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Frederick Bonato
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Frederick Bonato is the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Psychology at Montclair State University. He served previously at St. Peter’s University where he was Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Department of Psychology for nine years, and the Director of the Office of Faculty Research and Sponsored Programs. He has held numerous service posts at St. Peter’s, including Faculty Senate President, and served on and chaired committees that include Rank and Tenure, Graduate Programs, Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Curriculum, and Academic Standards. His research has focused mainly on motion sickness and sensory conflict that can affect all types of travel including spaceflight. Grant proposals he has written have resulted in funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the U.S. Department of Education. He is Editor-in-Chief of Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, the official journal of the Aerospace Medical Association, of which he is also an elected Fellow. He is an elected Fellow and the Executive Officer of the Eastern Psychological Association.

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Katrina Bulkley
IRB Chair

Katrina Bulkley is Professor of Educational Leadership at Montclair State University. Her research examines the intersection of policy efforts to increase market-linked ideas in education and enhance accountability and data-driven change. Her recent studies have focused on the role of new actors in the delivery of public education and the preparation of public educators, and how the work of these new actors is changing the shape of public education from the national to the school level.  Katrina began her tenure as IRB Chair in January 2013.  She received a B.A. with Honors in Government from Wesleyan University, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis from the Stanford University School of Education.

Amy Krenzer
Institutional Review Board Coordinator

As IRB Coordinator, Amy manages daily IRB operations for MSU. She coordinates and processes all IRB submissions and study modifications. She composes the agenda for full board IRB meetings, as well as overseeing review of study protocols. Amy is the communication point for all initial inquiries and review results. Along with Hila Berger, the Research Compliance Officer, Amy provides IRB workshops and seminars covering IRB application and approval processes as well as general Human Subjects Protections to faculty, students and staff. She recently collaborated with Kim Diccianni of Fairleigh Dickinson University, on the creation of a new local NJ SBER IRB Network for IRB professionals from 12 area universities/colleges.

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Mylka Biascochea
IRB Program Assistant

Mylka Biascochea, CIM, is the Program Assistant for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Montclair State University.  Mylka assists the IRB Chair and Coordinator in the processes of all IRB submissions, study modifications and closures. Mylka is responsible for the day to day general office operations of the IRB office. Mylka also provides support via customer service to students, faculty and department interacting with the IRB office. Previously, Mylka worked as a Program Assistant for the Institutional Review Board department at Rutgers University of Newark (formerly The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) for five years. Mylka holds a BA in Political Science/Public Administration from Bloomfield College and received her CIM - Certification in IRB Manager in 2011.

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Rajamathangi Gounder
Graduate Student Office Assistant

Rajamathangi Gounder is the graduate student office assistant who provides additional support in processing IRB documents and aids in general office management. Raja has received a B.A. in Biological and Chemical Sciences: Biology with a minor in Dance at Wells College and is currently working on a M.A. in Exercise Science and Physical Education: Exercise Science here at MSU.