Dr. Joanna Greer Koch is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the College of Education at NC State University. Additionally, Dr. Koch serves as the English as a Second Language (ESL)/Multilingual Education Program Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Her scholarly interests include multicultural, multilingual, as well as comparative and international education. She teaches elementary education and teacher education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She also supervises MAT student teachers in K-12 NC public schools. Dr. Koch has coordinated multiple cultural immersion experiences to Mexico for NC State students, and served as a mentor to five Fulbright Junior Faculty from Lebanon. Prior to joining NC State University in 2012, she was an elementary public school teacher.
Ph.D. The University of Georgia
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University
B.S. James Madison University
Area(s) of Expertise
Comparative and International Education
Honors and Awards
- NC State’s Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award winner
- NC State University’s Outstanding Teacher Award winner
- NC State's Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute (SoTL), Office of Faculty Excellence Grant
- NC State's Thank-a-Teacher Recipient
- “ ‘She’s Changed the Way I Want to Teach:’ Students on Assistant Teaching Professor Joanna Koch.” By Janine Bowen, NC State’s College of Education News, November 2, 2020.
- “Stories About Extraordinary Experiences with the NC State College of Education.” By Staff, November 21, 2019.
- “Hannah Smith ’18: Understanding her Calling to Teach.” By Christina Boodee, May 4, 2018.
- “Cultural Immersion for Stronger Classrooms.” By Emily Packard, NC State’s College of Education News, November 9, 2016.