A native of Rochester, New York, Professor Strobel attended Mount Holyoke in Massachusetts and graduate school at Duke University. She taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of Montana, the University of Virginia, and Phillips Exeter Academy before coming to Furman. She has served on a myriad of committees at Furman dealing with the status of Furman’s students and faculty, as well as the institution as a whole. From 1999-2010 she served as Chair of the History Department. Professor Strobel has been the recipient of the Meritorious Teaching Award and the Maiden Invitation Award for excellence in the classroom. She has also been an active participant in the First Year Seminar program and was a member of the original task force that implemented that project. Currently, she is a Shi Sustainability Fellow. Professionally, Professor Strobel studies the history of women’s higher education and American politics after World War II, as well as African-American history. She has presented her research in sessions at such prestigious venues as the annual conferences of the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Historical Association. She has also been a member of special teaching based seminars such as ones sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute and also been part of Furman faculty foreign study trips to Canada, Jamaica, Cuba, and Mexico. During May Term 2014, Professor Strobel co-directed a study away class on “War and Remembrance” that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and travelled to England, France, and Belgium.