Liss Named a Top State Professor

Professor of Psychology Miriam Liss teaching

Professor of Psychology Miriam Liss teaching

Professor of Psychology Miriam Liss is among 13 Virginia college educators to receive a 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

The awards are the commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty at Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities, recognizing superior accomplishments in teaching, research, and public service.

Liss, a clinical psychologist, has conducted research on parenting, division of labor, and work-family balance.

Liss and Associate Professor of Psychology Holly H. Schiffrin are the authors of Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family and Life. Liss also has published articles about autism and developmental disorders, sensory processing sensitivity, self-injurious behaviors, feminist identity, and body image.

She regularly presents at national conferences and has been interviewed by The Washington Post,, and

Since SCHEV’s first awards in 1987, more than 300 Virginia faculty members have received this high honor. Professor of History and American Studies Jeffrey McClurken ’94 was a 2014 recipient.