Aerial view of McCardell Bicentennial Hall.

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.

2021-22 IRB Members

  • Sayaka Abe, Japanese Studies
  • Netta Avineri, TESOL/TFL at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies
  • Janet Brennan, Community Member
  • Marcia Collaer, Psychology (Co-Chair)
  • Linus Owens, Sociology
  • Jake Pirkkanen, Academic Affairs
  • Jim Ralph, Dean of Faculty Development & Research (ex officio)
  • Martin Seehuus, Psychology (Co-Chair)
  • Ajay Verghese, Political Science

IRB Administration

Jake Pirkkanen

Associate Director, Research Compliance

McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 329

Marcia Collaer

IRB Co-Chair, A. Barton Hepburn Prof of Psychology & Neuroscience

McCardell Bicen Hall 273
Office Hours:
Fall 2021: Mondays 12:30pm - 1:20pm, Tuesdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm, Wednesdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Martin Seehuus

IRB Co-Chair, Assistant Professor of Psychology

McCardell Bicen Hall 279
Office Hours:
On Leave for 2020-2021 academic year.