Texas Tech University

IRB Policies and Procedures

Section 2: The IRB and Training

2.0 Committee Members

IRB Committee Members

IRB Committee Roster Under Revision

Texas Tech University
September 2017 - August 2018

Name Term College/Dept. MS Phone
Kelly Cukrowicz, Ph.D.
(Chair, Scientific)
2018 Psychology 2051 834-8485
Scott Burris, Ph.D.
(Associate Chair, Scientific)
2018 Ag Education & Communication 2131 834-8689
Jessica Alquist, Ph.D.
2019 Psychological Sciences 2051 834-7553
Eric Cardella, Ph.D.
2019 Rawls College of Business 2101 834-7482
Amanda Chattin
2019 Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work 1012 834-5584
Malinda Colwell, Ph.D.
2019 Human Development & Family Studies


Joaquin Gonzales, Ph.D.
2019 Kinesiology and Sport Management 3011 834-1380
Stephanie J. Jones, Ph.D.
2020 Education 1071 834-6866
Andy King, Ph.D.
2020 Media & Communication 3082 834-3535
Susan Mengel, Ph.D.
2018 Computer Science 3104 834-6866
Lainey Morrison
2020 Lubbock City Hall
1625 13th Street
N/A 775-2316
Andreas Schneider, Ph.D.
2018 Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work 1012 834-7502
Sarah Wakefield, Ph.D.
2019 Psychiatry - TTUHSC 8103 743-2800
Ryan Scheckel
2019 Undergraduate Education 1062 834-7402

Kelly Cukrowicz: Licensed Psychologist, State of Texas.


Name Term College/Dept. MS Phone
Zhen Cong, Ph.D.
2020 Human Development & Family Studies/Gerontology 1230 834-8082
Jim Johnson, PharmD, MPA, FACHE
(Non-Affiliated, Scientific Prisoner Rep)
2020 Senior Vice President of Hospital Services
602 Indiana Avenue
N/A 775-8516
Alan Reifman, Ph.D.
2018 Human Development/Family Studies 1162 834-5174
Kamau Siwatu, Ph.D.
2019  Education Psychology and Leadership 1071  834-5850
Andy Young, Ed.D.

Behavioral Sciences
Lubbock Christian University
5601 19th Street

N/A  720-7830


Name College/Dept. MS Phone
Alice Young, Ph.D. Assoc. Vice President for Research Integrity / Office of the Vice President for Research 1075 742-3905
Katherine Austin Beltz, Ph.D. Asst. Vice President / Information Technology 2008 742-5156
Bobbie Brown Office of the Registrar 5015 834-5765
Amy Cook, J.D. Managing Director / Research Services 1035 742-3884
Marianne Evola, Ph.D. Responsible Conduct of Research 1075 834-4166
Matt Roe, M.S. Asst. Vice President / Environmental Health and Safety 1090 834-6010
Cui Romo, J.D. Attorney, Office of Research Services 1035 834-5765
Sherri Johnston Director, Institutional Compliance N/A 743-4007


2.1 Education/Training

The IRB helps educate the Texas Tech community generally about issues of human subjects research ethics. Principal Investigators on NIH and NSF projects are required to document the completion of training on human subjects protection for themselves and for key personnel at the time a proposal is submitted. Other investigators are encouraged to complete the same training. In any case, all investigators and members of their research teams are required to be familiar with The Belmont Report and the federal regulations at 45 CFR 46.

Here are links to two on-line training programs:

  1. NIH Training: Website training for social and behavioral sciences research with human subjects.
  2. CITI Training: Collaborative Institutional Training Institute