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Institutional Review Board

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


  • Regan Gurung

    Professor, Human Development & Psychology

    SS 14-17

    Phone: (920) 465-2316


  • J.P. Leary

    Professor, Humanities & First Nation Studies

    SS 15-18

    Phone: (920) 465-2185


  • Tetyana Malysheva

    Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics

    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.