Dr. Jessica Alexander
Dr. Jarret Richardson
Dr. Barbara Davis
Maria Edwards, Captain Shreve High School
Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Planning
Dr. Katherine Bearden
The IRB shall be comprised of five members with diverse backgrounds, each appointed by the Provost. These shall include:
- Three faculty members.
- At least one member not affiliated with a scientific discipline.
- At least one member unaffiliated with Centenary College.
- Representation of persons whose primary concern is the protection of "vulnerable" subjects, such as children or institutionalized persons.
The IRB shall normally meet with a majority of members present, and a majority vote shall be required for decisions. Exclusions from this rule are only permissible under expedited procedures and exemptions for low risk research, as specifically allowed under HHS Guidelines. Members with conflicts of interest in a particular research project shall be excluded from all decisions related to that research.