Board Members

Illene Cupit, Chair

Professor, Human Development Death, Dying and Bereavement

SS 17-20

Phone: (920) 465-2703


Gaurav Bansal

Associate Professor, Management Information Systems/Statistics

PS 17-20

Phone: (920) 465-2216





Christin DePouw

Assistant Professor, Education

PS 15-18

Phone: (920) 465-2149




Diane Fenster

Community Member, Pediatric Physician




Regan Gurung

Professor, Human Development & Psychology

SS 14-17

Phone: (920) 465-2316


J.P. Leary

Professor, Humanistic Studies & First Nation Studies

SS 15-18

Phone: (920) 465-2185


Tetyana Malysheva

Assistant Professor

NS 17-20

Phone: (920) 465-5024


Christopher Paquet

Risk Management

Ex-Officio, Voting

Phone: (920) 465-2110




Faculty Voting District Key

  • AH: Arts and Humanities
  • NS: Natural Sciences
  • PS: Professional Studies
  • SS: Social Sciences


The requirements for IRB membership are addressed in the HHS regulations at 45 CFR 46.107 [Note: 45 CFR 46.304 requires a specialized IRB composition when research involving prisoners is being reviewed, including the presence of a prisoner representative].

An IRB must:

  • Have at least five members with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of the research activities commonly conducted by the institution;
  • Make every nondiscriminatory effort to ensure that the membership is not composed of entirely men or entirely women;
  • Include at least one member whose primary concerns are in scientific areas and at least one member whose primary concerns are in nonscientific areas;
  • Include at least one member who is not otherwise affiliated with the institution and who is not part of the immediate family of a person who is affiliated with the institution; and
  • Not allow any member to participate in the initial or continuing review of any project in which the member has a conflicting interest, except to provide information requested by the IRB. Please see the regulations at 45 CFR 46.107 for complete information on all of the required qualifications to properly compose an IRB.