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Senior Research Development Associate

Dr. Tyler Kendall is the newest member of the Office of Campus Research Development, returning to Duke, his PhD alma mater (2009, English Linguistics), with extensive experience with federal research funding. Before returning to Duke, Tyler was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Oregon, where his research on language variation and change, and infrastructure work to expand methods and data for spoken language research, was supported by several NSF grants, as well as by other international funding agencies. From 2019-2022, Tyler served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation where he managed three programs in the Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and served on several cross-directorate working groups. Tyler’s passion for advancing science through research support and administration drew him to OCRD. His wealth of experience, as a primary investigator and accomplished researcher, a grant reviewer, and an NSF program director, brings valuable perspectives and experience to the Duke campus. He is excited to share his knowledge of federal funding with the campus community. Tyler remains an active language scientist and authority in the field of sociophonetics, having authored and edited several books, including Sociophonetics (2021, Cambridge University Press, with Valerie Fridland), and numerous research papers.