Protection of Human Subjects, Committee For

Appointed by: President

Reports to: Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs

Number of Members: 12

Faculty 7

Faculty/Administrator 1

Student Services 1

Community Member 1

Inmate Advocate 1

Ex officio 1

Correct as of: August 2015

Purpose. To develop university policy governing research on human subjects; to review compliance with university policy on human subjects; to serve as a body to review appeals from individual researchers whose proposals have been rejected by either departmental or college communities on human subject research; and to review complaints from individuals who allege that studies conducted at the university have been in violation of university policy on research with human subjects. The committee reports to the Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs.


Appointments. The President makes all appointments from nominations submitted by the academic deans and designates the Chair. The committee consists of at least fourteen Regular members and at least thirteen Alternate members. Membership should include: four faculty members (2 Regular members and 2 Alternates) from the College of Criminal Justice; six faculty members (3 Regular members and 3 Alternates) from the College of Education; two faculty members (1 Regular member and 1 Alternate member) from each of the other 5 Colleges. One Regular member and one Alternate member from the community will be nominated by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs from recommendations made by the committee chair; one Student Services representative and one Alternate member will be nominated by the Vice President for Student Services; one Inmate Advocate and one Alternate member will be nominated by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Regular members and Alternate members serve three-year terms, staggered to ensure continuity of membership on the committee.


Membership Requirements: The Committee shall be sufficiently qualified through the experience and expertise (i.e., completion of CITI certification) of its members, and the diversity of the members' background including consideration of racial and cultural backgrounds and sensitivity to such issues as community attitudes, to promote respect for its advice and counsel in safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects. 

Committee Members


Donna Desforges,   Humanities and Social Sciences

Regular Members

Terms expire August 31, 2016:

Rudolph Brothers, Inmate Advocate
Craig Henderson, Humanities and Social Sciences
Daughn Pruitt, Staff, Student Services
Jolene Miller, Community Representative
Jeffery Sullivan, Education
Sam Sullivan, Education

Terms expire August 31, 2018:

Todd Armstrong, Criminal Justice  
Magdalena Denham,
Criminal Justice  
Hannah Gerber, Education
Darren Grant, Business Administration
Valencia Browning-Keen, Health Sciences, (Faculty/Administrator)
Linda Zientek, Sciences

Alternate Members

Terms Expire August 31, 2016

Helen Berg,   Education 
Marcus Boccaccini,
Humanities and Social Sciences
Ling Ren
Criminal Justice
Cortney Franklin,   Criminal Justice
Victoria Hollas,   Education
Scott Miller,   Sciences
Ken Nash,  
Inmate Advocate
Karin Perry,
Shani Robinson,   Business Administration
Angie Taylor,   Staff, Student Services
Rev. Scott Dornbush,   Community Representative
Kelly Zinn,   Health Sciences, (Faculty/Administrator)

Ex-officio Member

Jerry Cook,   Associate Vice President for Research and Special Programs

To Report Errors

All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
JoLynne Wharton
Mail: Campus P.O. Box 2478

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