Yang Liu, Ph.D.

Yang Liu, Ph.D. 

Yang Liu, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Peer Assisted Study Sessions
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Learning Centers
Department of Psychology
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807


Office: Student Success Center 1143
Email:  liu38yx@jmu.edu
Phone: 540-568-5184

About Me

I am a Coordinator of Peer Assisted Study Sessions (the Learning Centers) and an Assistant Professor (Department of Psychology) at James Madison University. I received my Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and playing educational and psychological games with my husband and three children.


  • Ph.D.,  Human Development and Family Studies,   Texas Tech University

  • M.S.,    Economics,   Northwest University

  • B.S.,     Economics,   Northwest University

Personal Statement

As a socialized human being, I have multiple roles, including but not limited to educator, researcher, caregiver, troublemaker, help seeker, musician not yet, and, only in my wildest dreams, a race car driver. For all my roles, I strive to be intelligent, fair, and kind.