Office of the Dean

Cate Goebel

Associate Dean, Research and Strategic Initiatives Cate Goebel

Cate Goebel

Associate Dean, Research and Strategic Initiatives

Cate Goebel works closely with the Dean to advance the Division’s research priorities and initiatives and leads a team of research development professionals who work with faculty across the Division of the Social Sciences, Harris School of Public Policy, and Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice to maximize research productivity and impact. Goebel also oversees the Social Science Research Center (SSRC), a research accelerator space that supports an evolving portfolio of sponsored research projects, offers a competitive seed-grant program for SSD faculty, and provides programming for faculty and graduate student researchers related to social research resources and methodologies. Goebel has a nearly 20 years of experience securing extramural support for research and programs, and a broad range of non-profit management experience, having worked previously for the Field Museum, a cancer research organization, and Barnard College. She holds degrees from the University of Chicago and Columbia University.