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Department names Kendra M. Hall-Kenyon to department chair position

The Teacher Education Department in the David O. McKay School of Education announced Kendra M. Hall-Kenyon as the new department chair.

Hall-Kenyon has been on the faculty at BYU since 2002 and became a full professor this past year. She will begin her new position this fall.

“It’s my pleasure to announce the appointment of Kendra Hall-Kenyon as the next Teacher Education Department chair,” Dean Mary Anne Prater said. “Kendra has distinguished herself as a high-quality teacher and scholar.”

Hall-Kenyon attended BYU for her bachelor’s degree in family science and earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in cognitive studies from Columbia University, Teachers College.

“She’s highly regarded by her colleagues as someone who can serve as a role model, help strengthen the department, and provide sustained leadership," Prater said. "I am excited to work with Kendra over the next few years to accomplish department goals.”

Hall-Kenyon replaces former department chair Mike Tunnell.

“I also wish to thank Mike Tunnell, who is stepping down from this position and retiring from the university. He has worked tirelessly leading the department for the past three years," Prater said. "His strengths as a communicator, leader, and advocate have propelled the department in a positive direction in a short amount of time.”

Hall Kenyon lives in Springville with her husband, Jason, and son, Max.

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