Dr. Lee Lukoff teaches Political Science at the University of Georgia’s Washington Semester Program and in the Department of Government at American University. His research interests include subjects in the areas of American Foreign Policy, Intelligence Studies, Alliance Politics, US-Israel Relations, and Energy Policy. He has taught over a dozen courses as an Instructor on an array of topics such as International Conflict, Global Issues, US-Israel Relations, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and American Public Policy. Dr. Lukoff has had his writings published in mediums such as the Journal of Intelligence History, American Intelligence Journal, Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies, The Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence, Journal of Cold War Studies, International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs. He is currently serving as a Franklin Fellow in the State Department's Office of Energy Diplomacy and is working on turning his dissertation on US-Israel Relations in the 1980s into a book.

Dr. Lukoff has previously held positions as a Legislative Aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as a Research Assistant at the Boston College Institute for Irish Studies, where he studied 20th Century Anglo-Vatican and Anglo-Irish diplomatic relations. As a graduate student, he interned for the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering WMD in the Pentagon.

Dr. Lukoff graduated from the University of Georgia with a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Affairs in 2019. He holds Master’s degrees from Boston College (Political Science/International Relations) and George Mason University (Public Policy/Energy Policy) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Lee is a native of Dartmouth, Massachusetts and enjoys visiting historical sites, watching college football, playing basketball, and mentoring college students/recent graduates in his spare time.