Dr. Kendall is a Full Professor at the University of Washington Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Her research program is focused on rehabilitation of aphasia. She, along with her colleagues, has created a treatment for linguistic deficits in aphasia called Phonomotor Treatment. Through a Veterans Administration Associate Investigator Award (2000-2002), Career Research Development Award (2002-2005) and Merit Review Grants (2010-2013 and 2013-2017), she continues to systematically test and refine the phono motor treatment protocol.
Dr. Kendall has received numerous awards which include a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award to research and teach at the University of Pretoria in South Africa (2013), an Erskine Fellow Award from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (2006) and the Clinical Achievement Award from the Washington State Speech and Hearing Association (2011).