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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Regional Coordinators Committee
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The Regional Coordinators Committee consists of liaisons from the eleven SBL regions in North America. Coordinators report regional activities, award grants, and nominate scholars. Regional Coordinator Description

Responsibilities include the following:
  • To facilitate annual regional meetings that foster biblical scholarship according to the standards valued by the SBL
  • To oversee the Regional Scholars Award program
  • To evaluate the distribution of topics and sessions among program units 
  • To set and evaluate participation policies
  • To maximize participation without compromising quality
  • To consider the structure of the meeting and its capacity to incorporate new ways of thinking or methods of research
Committee handbook

Members of the committee:
   
P. Richard Choi - Chair

Milton Horne
Central States Region

Jonathan D. Lawrence
Eastern Great Lakes Region

Eric Mason
Midwest Region

Nathan LaMontagne
Mid Atlantic Region

Amelia Devin Freedman
New England Region

Chris Heard
Pacific Coast Region

Ardy Bass
Pacific Northwest Region

Thomas Wayment
Rocky Mountains - Great Plains Region

Annie Barfield Tinsley
Southeastern Region

Jeffrey Peterson
Southwestern Region

Karoline M. Lewis
Upper Midwest Region

Charles Haws - Staff Liaison
 
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