Mark R. Fairchild (“Laodicea’s ‘Lukewarm’ Legacy”) is Professor and Chair of the Bible and Religion Department at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, as well as the Program Director for the Ephesus Meeting, an academic conference at the ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey.
Mary Joan Winn Leith (“Earliest Depictions of the Virgin Mary”) is Professor of Religious Studies and Department Chair at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.
Joseph Patrich (“Old, New Banquet Hall by the Temple Mount”) is Professor of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He excavated at many sites around Israel, including Caesarea Maritima and in the Judean Desert.
Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah (“Old, New Banquet Hall by the Temple Mount”) is an archaeologist for the Israel Antiquities Authority. She has been digging in Jerusalem since 1991, including at the Western Wall Plaza.