Kendra Kennedy has over 19 years of experience as an archaeologist, both maritime and terrestrial, in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Gulf South. As a cultural resource specialist with Argonne National Laboratory, Ms. Kennedy assists federal sponsors, such as the United States Air Force, with cultural resources management projects at both domestic and international locations. She also provides support for various projects, including regulatory compliance (Section 106 consultation, Section 110 compliance, tribal consultation, Memoranda of Agreement, Programmatic Agreements), cultural resources training, archaeological survey and investigation (terrestrial and underwater), historic contexts, management plans, and public outreach. Ms. Kennedy specializes in maritime archaeology, particularly geophysical survey and interpretation.
Ms. Kennedy has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, French, and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Arts in Historical Archaeology from the University of West Florida. She has worked as an archaeological consultant, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) reviewer, instructor, and grant writer for various organizations/agencies, including as a compliance reviewer and maritime archaeologist at the Ohio History Connection (Ohio SHPO) and a deepwater marine archaeologist for the oil and gas industry in Texas. She has participated in numerous archaeological investigations, including a sixteenth-century Spanish shipwreck in Florida, a possible War of 1812 gunboat in Maryland, and several nineteenth- and twentieth-century shipwrecks and maritime sites in the Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, and inland rivers. Ms. Kennedy is passionate about public outreach and working with citizen scientists to advance the discipline. She currently serves as a board member of the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology.