Composition

The Institutional Review Board exists as a standing committee. It consists of at least five members, including:

  • a member of the Psychology Department
  • a member of the Sociology-Anthropology Department
  • a member whose primary concerns are in non-scientific areas
  • a representative of the public from the local community who does not have active ties to the College or to the organization sponsoring the research
  • an administrator (ex officio)

The chair of the committee is appointed by the administration of the College. The community  representative is invited by the Dean of the Faculty to serve on a yearly basis. The community member may serve as many consecutive terms as he or she is invited to and willing to serve.

The members of the IRB for 2015-2016 are:

  • Lorraine Besser-Jones, Philosophy
  • Katie Gillespie, Dean of Faculty's Office
  • Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Economics 
  • Matthew Kimble, Psychology 
  • Robert K. McCleery, MIIS
  • Pablo Olivia, MIIS
  • James Ralph, Dean of Faculty Development & Research (ex officio)
  • Ira Schiffer, Chaplain's Office
  • Michael J. Sheridan, Sociology/Anthropology (Chair)
  • Bonnie Stevens (community member)

 The IRB Administrator is Katie Gillespie.