Administrative Faculty & Staff

Jamal J. Elias
Director, Wolf Humanities Center; Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor of the Humanities; Professor of Religious Studies

Sara Varney
Associate Director

Pamela Horn
Administrative Coordinator

Steven Perez
Administrative Coordinator

Annual Appointments

Emily Wilson
2022–23 Forum on Heritage Topic Director; College for Women Class of 1963 Term Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Classical Studies

Julia Verkholantsev
2022–23 Undergraduate Humanities Forum Director; Associate Professor of Russian and Eastern European Studies; Founding Director, Program in Global Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Jake Nussbaum
2022–23 Graduate Research Assistant; PhD Candidate, Anthropology

Wolf Humanities Center

School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
619 Williams Hall
255 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone (215) 573.8280

How to find us


The University of Pennsylvania stands on the Indigenous territory known as "Lenapehoking," the traditional homelands of the Lenape people, also called Lenni-Lenape or Delaware Indians. These are the people who, during the 1680s, negotiated with William Penn to facilitate the founding of the colony of Pennsylvania, in hopes of encouraging peaceful co-existence.