Annette Kendall

Annette Kendall


Assistant Extension Professor

Division of Applied Social Sciences


Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

My research focuses on the social dimensions underpinning innovation within life sciences. I aim to further our understanding of how knowledge constructs and perceptions navigate networks during the innovation trajectory, emphasizing the implications of unequal power dynamics on knowledge selection and implementation. My research is structured around three core dimensions: Network Creation for Inclusive Participation; Multi-Stakeholder Engagement in Innovation; and Leadership in Life Science Innovation

Dr. Kendall spearheads initiatives that emphasize the understanding and promotion of innovation, particularly in rural regions. A significant aspect of her work centers around empowering neurodivergent individuals. Through her courses in entrepreneurship, she instills in her students the values of creative thinking, complex problem-solving, and the essence of creating and managing ventures. She is passionate about encouraging neurodiverse students to envision entrepreneurship as a viable path to shaping their futures.

She serves as the faculty advisor for the Mizzou National Agricultural Marketing Association student competition.

Educational background

  • Ph.D. Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2019