The Conflict of Interest (COI) Committee is charged with reviewing complex disclosures and determining whether a management plan is necessary to protect the interests of the individual and the university. The Committee may request a meeting with the disclosing party to obtain additional information to determine if a conflict exists. We report all unresolved conflicts to the designated University official.
The Conflict of Interest Committee is not a policymaking body but can make policy recommendations. The Committee has opportunities that may be limited in others, in being able to determine if policies governing an array of concern areas meet with the needs of UT’s mission across UTK, UTSI, and UTIA.
Financial Conflict of Interest Committee Members
Jay Taylor Bailey, Chair, CoI Compliance Manager, Finance & Administration
Andy Benson, Manager for Special Projects, Office of Audit and Compliance
Richard Dixon, Research Security Officer, Office of Vice President for Research
Diane Kelly, Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs, Office of the Provost
Catherine Lane, Deputy General Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Mary Lucal, Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Kim McCullock, Associate Vice Chancellor, Finance & Administration
Cynthia Nichols, Budget Director, Experiment Station – Administration
Sarah Pruett, Assistant Vice Chancellor/Institutional Research Integrity Officer
David White, Associate Dean & Professor, Experiment Station – Administration