2017-2018 Members


  • Dr. Morrie Mullins is a Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.  His research interests lie in the areas of Personnel Selection, Training, and Assessment Practices.
  • Dr. Joanne Phillips Estes is an Assistant Professor in Xavier's Department of Occupational Therapy.  Her experience as an occupational therapist, educator, department chair, and researcher has prepared her for her work on the IRB.
  • Dr. Linda Moore holds a doctoral degree in nursing and is a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in gerontological nursing. Dr. Moore has conducted a variety of research studies on topics related to geriatrics and caregivers.
  • Dr. Charles Grossman is a Professor in Xavier's Department of Biology. For many years his research involved immuno-endocrinology. He also collaborated with research physicians at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in a number of clinical areas relating to alcohol and immunity.  More recently his research involves acoustical and other behavioral activities of the captive manatees. 
  • Dr. Tammy Sonnentag is an Assistant Professor in Xavier's School of Psychology. Her research interests include topics related to individuals’ social-emotional and moral development, with a focus on the factors that influence relatively young individuals’ willingness to stand up for their own beliefs and values despite social pressure not to do so. 
  • Dr. Butch Losey is an Assistant Professor for the graduate counseling programs.  His current research on violence prevention is based on personal interviews that he has conducted with numerous school shooters.
  • Dr. Kathleen Hart has been a member of the IRB since its inception. Dr. Hart is a Professor in Xavier's Psychology Department and specializes in Clinical Child Neuropsychology / Forensic Assessment; her research interests are child forensic issues and factors related to juvenile delinquency. Master's of Education in Agency and Community Counseling program.

  • Dr. Ray Sinclair has lived and worked in Cincinnati for many years. Ray worked for 39 years at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and received his research training from the University of Minnesota. Currently, he is a volunteer for Cincinnati’s annual book festival, Books by the Banks and for Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati.

  • Ms. Christine Shimrock is an adjunct professor at Xavier University in Criminal Justice and has worked as a chaplain at  Lebanon and Warren Correctional Institutions since 2003.  Christine holds an M.S. Criminal Justice and an M.A. in Theology from Xavier University and serves as the Prisoner Advocate on the Institutional Review Board.