Diana Liverman is a Regents Professor in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. Her research and teaching focus on environmental issues and the human dimensions of global environmental change, especially the social causes and consequences of climate change and climate policy and justice. . She is known for her research on climate vulnerability, climate assessment, carbon offsets and climate and development, and has also studied NAFTA and the environment, planetary boundaries and climate governance She has advised a wide range of government committees, NGOs and businesses on climate issues including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Oxfam, the US National Research Council, and a range of arts organizations
As a Regents Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, she also associated with the Center for Latin American Studies and the Arid Lands program at UA. Over her career, Liverman has taught at Oxford University, Penn State and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
Liverman received her PhD from UCLA, her MA University of Toronto, and her BA from University College London.