, Assistant Professor of New Testament, has received a 2011 Regional Scholar Award from the Society of Biblical Literature. Each year, three young scholars are chosen from across the nation based on regional presentations of their work. Prof. Shaner was chosen for her presentation
Enslaved Religious Leadership in Ephesos: Status in the Artemis Cult and the Ekklesia
. Shaner and the other recipients were given a dinner in their honor at the Society's annual meeting, the largest gathering of Biblical scholars worldwide, held November 19-22, 2011, in San Francisco.