IRB Contact and Committee Members

The K-State Vice President for Research appoints IRB members and the chair. According to federal guidelines, the IRB must have at least five members, at least one who is not affiliated with Kansas State University, and at least one whose primary interests are nonscientific (these two attributes may be combined in the same member). The IRB may also use ad hoc reviewers in cases where additional or specialized expertise in protocol review would be of value to the IRB in its deliberations.

Lisa Rubin, Chair
(785) 532-3224

IRB committee members

Steve Warren
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nancy Muturi
Journalism and Mass Communications

Amber Vennum
Family Studies and Human Services

Laura Brannon

Lisa Melander
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Heath Ritter
University Research Compliance Office

Jia Liang
Educational Leadership

Michelle Toews
Applied Human Sciences

Phillip Vardiman
Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health

Brad Woods
University Research Compliance Office

External members

Earl J. Reppert
Dennis Hemmendinger


Greg Peterson
University Research Compliance Office