Contact Us

The university is open and so are we! The Wolpow Institute will continue to operate remotely through fall quarter 2021. If you require an in-person meeting, please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.

Main Office: / 360-650-7737

Faculty & Staff:

Dr. Sandra Alfers, Director, Professor of German: / 360-650-7786
Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Minor in Human Rights advising by appointment. Email

Dr. Babafemi Akinrinade, Associate Director, Professor of Human Rights: / 360-650-2893
Office hours Monday, 9:00 – 11:00 AM or by appointment.

See Minor in HGST Advising or Minor in Human Rights Advising for more information.

Sheila Pennell, Administrative Assistant: / 360-650-7731
Office hours Mon-Fri 8:30a-5:00p

Mailing address:

The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity

516 High Street MS 9182

Wilson Library 571/572

Bellingham, WA 98225