Assistant Extension Professor
Division of Applied Social Sciences
Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities
Research at a glance
Area(s) of Expertise
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.
- Ph.D. Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2019