IRB Meetings & Membership

Below is the IRB meeting schedule for 2020. Only internally consistent applications which clearly describe the aspects of the research related to the criteria for IRB approval as outlined by federal regulations will be scheduled for review by the  full IRB.  Incomplete, inconsistent, poorly designed, or unclear applications will result in significant delays in the IRB review of your research. Applications that do not meet these guidelines may be returned without review, and may result in additional delays in starting your project. The full review process and criteria for IRB approval are described here.  Researchers are encouraged to submit initial applications for non-exempt research in  the IRBIS submission system at least 8 weeks prior to when you plan to begin recruitment of human subjects for research. If you need a quicker review time to do external factors, such as funding opportunities, please contact the IRB administration at irb@appstate.edu or 828-262-4060.


IRB Meeting Dates

  • August 18, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • October 20, 2020
  • November 17, 2020
  • December 15, 2020

IRB Members 

Voting Members

Name and IRB Role

          Affiliation

Term Expiration

Dr. Alycia M. Brown, MD
Voting MD member

 Unaffiliated
 MD ARHS

December 2022

Dr. Lisa Emery, PhD
Voting member and deputy chair

Affiliated
Psychology

May 2022

Dr. Beth Fiske, PhD, RN, CNE, PCNS-BC
Voting member

Affiliated
Nursing

December 2020

Dr. J. P. Jameson, PhD
Voting member

Affiliated
Psychology

December 2020

Dr. Rebecca Kappus, PhD
Voting member

Affiliated
Health and Exercise Science

December 2020

Dr. David A. Koppenhaver, PhD
Voting member

Affiliated
Reading Education and Special Education

December 2020

Dr. Laura McArthur, PhD, RD
Voting member

Affiliated
Nutrition and Health Care

December 2020

Dr. Andy Shanely
IRB Chair and voting member

Affiliated
Health and Exercise Science

December 2019

Dr. Kim McCullough, PhD, CCC-SLP
Voting member

Affiliated
Communication Sciences and Disorders

December 2021

Dr. Cathy Marcum, PhD
Prisoner advocate and voting member for research involving prisoners only

Affiliated
Government and Justice Studies

December 2021

Ms. Allison Meade, JD
Attorney and voting member

Unaffiliated
Attorney

December 2020

Dr. Alan Needle, PhD
Voting member

Affiliated
Health and Exercise Science

December 2021

Dr. Jill Thomley, PhD
Voting member

Affiliated
Mathematical Sciences

December 2021

Alternates

Dr. Beth Davison, PhD
Alternate member

Affiliated
Sociology

December 2021

Mr. Nathanael Krancus, MA, CIP
Alternate member IRB Administrator

Affiliated
Research Protections

December 2022

Dr. Chris Van Loan, PhD
Alternate member

Affiliated
Reading Education and Special Education

December 2021

Consultants

Mr. Jim Webb, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CEH, ITILV3F 

N/A

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