Shirley S. Ricks (PhD, Brigham Young University) has been a senior editor at the Maxwell Institute since 1989. She has prepared many volumes of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley for publication and currently edits the periodicals Studies in the Bible and Antiquity and Journal of the Book of Mormon Studies. She has worked with the editors or authors of other scholarly works, including festschrift volumes in honor of Hugh Nibley, Richard Lloyd Anderson, Truman G. Madsen, and S. Kent Brown. On occasion she writes articles, reviews books, and gives presentations. She is married to Stephen D. Ricks, and they have six children and fourteen grandchildren.