Institutional Review Board Committee


Appointed by: President

Reports to: Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs

Number of Members: 28

Faculty:  21

Student Services:  2

Community Members:  2

Inmate Advocate:  2

Ex officio:  1

Updated:  September 2021


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; two faculty members (1 Primary Member and 1 Alternate Member) from the College of Education; and two faculty members (1 Primary Member and 1 Alternate Member) from each of the other 6 Colleges. One Primary Member and one Alternate Member from the community will be nominated by the Provost and Senior 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 and Co-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

Chair
Chase Young, College of Education

Co-Chair
Hannah Gerber, College of Education

Primary Members

Terms expire August 31, 2022
Jalene Potter, College of Education

Ken Nash, Inmate Advocate
Shannon Lane, Community Representative
Daughn Pruitt, Division of Student Affairs

Terms expire August 31, 2024
Jaime Anderson, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Jihong Zhao, College of Criminal Justice
Rachel Houston, College of Criminal Justice
Petra Rocic, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Patrick Davis, College of Health Sciences
William Ellegood, College of Business Administration
Ryan Broussard, College of Arts and Media
Ellen Weld, College of Science and Engineering Technology

Alternate Members

Terms expire August 31, 2022
Matt Fuller, College of Education
Carliss Miller, College of Business Administration
Roozbeh Irani-Kermani, College of Science and Engineering Technology
Calysta Lantiegne, Community Representative
Doug Kim, Inmate Advocate

Terms expire August 31, 2024
Kevin Lord, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kiwan Seo, College of Arts and Media
Khalid Khan, College of Health Sciences
William Blackwell, College of Education
Meredith Billings, College of Education
Jin Choi, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
J. Tyler Davidson, College of Criminal Justice
Tim Kalafut, College of Criminal Justice
Jaron Rider, Division of Student Affairs

Ex Officio Member
Chad Hargrave, Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs


To Report Errors

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