Shared Governance: Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Updated June, 2017


An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee designated by an institution to review, approve, and conduct periodic review of research involving human subjects. The primary purpose of such review is to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of the human subjects.


This Committee has the following authority:

  • Independent body that follows the current policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and reports issues directly to that agency.


NameTitle / Role
Kathleen Arnos Professor/ Chairperson
Shannon Augustine GTS Consltant
Patrick Atuonah Vice Chair
Dragana Barac-Cikoja Associate Professor
Corine Bickley Community Member
Steven Collins, Ph.D Chair
Carolyn Corbett Associate Professor
Vacant Community Member
Julie Hochgesang Assistant Professor
Sanyukta Jaiswal Assistant Professor
Fred Mangrubang Professor
Gene Mirus Associate Professor
David Penna Chair, Government and Public Affairs Dept.
Pilar Pinar Associate Professor
Juliana Sarkodee Community Member
Katherine Spiegel Coordinator
Kaj Kraus IRB Graduate Assistant
Elizabeth Diflo Graduate Student Representative
Haley Popp Graduate Student Representative Alternate