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Institutional Review Board (IRB) on Human Subjects

Dr. Jon Lasser, Professor, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology, Chair

Dr. Steven Aragon, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Richard Archer, Professor, Psychology
Mr. JB Beck, Writing Center
Dr. Amanda Boutot, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Joe Etherton, Associate Professor, Psychology
Dr. Denise Gobert, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
Ms. Cindy Grosch, Community Representative
Ms. Anna Hom, Community Representative
Dr. Mary Esther Huerta, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Joseph Kotarba, Professor, Sociology
Dr. Russell Lang, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Ju Long, Associate Professor, CIS and Quantitative Methods
Mr. Scott Medlock, Prisoner Advocate
Dr. Crystal Oberle, Associate Professor, Psychology
Dr. Shirley Ogletree, Professor, Psychology
Mr. Bill Rampy, Special Assistant, Information Technology
Dr. Eric Schmidt, Associate Professor, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
Ms. Barbara Smith, PhD. Student, Criminal Justice
Dr. Emily Summers, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Ms. Susan Thompson, Senior Research Analyst, Institutional Research
Dr. Dhiraj Vattem, Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

Ex Officio:
Dr. Michael Blanda, Assistant Vice President, Research and Federal Relations (T)

Student Members:
Mr. Joseph McKenna, Student, Criminal Justice

Reviews and approves all research involving human subjects that is performed under the auspices of Texas State, whether or not federal funding is involved.  Establishes procedures and forms to ensure the identification of all proposals that should be sent to the IRB.  Makes recommendations to the Associate Vice President for Research regarding these issues.