Eric Hazelrigg, M.S.


Associate Chair
Associate Professor
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Eric J. Hazelrigg attended Virginia Commonwealth University for both his undergraduate and graduate studies, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, specializing in Forensic Science.

Professional experience
Before joining VCU as an instructor, Hazelrigg served as a biochemical and biological technologist at McGuire Veteran’s Hospital. More recently, Hazelrigg worked as a trace evidence examiner in the Department of Forensic Science’s Central Laboratory, located in the commonwealth of Virginia. In this role, he examined evidence in cases involving the analysis of fire debris, explosives, paint, fibers, fracture matches and the identification/comparison of unknown substances recovered from crime scenes.  Additionally, Hazelrigg testified as a court-qualified expert and instructed at the Virginia Academy of Forensic Science. He was employed at the Department of Forensic Science in that capacity for 18 years. 

Professional accomplishments
Hazelrigg has been affiliated with the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, Central Virginia Fire and Arson Association, International Association of Special Investigation Units, and served as co-chair of the Education and Training Committee for the Technical Working Group on Fire and Explosives. Hazelrigg also has been published in the “American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.”