IRB Committee

The Institutional Review Board Committee is convened under 45 CFR 46, the 45th Federal Regulatory Code, Section 46. This Committee has the final word on whether or not a research protocol generated by this institution is in abidance with federal, state, institutional, and professional codes surrounding conduct of Human Subjects Research. This Board reports directly to federal investigators upon request. It falls under the broader area of Compliance.


Stephen Heller, Ph.D., IRB Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rebecca Stephenson, Ph.D., Educational Leadership
Marie Kennedy, M.S.I.S., Serials and Electronic Resources
Lauren Casella, Ph.D., Educational Leadership
Alexandra Strum, Ph.D., Psychology

Jennifer Belichesky, Ed.D., Student Affairs
Michelle Castellanos Ph.D., Surveys and Evaluation

Community Members:
Dr. Colette Boston, Principal, Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet

Ex Officio:
Julie Paterson, Research Compliance Specialist (non voting)

Meeting Schedule:
The IRB is mandated to meet on a regular basis to make determinations on protocols which require a Full Review.  The LMU IRB Committee meets each month as needed.

Application Deadline:
IRB applications received in one month are reviewed at the next month's scheduled meeting. Applications received on the first of the month will be accepted at that month's meeting. A complete application packet is made up of the Application Questionnaire and Cover Sheets, Informed Consent Form tailored to your project, Human Subjects Bill of Rights, Questionnaires and Surveys, and any other pertinent materials.