IRB Committee

Ferris State Institutional Review Board (IRB) approves all research projects involving human subjects. The IRB's responsibilities include overseeing the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects' involved in research. Committee members are composed of Ferris faculty, staff and community members with various backgrounds and research interests. Human subject research continues to grow on campus; if you have an interest in getting involved on the committee, contact 


Committee Member College & Department
Katie Axford, Pharm.D Pharmacy
Mike Ennis, Ph.D. Education
Heather Girand, Pharm.D Pharmacy
Jessica Gladden, Ph.D., M.S.W Social Work
Pete Hector, LMSW Social Work
Liza Ing, Ed.D Education
Josh Lotoczky, OD  Optometry
Brian McDowell, OD Optometry
Becky Morrison, M.Div. Community Member
Christopher J. Richmond, Ph.D., LMFT, LP Counseling Center 
Donna Smith, Ph.D. Humanities
Fathima Wakeel, Ph.D., MPH Public Health
Margaret Wan, Ph.D., MSPH, MS, LL.B Public Health
Gregory Wellman, R.Ph., Ph.D (Chair) Pharmacy 


IRB meets monthly during the academic year and as needed during summer semester.



Contact Information:
Ferris State University Institutional Review Board
220 Ferris Drive, PHR 308
Big Rapids, MI 49307
 PHONE: (231) 591-2553    FAX: (231) 591-2226
updated 09/2015