Faculty Profile

Dana Kendall

Dana​ Kendall

Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology; Director of Research

Phone: 206-281-2152
Office: Marston 122

Education: BS, Andrews University, 1999; MS, Florida International University, 2002; PhD, University of Central Florida, 2007. At SPU since 2010.

As director of research, Dr. Dana Kendall coaches students to become informed consumers of existing Industrial-Organizational literature and is anticipating facilitating their growth into knowledgeable investigators. She is excited about the potential for SPU I-O students to make positive changes in the ways organizations function and in the welfare of the individuals those organizations comprise.

In her free time, Dr. Kendall likes to read from a wide variety of social science topics, including history, economics, philosophy (especially epistemology), sociology, and theology. Her greatest passion is gathering and sharing the kinds of knowledge that serve to build bridges of commonality, healing, and connection with others. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and pet parrot.

​Selected publications

Kendall, D.L. (2013). Mentoring: Building Leaders in Powerful Developmental Relationships. In C. McCauley, S. DeRue, S. Taylor, & P. Yost (Eds.), Experience-driven leader development: Models, tools, best practices, and advice for on-the-job development (pp. 405–411). San Francisco, CA: Wiley.

Kendall, D.L., & Smith-Jentsch, K. (In Press). The influence of protégé choice on mentoring processes and outcomes: An experimental investigation. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching.

Kendall, D.L., & Salas, E. (2004). Measuring team performance: Review of current methods and consideration of future needs. Advances in Human Performance and Cognitive Engineering Research, 5, 311–331.

Please view Dr. Kendall’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Why I Teach at SPU

Dana Kendall, Assistant Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

“I teach at SPU because it is a place where we all have the privilege of honoring God by investing in our students lovingly and holistically. The Industrial-Organizational Psychology program is a community that I hope our students and alumni will always consider to be ‘home.’”