As a full-time assistant professor in CWI's English Department, Liza loves to read, write, and discuss big ideas. She is a writer, educator, mental health advocate, and mother of four amazing children, one of whom has bipolar disorder. Liza’s 2014 book, The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness (Hudson Street Press), was a Books for a Better Life award winner and was described by Kirkus Reviews as “a searing indictment of the lack of affordable care available for the treatment of mentally ill adolescents.” Liza is the secretary of the International Bipolar Foundation and has presented at conferences across the country about the vital need to end stigma and increase access to mental healthcare for all.
Liza earned her Ed.D. in organizational leadership and also hold a B.A. (Brigham Young University) and M.A. (UCLA) in Classics. She has taught English and humanities at the college level for several years and is passionate about the power of education to change lives.