E-mail is by far the best way to contact me. I'm not really a type-A person, but I do check email about 30 times a day. Students should not hesitate to write with questions. Not everything can be handled by email ---but much can.
For course information (e.g. what is the homework assigment and when is it due?), you should see the web page for our course. I create web page for any course I teach, so be sure you are looking at our web page, not some other course's web page.
Office Telephone: 215-898-9477 Office Fax: 215-898-1280
To maximize the probability that you will actually find me sitting at my office desk, try calling during my office hours but whenever you call, I'll get the message and get back to you as soon as I can.
I have VoIP telephone messaging, so I can also pick up your message from my email. This typically works well, but there are sometimes outages.
If you need me to call you back, leave your number on the phone or send it by email. Email is by far the best bet.
Office Location: My office is in J. M. Huntsman Hall, Room 447 (Fourth Floor, Take a Right off the Elevator).
It's easy to miss the elevators that take you to the fourth floor. From the Walnut Street entrance, head down the hall that you see to your immediate left as you face the guard desk. You'll soon (very soon!) see the elevators to your right just after you start walking down the hall.
Can't visit JMHH in person? Take the Huntsman Hall virtual tour!
Office Hours (Summer 2017):
I will be away from Philadelphia until June 18. For most of July and August, I will be in on most Mondays. Email is always the best way to contact me, but while I am away it may take a day or two for me to respond.
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J. Michael Steele
Wharton School, Department of Statistics
Huntsman Hall 447 University of Pennsylvania
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-3603
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