Institutional Review Board

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Duffy Felmlee
Jessica Nicklin
Co-Chairs, Institutional Review Board
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Hartford is charged with the ethical review and oversight of research that involves human subjects. The complementary concerns of the IRB are to protect human subjects from harm and to support the advancement of ethics in science.

We strongly encourage you to review the information on this site as it may answer many of your questions regarding human subjects research.



Every researcher submitting a research proposal to the IRB must provide CITI certification of human subjects training for themselves and any other researchers participating. This includes student researchers, faculty supervising student research, and researchers from other institutions.

IRB Training
Proposal Requirements

Learn about the proposal process and required documents needed.

Proposal Requirements


The IRB is in recess for the month of August, and proposals will not be reviewed during the month of August.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) members are: 

  • Wednesday Bushong, Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Stephen Charry, Clinical/Applied Assistant Professor of Prosthetics and Orthotics, College of ENHP
  • Duffy Felmlee, Co-Chair, Associate Professor, College of ENHP
  • Robert Dryden, Ph.D., Professor, Hillyer College
  • Michael Gale, Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology
  • Sarah Hart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of ENHP
  • Branislav Kovacic, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Akane Mori, Associate Professor, The Hartt School
  • Jessica Nicklin, Co-Chair, Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Nowak, Sc.D., Professor, College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture
  • Leila Rosa, Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies, Rhode Island College