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Institutional Review Board (IRB) on Human Subjects

Dr. Denise Gobert, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, Chair (T)
Ms. Monica Gonzales, Compliance Specialist, Research and Sponsored Programs (T) - IRB Administrator

Dr. Shetay Ashford, Assistant Professor, Organization, Workforce, and Leadership
Dr. Jennifer Czocher, Program Faculty, Mathematics
Ms. Laura Hearnsberger, Community Representative, San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District
Dr. Shayne Jones, Professor, Criminal Justice and Criminology
Dr. Russell Lang, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction (T)
Dr. Joni Mettler, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance
Dr. Crystal Oberle, Associate Professor, Psychology
Dr. Aimee Roundtree, Associate Professor, English
Dr. Pamela Willson, Program Faculty, St. David's School of Nursing

Ex Officio:
Dr. Michael Blanda, Assistant Vice President, Research and Federal Relations (T)
Mr. Sean Rubino, Director, Research Integrity and Compliance (T)

Alternate Members:
Dr. Reiko Graham, Professor, Physhology
Dr. Joseph Kotarba, Professor, Sociology
Dr. Clarena Larrotta, Associate Professor, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology
Mr. Robby Longoria, Senior Administrative Assistant, Honors College
Ms. Rebecca Manzanares, Community Representative, Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos
Dr. Hunter Martaindale, Grant Coordinator, ALERRT Center
Dr. Star Mitchell, Assistant Professor, St. David's School of Nursing
Dr. Gregory Moore, Corridor Medical Clinic
Dr. Cristine Norton, Associate Professor, Social Work
Dr. Eric Paulson, Professor, Graduate College
Dr. Steve Rayburn, Assistant Professor, Marketing
Dr. Joseph Sokal, Physician, Student Health Center
Ms. Susan Thompson, Senior Research Analyst, Institutional Research
Dr. Marc Turner, Research Analyst, Institutional Research
Dr. Hyunwoo Yoon, Assistant Professor, Social Work

Function:
The IRB ensures adherence to all federal, state, local, and institutional regulations concerning the protection of human subjects in research.  All human research conducted by Texas State faculty, staff, and students must receive IRB review and approval prior to commencement.