Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Research
Natalie Strobach, PhD, joined Johns Hopkins in 2017. She is the assistant dean for undergraduate research for the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and runs the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA).
She oversees undergraduate research awards including the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the Dean’s ASPIRE Grant, the Albstein Research Fellowship, the Bander Family Fund Award, and the Constance A. Morella International Scholarship. Dr. Strobach also directs undergraduate summer research programming for visiting students, and was the creator of the Summer Humanities Collaboratory. She designed and launched the Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Symposium, the first of its kind.
Dr. Strobach completed her doctoral work in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California Davis, where she was a University of California Provost’s Fellow. She was also a postdoctoral researcher at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Strobach has a long history working closely with undergraduate student researchers. Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, she directed the STEM-focused McNair program at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, and before that she was with the McNair program at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Strobach is a McNair alum herself and is dedicated to expanding access to high-level research among Hopkins undergraduates.