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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:

  • Gregory Farnell, Ph.D., IRB Chair
    Associate Professor, Exercise Science & Sports Studies
  • Julian J. Dooley, Ph.D.
    Adjunct Professor, Psychology 
  • Deniz Durmus, Ph.D
    Associate Professor, Philosophy
  • 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., CIP
    Research Compliance Administrator, Ex officio, voting member
  • Therese Sweeney-Drake, Esq.
    Non-affiliated, community member
  • Jacquelyn Zera, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Exercise Science & Sports Studies
  • OPENING: IRB Member from the Boler School of Business

Alternate Members of the IRB:

  • Yi Shang, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Education & School Psychology
  • Jacob Waldenmaier, D.Phil.
    Adjunct Instructor, Theology & Religious 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.

FALL 2022 Scheduled Meetings:


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

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