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 "21st-Century Teen Fiction" and “Documentaries Across the Disciplines.” An interdisciplinary expert, Professor Koch has co-taught courses with faculty from history, sociology, film, 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. Professor Koch co-founded the Mid-Atlantic American Women Writers Study Group in 2008. She is the faculty advisor of GMU’s Quidditch Team.
Dr. Koch earned her Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park in 2000 and her BA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1988.