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The John Carroll University IRB assists faculty, staff, and student researchers with the development of research protocols that minimize risks to participants, ensure appropriate procedures for obtaining informed consent, provide adequate protections for vulnerable populations, and protect participants’ privacy.


Current members of the JCU Institutional Review Board:

  • Elizabeth A. Stiles, Ph.D., IRB Chair
    Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Tina Facca-Miess, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Management, Marketing & Supply Chain, Boler College of Business
  • Jonathan Gurary, Ph.D. (on leave, Spring 2020)
    Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Erica M. Kennedy, MBA, CRA
    Director of Sponsored Research, Ex officio, non-voting member
  • James Krukones, Ph.D.
    Associate Academic Vice President, Ex officio, voting member
    Professor, History
  • Carole Moran Krus, M.S., C.I.P
    Research Compliance Administrator, Ex officio, voting member
  • Paul Lauritzen, Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Beth Rosenthal, Ph.D.
    Programs Manager
  • Anthony Tarescavage, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Wendy A. Wiedenhoft-Murphy, Ph.D.
    Professor, Sociology and Criminology
  • Therese Sweeney-Drake, Esq.
    Non-affiliated, community member
  • Gregory Farnell, Ph.D. - Alternate Member
    Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Sports Studies

IRB Meetings

The IRB schedules three meetings each semester (Fall and Spring). Full Board reviews must be reviewed and voted on during a fully convened IRB meeting when a quorum is present.

Spring 2020 Scheduled Meetings:

Thursday, January 30

Thursday, February 27

Thursday, March 26

Thursday, April 30    CANCELLED 

all meetings will take place at 1:00-2:30 pm in the AD10 conference room.


Please see the IRB Administrator for more information about Full Board reviews and for future IRB meeting agenda.

The John Carroll IRB does not meet over the summer break, but Expedited reviews and Exempt determinations can be done during the summer months.

For IRB Member Use Only:

Expedited Review Checklist (for submitting your expedited review)