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Tennielle Hawkins

Coordinator, Research Conflict of Interest Program
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The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance
Research Conflict of Interest Program
North End Center, Suite 4120
300 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Mail Code: 0497


Tennielle Hawkins joined the team in January 2023 as a research conflict of interest (COI) coordinator.   


Tennielle has years of experience in identifying and managing research conflicts of interest in an academic setting. Her prior role at UNC-Chapel Hill’s COI office helped her gain essential experience in conducting COI reviews, serving as a faculty liaison, and interpreting policies to ensure Investigators are in compliance.


Tennielle earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wright State University, and a master’s degree in public administration from Savannah State University.