Louis J. Kolb Society of Fellows, Penn Museum
Executive Assistant to the Williams Director, Penn Museum
Margaret R. Spencer has been the Administrative Coordinator for the Kolb Foundation since September 2002. She is also the Executive Assistant to the Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. During her college years at Oberlin, Margaret took a multitude of ancient art history courses which, combined with the credits she received for her junior year at University College London, meant that she could declare a Classical Archaeology major and an Art History minor along with her already-established Latin major. After graduation, she moved to Boston and got an office job, but dreamed of the archaeologist's life and enrolled in the Poggio Civitate (Murlo) field school in Tuscany. She attended Brown University, working with Ross Holloway, Rolf Winkes, and especially Martha Joukowsky, where she received a Master's degree. She spent a decade teaching Latin before coming to the Penn Museum.
Whenever anyone asks, Margaret is proud to say that the best part of her job is the part that involves the Kolb Foundation. Whether talking with her dear "Kolbies;" investigating places for the annual dinner; gently or not-so-gently chiding people for annual reports, receipts, or abstracts; or handling changing budgetary issues and protocols, working with the Foundation and the fellows (of all descriptions) is always a genuine pleasure.