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Dr. Joel Kendall

Dr. Joel Kendall Named Associate Provost at SWOSU

Dr. Joel Kendall has been named the associate provost at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. 

Kendall, who currently serves as chair of the SWOSU Department of Art, Communication and Theatre, will begin his new duties on July 1.

Kendall has been employed at SWOSU since 1998, serving as a professor of mass communication and teaching courses in journalism, public relations and communications.

He grew up in Mooreland and has a B.A. from Oklahoma State University in 1994, an M.A. from Indiana University in 1996, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 2005.

He is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the Southwestern Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He also serves as an external evaluator for several federal grants, including grants through the National Science Foundation.

Kendall serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Weatherford. He is the president of the high school basketball boosters club and a member of Prairie West Golf Club in Weatherford. He and his wife, Allison, have two sons: Lane and Ethan.