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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
Chair
Stephen Breck Reid
Stephen Breck Reid
M.Div., Ph.D. Professor of Christian Scriptures George W. Truett Theological Seminary
President
Sheila E. McGinn
Sheila E. McGinn
M.A., Ph.D. Emerita Prof. Biblical Stud. & Early Christianity John Carroll University
Vice-President
Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S.
Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S.
S.T.M., Th.M., S.T.L., Ph.D. Superior General Sulpician Generalate, Paris
CFI Chair & Immediate Past President
Corrine L. Carvalho
Corrine L. Carvalho
M.A., Ph.D. Professor and Interim Dean of Social Work University of St. Thomas - Minnesota
CBQ General Editor (Jan 2021 - Dec 2025)
Christopher T. Begg
Christopher T. Begg
S.T.D., Ph.D. Professor of Biblical Studies The Catholic University of America
OTA General Editor
Richard J. Bautch
Richard J. Bautch
M.Div., M.A., Ph.D. St. Edward's University
CBQMS General Editor
Brigid Curtin Frein
Brigid Curtin Frein
Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Scranton
Consultor
Mary Kate Birge, S.S.J.
Mary Kate Birge, S.S.J.
MA, PhD Associate Professor of Theology Mount St. Mary's University & Seminary
Consultor
Ahida Calderón Pilarski
Ahida Calderón Pilarski
M.A., Th.M., M.L.A., Ph.D. Professor of Old Testament Saint Anselm College
Consultor
Vincent Skemp
Vincent Skemp
Ph.D. St. Catherine University
Consultor
Archie Wright
Archie Wright
Executive Director The Catholic Biblical Association of America
Executive Director, ex officio