Liza Conyers, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Rehabilitation at Penn State University . She received her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was the recipient of the 2004 Rehabilitation Educator of the Year award and the 2005 Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year Award. Dr. Conyers has worked in a number of clinical settings including non-profit community rehabilitation programs (where she helped facilitate the transition from sheltered to competitive employment with individuals with disabilities), office of students with disabilities, inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation, college counseling centers, and in community psychiatric rehabilitation. Her primary area of research is HIV/AIDS & employment. Dr. Conyers is a board member and Chairperson of the Research Working Group for the National Working Positive Coalition and has recently co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation on HIV and Employment issues. She has presented her research at a wide range of rehabilitation and HIV/AIDS related conferences.