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How the IRB is Staffed

Federal regulations dictate that Institutional Review Boards shall be composed of at least five members, at least one of whom must not be affiliated with the institution.

At Colorado College, The Director of Assessment and Program Review chairs the IRB.  The Faculty Executive Committee appoints at least two additional faculty members from those faculty who supervise empirical research involving human participants.

The Chair of the IRB, in consultation with the Chair of the Governance sub-committee of the Faculty Executive Committee identifies a knowledgeable person from outside the College to sit on the IRB. In addition, at least one Colorado College staff member (appointed by Staff Council) sits on the IRB.

The members of the 2017-2018 IRB are:

Amanda Udis-Kessler, Chair
Director, Assessment and Program Review

Prentiss A. Dantzler

James Ebersole
Organismal Biology and Ecology

Laurie Mozingo
Human Resources Benefits Manager

Michael O'Riley
French and Italian

Dwanna Robertson
Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies


Katherine Silz Carson
Economics and Geosciences, United States Air Force Academy

The IRB supports human subjects research with no or minimal harm, good consent processes, no deception or debriefed deception, confidentiality or anonymity and the use of fairly chosen participants who can refuse to participate if they choose.

Amanda Udis-Kessler, PhD, Chair

Amanda Udis-Kessler