School of Arts and Sciences

Michael Berzonsky - Distinguished Professor, Psychology, IRB Primary Reviewer
Kimberly Kraebel Jackson - Professor, Psychology, IRB Secondary Reviewer 
L. Sebastian Purcell - Assistant Professor, Philosophy, IRB Research Ethicist

School of Education

Joy Mosher, Associate Professor - Childhood/Early Childhood Education, IRB Primary Reviewer
Peter McGinnis - Distinguished Service Professor, Kinesiology, IRB Secondary Reviewer

School of Professional Studies

Jena Curtis - Associate Professor, Health, IRB Chair


Amy Henderson-Harr - Assistant Vice President, IRB Compliance Officer
Virginia Karpenko - Administrative Assistant

Non-Institutional Affiliate

Charles Capanzano - Psychologist


Core values of the SUNY Cortland Institutional Review Board:

The SUNY Cortland the IRB is strongly committed to the timely, accurate, and collaborative review of research proposals. The IRB is committed to maintaining policies and procedures that assure human subjects protections and that facilitates scientific work to advance the scholarly achievements of faculty, staff, and students. The SUNY Cortland IRB is committed to ensuring a culture of compliance at SUNY Cortland, by working with individual investigators, conducting outreach, training, and educational opportunities.

SUNY Cortland uses a primary reviewer procedure for IRB applications at all levels of review (exempt, expedited, and full review). To ensure your application is reviewed in a timely manner, submit materials, as an email attachment to Initial review begins upon receipt of the signature page (Appendix A) and any other required signature-bearing documents, sent through intercampus mail to the Institutional Review Board, Miller Building, Room 402.

IRB protocols are classified and reviewed based on federal criteria only, without regard to the investigators' rank, status, or academic discipline. All materials submitted to the IRB are considered confidential to the extent allowable by federal regulations, funding agency requirements, and SUNY policy.

The Full Board maintains an open door policy by inviting all lead investigators and/or members of a research team to discuss their plans at the meeting when their protocol is reviewed. The Full Board values these cooperative and productive exchanges with researchers. To place an item for discussion on the Full Board agenda or if you have questions about meeting day/time of a protocol submitted for Full Board review, forward your item/inquiry to

Thank you for your time and attention to human subjects protections,
Members of the SUNY Cortland Institutional Review Board


For more information contact:

Institutional Review Board
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045-0900