Contacts for Conflict of Interest

Office Information

The Division of Scholarly Integrity & Research Compliance
North End Center, Suite 4120 (MC 0497)
300 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061




Linda Bucy

Cristen Jandreau

Director, Conflict of Interest Program

Cristen Jandreau serves as the Director of the Conflict of Interest (COI) Program and the University COI Officer.  

A Hokie, Cristen returned to Virginia Tech from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she focused on developing the Conflict of Interest Program and implemented other research integrity initiatives. Cristen has more than 10 years of experience as a molecular biologist in fields ranging from preclinical research to epidemiology.

She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from James Madison University and earned her Ph.D. in biomedical and veterinary sciences from Virginia Tech.

Quinn Steen

Quinn Steen
COI Compliance Specialist

Quinn Steen has over 10 years of experience in compliance and regulatory affairs. He joined Virginia Tech in 2011 and moved to the Conflict of Interest program in 2013 where he now administers programs that detect, evaluate, and manage conflicts of interest.

Before working in academia, Steen worked for two prominent local law firms where he assisted with trial preparation and case management. He also helped local entrepreneurs with business formation and start-up.

He completed undergraduate degrees in communications and criminal justice at Radford University. He then went on to complete both his J.D. and M.B.A. at Campbell University School of Law where he took a special interest in litigation and ethics.

Additional Contacts

Please contact your associate dean for research or one of the COI contacts listed above if you have questions or need assistance with forms.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences:
Saied Mostaghimi,

College of Architecture and Urban Studies:
R.P. Schubert,

Pamplin College of Business
Kevin Carlson,

College of Engineering:
Jack Lesko,

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences:
Tom Ewing,

College of Natural Resources and Environment:
Dean Paul Winistorfer,

College of Science:
Randy Heflin,

College of Veterinary Medicine:
S. Ansar Ahmed,

Research Institutes:
To be determined

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine:
Michael J. Friedlander, Senior Dean for Research
Leslie LaConte, Assistant Dean for Research