Committee Membership

The composition of the Chicago State University Institutional Review Board (CSU IRB) is determined by the applicable federal statute (45 CFR 46 §107) where the expertise and experience of the members reflect the type of research activities commonly conducted and reviewed by the CSU IRB. The composition of the committee reflects a diversity of interests including appropriate consideration of the racial, gender, and cultural backgrounds of its members. The CSU IRB includes scientists and non-scientists, academics and community representation. The CSU IRB also maintains an active list of consultants who possess the professional competence and expertise necessary to review research activities involving specialized populations including those vulnerable categories of subjects where such expertise is required.

Current IRB Members

Name Department
Daniel Block, Ph.D. Geography, Sociology, History & African American Studies
Kelly Carroll, Ph.D. Vulnerable Subjects Representative
Jubilee Dickson, Ph.D. Psychology
Athanase Gahungu, Ph.D. Education, Advanced Studies
Edmundo Garcia, Ph.D. OGRA; ex officio
Corinne Grant Non-Scientist/Community Representative
Crystal Laura, Ph.D. Education
Melany P. Puglisi, Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences

Samah Qasmieh, PharmD.

Pharmacy Practice

Warren V. Sherman, Ph.D. Institutional Review Board
George R. Smith, Jr, Ed.D.  Public Health
Concetta Williams, Ed.D.  English/Non-Scientist

If you are interested in becoming a member of the IRB, please contact the IRB Coordinator, Dr Warren V Sherman, at for more information.