IRB Members

How Are IRB Members Selected?
Institutional Review Boards are required by federal regulations to have at least five members with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of research activities commonly conducted by those affiliated with the institution.

Attempts are made to constitute the IRB by choosing members with diverse backgrounds, as well as experience and expertise in research using human subjects, to safeguard the rights and welfare of research participants. In addition, members should possess the professional competence necessary to review specific research activities.

Current Members
Chris DePree, Department of Physics & Astronomy, IRB chair 2013-2016
Kerry Pannell, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Jennifer Hughes, Department of Psychology
Carrie Brown, Department of Psychology
Jeff Vaughn, Community Member
Nastacia Pereira, class of 2015

Ad Hoc Members
Demetrice Williams, Special Events & Conferences
Katherine McGuire, Office of Institutional Research

Alternate Members
Machamma Quinichett, Office of Academic Advising
Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, Office of the Dean of Students