Protection of Human Subjects, Committee For

Appointed by: President

Reports to: Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs

Number of Members: 28

Faculty 21

Student Services 2

Community Member 2

Inmate Advocate 2

Ex officio 1

Correct as of: August 2020

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.

Member Appointments. The President makes all appointments from nominations submitted by the academic deans. The committee consists of at least fifteen Primary Members and at least fourteen Alternate Members. Membership should include: four faculty members (2 Primary Members and 2 Alternates) from the College of Criminal Justice; six faculty members (3 Primary Members and 3 Alternates) from the College of Education; two faculty members (1 Primary Member and 1 Alternate) from each of the other 6 Colleges. One Primary 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 Affairs representative and one Alternate Member will be nominated by the Vice President for Student Affairs; one Inmate Advocate and one Alternate Member will be nominated by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Primary Members and Alternate Members serve three-year terms, staggered to ensure continuity of membership on the committee.

Chair Appointment. The President designates the chair.

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


Chase Young, Education

Primary Members

Terms expire August 31, 2021:

Magdalena Denham, Criminal Justice
Will Oliver, Criminal Justice

Valencia Browning-Keen, Health Sciences
Darren Grant, Business Administration
Scott Miller, Science and Engineering Technology
Donggil Song, Education

Terms expire August 31, 2022:

Jalene Potter, Education
Hannah Gerber, Education
David Nelson, Humanities and Social Sciences
Shannon Lane, Community Representative
Carolyn Moore, Arts and Media
Daughn Pruitt, Student Affairs
Ken Nash, Inmate Advocate
Kevin Lord, Osteopathic Medicine

Alternate Members

Terms expire August 31, 2021:

Yan Zhang
, Criminal Justice
Richard Henriksen, Education
Kevin Randall, Health Sciences
Nam Kim, Arts and Media
Lisa Van Raalte, Humanities and Social Sciences
Jaron Rider, Student Affairs
Diego Alvarez, Osteopathic Medicine

Terms expire August 31, 2022

Rachel Houston, Criminal Justice
Matt Fuller, Education
Salim Sehlaoui, Education
Carliss Miller, Business Administration
Roozbeh Irani-Kermani, Science and Engineering Technology
Calysta Lantiegne, Community Representative
Doug Kim, Inmate Advocate

Ex-officio Member

Chad Hargrave, Associate Vice President for Research and Special Programs

To Report Errors

All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
Tama Hamrick
Mail: Campus P.O. Box 2394