Liska Chan is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon where she has taught design studios, theory and media classes since 2001. From 2010 until June 2015 she was Department Head. She received her Master of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University (2000) and a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on American landscape studies and sustainable agriculture from Hampshire College (1993).

Her creative practice resides in two distinct areas, representation and landscape reclamation, and most of her projects tie the two areas together. Her work explores methods for communicating and working, and the disconnect and tension created in the translation from drawing to landscape. Most of the sites with which she practices are environmentally marginalized urban places.