Lisa Koch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Government



Areas of Expertise

American Foreign Policy
International Relations
Nuclear Weapons
Security Studies
Kravis Center

Office Hours

Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and by appointment


Lisa Langdon Koch is Assistant Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. She specializes in international relations, focusing on international security, nuclear proliferation, and foreign policy.

Professor Koch is the author of Nuclear Decisions: Changing the Course of Nuclear Weapons Programs (Oxford University Press). She has recently published articles in the Journal of Global Security Studies and in Security Studies. She is a 2021 Stanton Foundation Nuclear Security Grant Program winner. Her work has also been funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. For more information about her research and teaching, visit


B.A. from Boston College; Master of Public Policy from University of Michigan; Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Michigan