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Kendra M. Hall-Kenyon is serving as interim dean of the BYU McKay School of Education, following former dean Richard D. Osguthorpe’s appointment as BYU associate academic vice president of undergraduate studies.

Hall-Kenyon graduated with a bachelor’s degree in family science from BYU and master’s and doctoral degrees in human development from Columbia University. She joined the McKay School’s Teacher Education Department in 2002—focusing her research primarily on early literacy instruction and assessment—and has served as its department chair since 2016.