Project Team

Research Staff

  • General Editor: Dr. David A. Michelson, Vanderbilt University
  • Director: Dr. Daniel L. Schwartz, Texas A&M University
  • Assistant Director: Dr. Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, Marquette University
  • Senior Programmer: Winona Salesky, Independant Consultant
  • Postdoctoral Scholar: Dr. Nathan P. Gibson, Vanderbilt University

General Editorial Committee

  • Chair: Peter Brown, Princeton University, Emeritus
  • Dr. Sebastian P. Brock, F.B.A., Emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies in the University of Oxford
  • Dr. Aaron M. Butts, Catholic University of America
  • Ex Officio: Dr. Thomas A. Carlson, Oklahoma State University
  • Ex Officio: Dr. Nathan P. Gibson, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Kristian Heal, Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, Brigham Young University
  • Dr. George A. Kiraz, Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute
  • Ex Officio: Dr. David A. Michelson, Vanderbilt University
  • Ex Officio: Dr. Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, Marquette University
  • Ex Officio: Dr. Daniel L. Schwartz, Texas A&M University

Geography Editorial Committee

  • Chair: Dr. Thomas A. Carlson, Oklahoma State University
  • Dr. Aaron M. Butts, Catholic University of America
  • Dr. Mark Dickens, University of Alberta
  • Dr. George A. Kiraz, Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute
  • Ex Officio: Dr. David A. Michelson, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Jonathan Loopstra, Capital University
  • Dr. Heleen Murre-van den Berg, Institute of Religious Studies, Universiteit Leiden
  • Dr. Hidemi Takahashi, University of Tokyo Center of Philosophy
  • Dr. Lucas Van Rompay, Duke University
  • Dr. Joel Walker, University of Washington
  • Dr. Anthony Watson, Brown University
  • Dr. David Wilmshurst, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hagiography Editorial Committee

  • Chair: Dr. Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, Marquette University
  • Dr. André Bingelli, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
  • Dr. Claude Detienne, Instituto de Filosofia e Teologia de Goiás, Brazil
  • Dr. Maria Doerfler, Duke University
  • Ex Officio: Dr. David Michelson, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Sr. Jincy Othottil, Chaldean Syrian College, India
  • Dr. Aho Shemunkasho, Salzburg University
  • Dr. Jack Tannous, Princeton University
  • Fr. Ugo Zanetti, Monastère de Chevetogne

SPEAR Editorial Committee

  • Chair: Dr. Daniel L. Schwartz, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Kutlu Akalin, Department of Syriac Language and Culture, Mardin Artuklu University (Turkey)
  • Dr. Volker L. Menze, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University
  • Dr. Meredith L.D. Riedel, Duke University
  • Ex Officio: Dr. Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, Marquette University

Manuscripts, Texts, and Authors Editorial Committee

  • Chair: Dr. David Michelson, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. André Bingelli, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
  • Dr. Françiose Briquel-Chatonnet, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
  • Dr. Muriel Debié, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
  • Dr. Kristian Heal, Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, Brigham Young University
  • Dr. Columba Stewart, O.S.B., Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
  • Dr. David G. K. Taylor, Lecturer in Aramaic and Syriac, Oxford University

Advisory Committee

  • Chair: Dr. David Michelson, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Clifford Anderson, Director of Scholarly Communications, University Libraries, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bennett, Librarian for History and History of Science, Princeton University
  • Dr. Tom Elliott, Associate Director for Digital Programs, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
  • Dr. Laura Mandell, Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Texas A&M University
  • David Stewart, Director of Libraries, Bethel University (Minn.)

Graduate Research Assistants

  • Justin Arnwine, Vanderbilt University
  • Anthony Davis, Vanderbilt University
  • Mitchell Esswein, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Daniel Greeson, Vanderbilt University
  • Eric Gruebel, Beth Mardutho Research Library
  • Tucker Hannah, Vanderbilt University
  • Erin Minta Johnson, Vanderbilt University
  • Peter Miller, Vanderbilt University, Project Manager

Research Contributors

  • Dayroyo Roger-Youssef Akhrass, St. Aphrem Theological Seminary, Damascus – Syria, PhD candidate, Patristics, Catholic University of Paris
  • Robert Aydin, Oxford University
  • Jad Kaado, Beth Mardutho Research Library
  • Adam Perea-Kane, St. Michael’s College, Vermont
  • James Walters, PhD candidate, Princeton Theological Seminary

Project Alumni

  • Blake Bassett, University of Alabama
  • David Blum, University of Alabama
  • Dr. Hugh Cayless, New York University
  • Charlie Deer, University of Alabama
  • Samantha Edmonds, University of Alabama
  • Dr. Sean Gilles, New York University
  • Nathan Godwin, University of Alabama
  • Kimberly Goins, University of Alabama
  • Edward Gray, University of Alabama
  • Edward Gray, University of Alabama
  • Sam Grimes, University of Alabama
  • Chip Harrison, University of Alabama
  • Christopher Johnson, University of Alabama
  • Corbin Karl, University of Alabama
  • Katherine Kelley, University of Alabama
  • Samer Khader, Beth Mardutho Research Library
  • Ian King, University of Alabama
  • Philemon Kirlles, University of Alabama
  • Kim Kosta, University of Alabama
  • Tim LaBarbera, University of Alabama
  • Matthew Makar, University of Alabama
  • Logan Manthey, University of Alabama
  • Andrew Martin, University of Alabama
  • Kathleen McCormick, University of Alabama
  • Michael McDowell, University of Alabama
  • Paul McKelvey, University of Alabama
  • Isabela Morales, University of Alabama
  • Jaimie Murdock, Indiana University
  • James Piazza, University of Alabama
  • Kyle Redding, University of Alabama
  • Patrick Sequeira, University of Alabama
  • Chris Sherrill ✝, University of Alabama
  • Ryan Stitt, University of Alabama
  • David Walston, University of Alabama
  • Elizabeth Walston, University of Alabama
  • Christopher Warner, New York University
  • Christian Wehby, University of Alabama
  • Cameron Wood, University of Alabama