Literature - Teen/Young Adult Fiction, Gender and Sexuality, United States Literature, African American Literature, Women Writers
Lisa Koch teaches Literature, Advanced Composition, and Humanities Courses, such as "Young Adult Novels," "Teen Culture," "Documentaries across Disciplines," and "College to Career." An interdisciplinary expert, Professor Koch has co-taught courses with faculty from history, sociology, film studies, and career services; she has taught courses for the honors college, women and gender studies, and the individualized study program.
Dr. Koch received GMU's Teaching Excellence Award in 2007. In 2012, she was featured on Philadelphia’s WURD to discuss racial representations, casting controversies, and pedagogical approaches to the novel and film, The Hunger Games. In 2018, Professor Koch was interviewed in response to the Me Too Movement about representations of women in film & fiction for Voice of America Television. She is co-founder of the Mid-Atlantic Society for the Study of American Women Writers and former faculty advisor of GMU’s Quidditch Team.
Dr. Koch earned her Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park and her BA from Washington University in St. Louis.