Dr. Susan J. Koch is an independent consultant, specializing in policy issues regarding arms reduction and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. She previously spent 25 years working in government, holding a series of positions at the White House and the Department of State.
Dr. Susan J. Koch is an independent consultant, specializing in policy issues regarding arms reduction and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
She has previously held a series of senior positions in the White House National Security Council Staff, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of State and the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, focused on non-proliferation and arms reduction policy. Dr. Koch began her government career in the Directorate of Intelligence of the Central Intelligence Agency, studying West European political issues. Before her government service, she taught international and comparative politics at Mount Holyoke College and the University of Connecticut.
She is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, a Senior Scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy, and an associate faculty member in the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies at Missouri State University.
She has received the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award, the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award, the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal five times, Department of Defense Nunn-Lugar Trailblazer Award, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Distinguished Honor Award, and the Department of State Meritorious Honor Award.
Dr. Koch received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University.