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CBA Constitution Article IV - Administration

Section 1: The supreme authority in the Association resides in the Full Members duly assembled in annual general meeting. However, before decisions on matters that concern Catholic doctrine are made, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., shall be consulted.

Section 2: Between annual general meetings the Association shall be governed by an Executive Board consisting of the Chair, the President, the immediate Past President, the Vice-President, the Executive Director (ex officio, non-voting), the General Editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly (CBQ), the General Editor of Old Testament Abstracts (OTA), the General Editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series (CBQMS), the Chair of the Committee on Finance and Investment, and four Consultors who serve as non-officer members. These officers and members of the Executive Board shall be duly elected or appointed according to the prescriptions of the By-laws. The Executive Board shall have general responsibility for overseeing all the functions of the Association and shall oversee the work of the Executive Director.

Section 3: An Executive Committee consisting of the Chair, the President, and the Executive Director can act in the name of the Executive Board when emergencies arise and it is not feasible for the Executive Board to meet. This committee is directly responsible to the Executive Board and must inform the board by e-mail of any decisions taken and its rationale within two days.

Section 4: Officers of the Association may be removed from office for serious cause, including professional malfeasance or moral turpitude, when two-thirds of the whole Executive Board votes to do so. Voting in absentia is not permissible.

Executive Board Member Terms

Executive Board

  • Harold W. Attridge, Jr.
    Harold W. Attridge, Jr.
    M.A., Ph.D. Professor emeritus Yale Divinity School
  • Sheila E. McGinn
    Sheila E. McGinn
    M.A., Ph.D. Emerita Prof. Biblical Stud. & Early Christianity John Carroll University
  • Carol J. Dempsey, O.P.
    Carol J. Dempsey, O.P.
    B.A.,, M.A., Ph.D. Professor of Theology (Biblical Studies) University of Portland
  • Stephen Breck Reid
    Stephen Breck Reid
    M.Div., Ph.D. Professor of Christian Scriptures George W. Truett Theological Seminary
    Immediate Past-President
  • Corrine L. Carvalho
    Corrine L. Carvalho
    M.A., Ph.D. Professor University of St. Thomas - Minnesota
    CBQ General Editor
  • Joseph E. Jensen
    Joseph E. Jensen
    M.A., M.A., Ph.D. Interim General Editor Old Testament Abstracts
    Interim OTA General Editor
  • Richard J. Bautch
    Richard J. Bautch
    M.Div., M.A., Ph.D. Professor of the Humanities St. Edward's University
    CBQMS & CBQI General Editor
  • Ahida Calderón Pilarski
    Ahida Calderón Pilarski
    M.A., Th.M., M.L.A., Ph.D. Professor of Old Testament Saint Anselm College
  • Vincent Skemp
    Vincent Skemp
    Ph.D. St. Catherine University
  • Andrew R. Davis
    Andrew R. Davis
    MTS, MA, STL, PhD Boston College Clough School of Theology and Ministry
  • Anathea E. Portier-Young
    Anathea E. Portier-Young
    MABL, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Old Testament Duke Divinity School
  • Archie T. Wright
    Archie T. Wright
    M.A., Ph.D. Executive Director The Catholic Biblical Association of America
    Executive Director, ex officio