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Institutional Review Board for Research Involving Human Subjects

2016 - 2017 Committee Members

Reviews faculty/student research involving human subjects.



David Cockley, faculty, Health Science

Vice Chair

Heather Carmack, faculty, Communication Studies



Jeremy Akers, faculty, Health Sciences

Laura Desportes Bowman, faculty, Education Programs

Kerry Dobransky, faculty, Sociology and Anthropology

Pamela Gibson, faculty, Department of Psychology

Lindsey Harvell-Bowman, faculty, Communication Studies

Tamara Hatch, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration

Ben Meade, faculty, Justice Studies

Bob Roberts, faculty, Political Science

Carolyn Schubert, Libraries & Educational Technologies

Aram Shahin, faculty, Foreign Language Department

Linda Sobel, faculty, Nursing Department

Carolyn Strong, Research Integrity

Valerie Sulfaro, faculty, Political Science Department

Brian Sullivan, Libraries & Educational Technologies

Amy Thelk, Education Programs


Student Representatives

Ashley Reynolds


Community Representatives

Dr. Betsy Early, Sentara RMH 

Ms. Helen Young, Sentara RMH