Research Proposals

Please follow these steps to complete your study at the LBECEC. Studies conducted at the LBECEC including using the Center as a recruitment site for participants must be approved by IRB prior to any research activities.

  1. Applications will be Reviewed

    Applications will be reviewed by the Center Research Coordinator, Center Director, and Research Advisory Council. Please allow for 30 days for review of proposals. Once reviewed, the Research Coordinator will either provide written approval and facility approval letter to the primary investigator or discuss any concerns of limitations of the study for revision.

  2. Submit UNLV IRB Application and Approval

    Submit UNLV IRB application and approval to Center Research Coordinator at (If IRB was approved prior to LBECEC approval, application and approval can be sent with application—this would be primarily for recruitment of participant only studies). If you are from an outside university or agency, you must provide proof of IRB approval from your university or agency.

  3. Meet with Center Research Coordinator

    Meet with Center Research Coordinator to plan for study activities. Note that if you are conducting an intervention study with direct contact with children, additional steps may be required (e.g., background check, TB testing).

  4. Conduct your Study
  5. Upon Completion of the Study

    Upon completion of the study, all researchers must provide the Center with an abstract of the study and have the option to present findings at a RAC meeting. We ask that all researcher provide information on publications and presentations that result from study. Any questions about research at the Center or the proposal process should be directed to Dr. Jenna Weglarz-Ward, Research Coordinator at

Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education Faculty

John Filler, Ph.D.

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Office: CEB 154
Mail Code: 3014
Phone: 702-895-1105

Jeffrey Gelfer, Ph.D.

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Office: CEB 144C
Mail Code: 3014
Phone: 702-895-1327

Hailey Love, Ph.D.

Hailey Love, Ph.D.
Office: CEB 110
Mail Code: 3014
Phone: 702-895-2131

Jenna Weglarz-Ward, Ph.D.

Jenna Weglarz-Ward
Office: CEB 153
Mail Code: 3014
Phone: 702-895-1112

To learn more about UNLV’s Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education Faculty, please visit the directory page.