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Regional Associations

Regional Associations


Blue dots at left show locations of active regional associations.

Most are also affiliated with the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) or the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Additional associations are currently forming. Central States Pacific Northwest Eastern Great Lakes SECSOR New England Mid-Atlantic Southwest Pacific Coast Midwest



Regional Associations

Please visit the regional association websites for details on the 2012 Call for Papers.

Pacific Northwest (PNW): Web Site   [AK, AB, BC, ID, MT, OR, WA]
Regional Groups: AAR/SBL/ASOR
ASOR Rep: Roger Anderson (
Next Meeting: March 27-29, 2015. Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR.

Central States Region: Web Site   [IL, IA, KS, KY, MO, NE, OK, TN]
Regional Groups:  SBL/ASOR
ASOR Rep:   David Chapman (
Next Meeting: March 17-18, 2013. St. Louis Marriott West, St. Louis, Missouri.

Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society: Web Site   [PA, NY, East MI, OH, East IN, WV, East KY, MD]
Regional Groups: SBL/CBA/ASOR
ASOR Rep: Suzanne Richard (
Next Meeting: April 4-5, 2013. Clarion Hotel, Erie, PA.

Mid-Atlantic Region: Web Site  [Eastern PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE]
Regional Groups: SBL/AAR/ASOR
Next Meeting: March 13-15, 2013. Sheraton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.

Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR or Southeast Region): Web Site   [FL, GA, AL, MS, TN, KY, NC, SC]
Regional Groups: SBL/AAR/ASOR
ASOR Rep: Ralph Hawkins (
Next Meeting: March 15-17, 2013. Furman University, Greenville, SC.

Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (SWCRS or Southwest Region): Web Site [OK, TX, AK, LA, MO, KS, NM, CO]
Regional Groups:  SBL, AAR, ASSR, ASOR
ASOR Rep: Eric Mitchell (
Next Meeting: March 8-10, 2013. Marriott Hotel, Dallas Fort Worth North, Dallas, Texas.

New England Region: Web Site   [MA, NH, VT, ME, RI, CT]
Regional Groups: SBL/AAR/ASOR
ASOR Rep: Andy Vaughn (
Next Meeting: May 3, 2013. Location to be announced.

Midwest Region: Web Site [IL, WI, MI, IN]
Regional Groups: SBL/AOS/ASOR
ASOR Rep: K. Lawson Younger (
Next Meeting: February 8-10, 2013. Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois

Pacific Coast RegionWeb Site   [CA, AZ]
Regional Groups: AAR/SBL
ASOR Rep: 
Next meeting: March 23-24, 2013. Hope International University, Fullerton, California.

Upper Midwest Region: Web Site [IA, MN, ND, SD, WI, Manitoba, NW Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan]
Regional Groups: SBL/AAR
ASOR Rep: Mark Schuler (
Next Meeting: April 6-8, 2013. Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Rocky Mountains/Great Plains Region: Web Site [CO, NE, WY, NM, UT, MO]
Regional Groups: SBL
ASOR Rep: Jeffrey Chadwick (
Next Meeting: April 5-6, 2013. Denver Seminary, Denver, CO.

Liaison with ASOR: Suzanne Richard, Chair, ASOR Regional Associations Committee (

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