Dr. Steven Gilbert
Dr. Steven Gilbert has lived in Central Asia for over two decades. His research includes the religious history and ethnography of the various nationalities of the region. His specialty is in areas of intercultural studies and he also served as the director of various cultural exchange and humanitarian aid organizations in the region. He serves as a teacher of Central Asia history and his most recent efforts include the Tandy Institute for Archaeology's project in Kazakhstan related to medieval church history.
Dr. Charles Stewart
Dr. Charles Anthony Stewart specializes in the development of Late Roman and Early Medieval material culture, especially in the eastern Mediterranean region and Central Asia. His research investigates how art and architecture represents transitional periods of history, as well as artistic, technological, economic exchange between neighboring cultures. His publications have explored the development of Classical Greek and Roman Art and its continuity and adaptation into the early Middle Ages. He currently is Chair of the Art History Department and Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas, Houston.
Dr. Sidnie White Crawford
Dr. Sidnie White Crawford is the Willa Cather Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, the American headquarters for archaeological research in the Holy Land. She is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible.