and college awareness in high school graduates. 

Dr. Skyryzhevska was awarded the Miami University Hamilton Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014, an award that she truly values. 

Outside of Miami Regionals, she completed the CLIMB Leadership program offered through the Middletown, Trenton and Monroe Chamber of Commerce and participated in the Leadership 21 Program offered through the West Chester Chamber of Commerce. 

Dr. Skyryzhevska has a daughter, Kateryna, who is a Miami University alumna and now works at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. 

Dr. Skyryzhevska really values that the Regionals has become a unique academic division within Miami University. According to her, Miami Regionals “provides excellent and affordable education to diverse populations. This is a great mission and what I value the most.”

Liza Skryzhevska

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs