Office and Staff Members

Office Staff

  • James Preston, D.Ed., Chair
  • Casey Hyatt, Ex-Officio Board Member
  • Rachel Seminatore, Secretary


It is the responsibility of the Institutional Review Board members to assure the practice of ethical research involving human participants and compliance with state and Federal regulations for research conducted under the aegis of SRU. Following the Federal requirements, the members are a diverse group of SRU faculty, staff and community members and are appointed for a one year term.

Questions should be directed to the IRB Office via email at or phone at 724.738.4846.