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IRB Members:

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 protection for vulnerable populations, and protect participants’ privacy.


Current members of the JCU Institutional Review Board:

  • Beth Rosenthal, Ph.D., IRB Chair
    Post-Award and Compliance Coordinator, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Tina Facca-Miess, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Management, Marketing & Supply Chain, Boler College of Business
  • Gregory Farnell, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Sports Studies
  • Jonathan Gurary, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Erica M. Kennedy, MBA, CRA, Assistant IRB Chair
    Director of Sponsored Programs, 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
  • Anthony Tarescavage, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Therese Sweeney-Drake, Esq.
    Non-affiliated, community member
  • Jacquelyn Zera, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Sports Studies

Alternate Member:

  • Julian J. Dooley, Ph.D
    Adjunct Professor, Psychology 

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.

Fall 2020 Scheduled Meetings: All meetings will be conducted via Zoom Meeting until further notice.

  • Tuesday, September 15, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 21, 11:00-12:30 
  • Monday, December 7, 11:00-12:30 

Spring 2021 IRB Meetings: TBA

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)