Full Board Meeting Dates

During a full board meeting, all voting IRB members discuss pending research proposals that may pose greater than minimal risk to participants. Please keep in mind that projects that will require full board review need to be submitted two weeks before the committee meeting. Full board IRB Committee meeting dates appear below.

  • If you find yourself unsure whether or not your project will require full board review, you may contact IRB@stedwards.edu so that we can help you to make that determination. You may also wish to review the FAQ, General subsection, for more about which projects require full board review.
  • Research proposals that are not likely to require full board review may be submitted anytime during the school year and are reviewed by a small reviewer team; the dates below do not impact these projects. 
  • Only Requests for Exemption are processed from July through August. There may be some situations where an Expedited proposal can be reviewed.

Submission Deadlines

  • Proposals that are likely to require a full board review should be submitted through the SEU IRB Portal at least fourteen (14) days in advance of a meeting date to ensure a timely reply from the IRB. Missing this recurring deadline may lead to delays in your timeline. In general, the process of a full board review will take longer than that of an expedited or exemption review.

IRB Full Board Meetings For 2022-23 Academic Year

IRB Meetings take place on Friday. 

September 30

October 28

December 2

January 27

February 24

March 31

April 28

IRB Administrative Team and Members

Laurie Cook Heffron, PhD, LMSW
IRB Chair
lheffron@stedwards.edu

Shelbee NguyenVoges, PhD
IRB Vice Chair
snguye12@stedwards.edu

Laura Minnigerode, MEd
IRB Administrator
IRB@stedwards.edu
512-416-5838
Holy Cross Hall 106: Office of Sponsored Programs

IRB Members

Laurie Cook HeffronChair of SEU IRB

Associate Professor of Social Work, BSS

Shelbee NguyenVogesVice Chair of SEU IRB

Associate Professor of Education, BSS/GPS

Kerrie Taylor

Assistant Professor of Counseling, BSS

Lauren Mitchell

Lecturer of Chemistry, NSCI

Cayenne Shpall

Assistant Professor Education, BSS/GPS

Michelle Burd

External Member

Megan Ringel

Assistant Professor of Psychology, BSS

Gloria White

Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, At-Large

Paul Walter

Associate Professor of Physics, NSCI

Angela Ju

Assistant Professor of Global Studies & Political Science, BSS

Mary Brantl

Associate Professor of Art History, AHMX

Molly Minus

Director of McNair Scholar Program & Professor of Education, At-Large

Monica Hernandez

Associate Professor of Marketing, MSB

Billy Earnest

Associate Professor of Communication, AHMX

Lisa Holleran

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, BSS

Camelia Rotaru

Professor of Finance, MSB

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