Barry Liss joins Distinguished Faculty Society

January 9, 2015

Barry Liss in class.

Barry Liss, associate professor of communications & theatre arts at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, is the latest society fellow to be inducted into UWMC’s Distinguished Faculty Society. He is the 14th UWMC faculty member to receive this honor and was recognized at the society’s annual reception in late November.

“Induction into the Distinguished Faculty Society is a significant honor and a career milestone for me,” says Liss, who has taught at UWMC since 2001.

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“I am grateful to the community at UWMC for this recognition but also for the privilege of granting me the intellectual freedom to create my own scholarly identity,” says Liss. “This award allows me to continue my research into stoic philosophy with an emphasis on poetry and language.”

The Distinguished Faculty Society was established in 2001 through a financial gift from Wausau residents Dr. D. Joe and Mary Clare Freeman. The society, with 92 contributing members, provides an annual monetary award to a UWMC faculty member to pursue research or other significant professional development.

For more information about the Distinguished Faculty Society, contact Brad Zweck, executive director of the UWMC 

Foundation, at 715-261-6280 or