Susan Koch, Ph.D.
DSS 704 Arms Control: Theory and Practice
DSS 720 Internship Training in DSS Policy
Independent Consultant, 2007-Present
- Conduct studies and analyses on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threat reduction and proliferation policy issues.
National Institute for Public Policy, Senior Scholar, 2015-Present
Missouri State University, Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies Faculty, 2011-Present
- DSS 704 Arms Control: Theory and Practice
- DSS 720 Internship Training in DSS Policy
National Defense University, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Distinguished Research Fellow, 2011-Present
Department of Defense Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, Member, 2010-Present
Department of State, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Arms Control, 2005-2007
- Advised the Under Secretary on WMD policy issues, including multilateral nuclear nonproliferation, North Korea, and cooperative threat reduction programs
National Security Council Staff, Director for Proliferation Strategy, 2001-2005
- Prepared issues for Presidential decision, and supported the National Security Advisor.
- Led interagency groups on nonproliferation and counterproliferation policy, including overall strategy to combat WMD, multilateral nonproliferation efforts, and cooperative threat reduction.
DOD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Threat Reduction Policy, 1994-2001
- Responsible for multilateral and bilateral arms control, nonproliferation, and Cooperative Threat Reduction program policy issues.
- Served concurrently as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategy and Threat Reduction in 2000-01 and performed the duties of the Assistant Secretary from January-July 2001.
Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control, NSC Staff, 1991-1993
- Prepared issues for Presidential decision and supported the National Security Advisor.
- Chaired interagency groups on defense and arms control policy, including START I and II, the Presidential Nuclear Initiatives, and nuclear testing.
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Assistant Director, Strategic and Nuclear Affairs, 1990-1991
- Presidential appointment with Senate confirmation, responsible for strategic and theater nuclear arms and strategic defense arms control policy issues.
- Ph.D., Harvard University, Political Science, 1972
- M.A., Harvard University, Political Science, 1968
- Diplôme, Université de Strasbourg, Centre Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Européennes, 1965
- B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 1964