Membership will be consistent with the CFR, Title 45, Part 46, Section 46.107. Members will be appointed for terms of three years by the provost in consultation with the deans of colleges. Attention must be paid to the diversity of the membership, including race, gender, and cultural backgrounds. Membership will consist of a minimum of nine individuals, including one faculty representative from each College. One IRB member will not be otherwise affiliated with Armstrong. There will be two members from areas not normally associated with research involving human subjects. At least two members will be primarily involved in the scientific arena. At least one assistant dean and one department head will be selected to serve. Members must be sufficiently qualified through experience and expertise to serve. Armstrong faculty who serve on the IRB must be full-time faculty (including instructors, lecturers, and senior lecturers with 6 or more years of service to Armstrong). The majority of faculty members must be tenured. Multiple members from the same department are not allowed. Each member, including the chair, will provide documentation of approved training in the protection of human research subjects as a condition of service.


IRB Membership 2014-2015

  • Donna Brooks (Associate Provost; Communication Sciences & Disorders faculty; 1st yr)
  • Brent Feske  (CST, Assistant Dean, Chemisty; 1st year)
  • Brett Larson (CST, Biology; 2nd yr)
  • Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas (CLA, Art, Music, & Theatre faculty; 3nd yr)
  • Jane Blackwell (CHP; Nursing faculty; 3rd yr)
  • Joshua Williams (CST;  Psychology faculty; 1st yr)
  • John Hobe (COE; Childhood & Exceptional Student Education, dept. head; 3rd yr)
  • Ellen Whitford (COE, Secondary, Adult and Physical Education faculty; 1st yr )
  • Kwaku Nti (CLA; non-human subject researcher, History, 2nd yr)
  • Steve Tisinger (non-Armstrong member; non-human subject researcher; 2nd yr)