IRB Director

Email:  nicole.vouvalis@usu.edu
Office Phone:  (435) 797-0567

Nicole Vouvalis is currently serving as the Director of the Institutional Review Board, a position she has held since 2015. In that role, she oversees the review and approval of human subjects research, and facilitates the review of research projects by the full Institutional Review Board. Nicole came to Utah State University in 2012, serving as the Chair of the Diversity Council and Bias Response Team. She has also served as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator since 2012, and continues to serve USU in that capacity.

Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University in 2008, and her J.D. with honors from the FSU College of Law in 2010. She maintains an active research agenda surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court, largely focusing on factors influencing case outcomes and the Court’s relationship with state legal institutions.