Justin T. Lorts, Ph.D.

Justin Lorts is an historian, teacher, university administrator, and Life Design Educator with over 20 years of experience in higher education. He is currently the Director of Life Design for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Life Design Lab. In his role, he works with educators across Hopkins to support undergraduate students and doctoral students in the humanities in their career and life pursuits.

Justin earned a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. His research is focused on the role that African American comedians played in the civil rights struggle. He has taught courses on race, popular culture, and civil rights at Rutgers, New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and Princeton University.