FACTS & FIGURES
Name: American Schools of Oriental Research
Mission: ASOR’s mission is to initiate, encourage, and support research into , and public understanding of, the cultures and history of the Near East and the wider Mediterranean, from the earliest times.
Members: approximately 1800 individual members, 75 institutional members, and 3 affiliated overseas research institutes
Publications: Three journals (Bulletin of ASOR, Journal of Cuneiform Studies, and Near Eastern Archaeology), two e-newsletters (News@ASOR and The Ancient Near East Today), and three book series (ASOR Annual, Archaeological Report Series, and Journal of Cuneiform Studies Supplement Series).
Annual Meeting: The conference with approximately 950 attendees begins eight days (on a Wednesday) before American Thanksgiving. The location varies every year, but the meeting is always located near the SBL Annual Meeting.
Professional Personnel: ASOR has 12 full-time staff members (including staff for ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives) and 12 part-time employees (including ASOR CHI staff).
President: Susan Ackerman, Dartmouth College
Chief Administrative Officer: Andrew G. Vaughn (Executive Director)