Stephen F. Austin State University

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (2019/2020)


Four faculty members representing academic departments utilizing vertebrate animals for research, testing, training or related purposes; one faculty member from a department not utilizing animals in research; one veterinarian; one staff member from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; and one member of the community not associated with the University. All members are to be appointed annually by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Chair appointed by Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs


Ad Hoc


To recommend policies and procedures and provide oversight in accordance with federal and state rules and regulations concerning the uses, care, housing, and disposal of vertebrate animals held or used for research, teaching, or other activities; to inspect annually the animal facilities; to maintain all records related to the use of vertebrate animals in research; and to file appropriate reports.

Name Title Dept/College/Office Term Ends
Dr. Joey Bray Chair/Professor Agriculture ad hoc
Mrs. Amanda Romig Compliance Coordinator Office of Research & Graduate Programs ex. officio
Dr. Chris Comer Professor Wildlife Management ad hoc
Dr. Brent Burt Professor Biology ad hoc
Dr. Ronald Lott Veterinarian Appleby Sand Road Animal Clinic ad hoc
Dr. Christopher Sams Assistant Professor English ad hoc
Mr. Dave Wallace Vice President Pineywoods Audubon Society ad hoc
Dr. Christopher Schalk Assistant Professor Wildlife Management ad hoc