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Dr. Peggy Kendall

Brief Biographical Background

“Peggy Kendall is an author and national speaker who has a lot to say about how technologies like text-messaging, e-mail, Facebook, television, and video games are impacting our kids and our faith. She is the mother of 2 technology-loving teens and is a Professor in the Communication Studies department at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN where she has been teaching and conducting research for over 20 years.

Dr. Kendall has written three books, two on teenage use of communication technology, and her most recent book examining how technology impacts our faith.  She has been a regular contributor to YouthWorker Journal and travels the country speaking to women's groups, at retreats and conferences, parent workshops, youth gatherings, and youth leader training forums."

Educational Background

  • PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota
  • MA in Education from St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN  
  • MA in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary's, Minneapolis, MN
  • BA in Speech-Communication from Bethel College, St. Paul, MN


 Speaking and Training  

I am always looking for speaking, training and discussion forums where I can share Communication principles as they relate to technology and our faith. Past speaking forums include:

  • Motivational speaking at churches and schools
  • Keynote addresses at technology and parenting conferences
  • Church presentations with parents of middle school and high school students
  • Community education presentations for parents of middle school and elementary students
  • Public Speaking training workshops
  • High school groups
  • Middle school classroom presentations
  • Youth Pastor training
  • Youth volunteer training
  • College-student forums
  • Social Service Professionals
  • College-level Student Life professional training (including RA's, RD's, and other Student Life Administrators)

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