Overview

2012 - 2013 Membership

Voting members of Cedarville's Institutional Review Board include:

  • Dr. Douglas Anderson - Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Dr. Amanda Burger - Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Sharon Christman - Professor of Nursing
  • Dr. Steve Gruber - Associate Professor of Education
  • Dr. Elisha Injeti - Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Dr. J. Michael López - Professor of Communications
  • Jay Lucas (IRB Community Member) - Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church (Washington Court House, OH)
  • Dr. Dennis Sullivan (IRB Chair) - Professor of Biology

Non-voting members of Cedarville's Institutional Review Board include:

  • Dr. Andrew A. Runyan (IRB Institutional Official) - Senior Associate Vice President, College of Extended Learning and Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Jill Stringer - Administrative Assistant for the Institutional Review Board

Contact

  • You may contact the IRB by email or contact Dr. Dennis Sullivan, IRB Chair

Goals regarding the IRB and human participant research:

  • To provide a moral screen for potentially harmful research studies, impeding them where necessary and modifying them where appropriate to keep potential harm within reasonably acceptable parameters.
  • To assess that proposed research studies fall within acceptable ethical parameters, impeding them where necessary and modifying them where appropriate to keep potential harm within reasonably acceptable parameters.
  • To screen studies which are incongruent with the Cedarville University mission and/or standards of conduct and impede their implementation.