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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 Leadership
  • Rebecca Drenovsky, Ph.D.
    Interim AVP Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies, Ex officio voting member
  • Deniz Durmus, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Philosophy
  • Vacancy, Assistant IRB Chair
    Director of Sponsored Programs, Ex officio non-voting member
  • James Krukones, Ph.D.
    Professor, History
  • Carole Moran Krus, M.S., CIP
    Research Compliance Administrator, Ex officio voting member
  • Iman Raoofpanah, Ph.D. 
    Assistant Professor, Marketing, Boler College of Business
  • Yi Shang, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Education & School Psychology
  • Therese Sweeney-Drake, Esq.
    Non-affiliated, community member
  • John Yost, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Jacquelyn Zera, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Exercise Science & Sports Leadership

    (10 voting members)

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 2024 Scheduled Meetings:

  • February 12, 2:00-3:30 pm
  • March meeting TBA

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.