The IRB falls under the purview of the Office of Research. Our policies and procedures have been cleared by the Office of Counsel. Our Federalwide Assurance number is FWA00019998.

IRB Committee
Ann Bianchi, Chair College of Nursing
Jennifer Bruzek, Vice Chair College of Education
Paul Whitehead (Alternate Member) College of Education
Milton Shen College of Business
Ivey Mackenzie (Alternate member) College of Business
Jennifer Sims College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Kristin Weger (Alternate Member) College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Joe Ng College of Science
Ahmed Lawan (Alternate Member) College of Science
Sampson Gholston College of Engineering
Bryan Mesmer (Alternate Member) College of Engineering
Jennifer Bail College of Nursing
Monica Beck (Alternate Member) College of Nursing
Chris Newlin Community Member National Children’s Advocacy Center
Jessica Rodgers Office of Sponsored Programs


Please direct any inquiries concerning the IRB to Dr. Ann Bianchi, IRB Chair, at or 256.824.2465.