Shari Valentine, assistant professor of sociology, human services, and criminal justice, has been named Henderson State’s new Institutional Review Board (IRB) coordinator. Her office will be located in the Smith-Garner House.
Henderson’s IRB reviews research protocols to ensure that individuals who volunteer for or are compensated for their participation in research are treated with dignity and care for their welfare. The IRB helps the university to be confident that research conducted here is ethical, fair, and safe for participants. It also helps researchers be confident that their research has been reviewed for issues that they may not have considered.