Program Director for the Opioid Industry Documents Archive
Johns Hopkins University
Kevin S. Hawkins (he/him) is program director for the UCSF-JHU Opioid Industry Documents Archive, a digital repository of publicly disclosed documents from recent judgments, settlements, and ongoing lawsuits concerning the opioid crisis. In this role, he leads a team of archivists, faculty, researchers, and others at Johns Hopkins University collaborating with colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco, to maximize the accessibility, use, and impact of the archive.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2022, he worked for nearly twenty years at the University of North Texas Libraries and the University of Michigan Library in various roles facilitating change in academic publishing and, more generally, educating researchers about changes in scholarly communication. Kevin has also worked as visiting metadata manager for the Digital Humanities Observatory, a project of the Royal Irish Academy. He has served as vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Open Access Book Usage Data Trust, the first president of the board of the Library Publishing Coalition, and as a member of advisory boards for Project MUSE and the Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study.
He has BAs in Russian and linguistics from the University of Maryland and an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois.