Professor, Environmental Toxicology and SETAC Fellow

 

​Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1980

M.S. Clemson University 1976

B.S. University of South Carolina 1974

 

Research Interests:

Ecotoxicology, Wildlife Toxicology and Risk Assessment

 

 

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Bio:

Biography of Ronald J. Kendall, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Toxicology and SETAC Fellow

Head, Wildlife Toxicology Laboratory

Box 43290, Lubbock, Texas 79409-3290

806.885.0238 | ron.kendall@ttu.edu

 

  • Founded the Wildlife Toxicology Laboratory, Texas Tech University, 2012-present
  • Founding Director, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), Texas Tech University, 1997-2012
  • Founding Chair and Professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology, Texas Tech University  (Institute Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Staff, Research Cooperators, Graduate Students – peaked at 200; 150,000 square feet Physical Plant and multi-million dollar annual budget)
  • Founding Director, The Institute of Wildlife and Environmental Toxicology (TIWET), Clemson University, 1989-1997
  • Founding Department Head, 1989-1995, and Professor, 1989-1997, Department of Environmental Toxicology, Clemson University
  • Founding Director, Institute of Wildlife Toxicology, and Professor of Environmental Toxicology, Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University, 1980-1989
  • Past-President of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), and has served on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, as well as being Vice-President, on the SETAC Foundation for Environmental Education Board of Directors, and was the Annual Review Editor and currently Terrestrial Toxicology Editor of the journal, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Authored more than two hundred refereed journal and technical articles, and published or edited several books including, Toxic Substances in the Environment, Wildlife Toxicology, Wildlife Toxicology and Population Modeling: Integrated Studies of Agroecosystems, Principles, Principles and Processes for Evaluating Endocrine Disruption in Wildlife, A Probabilistic Aquatic Ecological Risk Assessment of Atrazine in North American Surface Waters and Perchlorate Ecotoxicology, New Developments in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures
  • Made more than 170 public and scientific presentations in the field of wildlife and environmental toxicology
  • As Principal Investigator have received 152 research grants totaling more than $53 million dollars
  • Graduated 34 students at the graduate level, including M.S. and Ph.D. degrees
  • Authored ten courses in environmental toxicology and wildlife toxicology
  • Named SETAC Fellow, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2017
  • Received the Stephen J. Klaine Environmental Education Award, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2017
  • Finalist for the Texas Environmental Excellence Award, Individual category, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Governor Rick Perry, 2013
  • Received the Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Tech University, 2013, 2010, 2003
  • Received the Gerald H. Cross Alumni Leadership Award, Virginia Tech University, 2010
  • Received the President’s Book Award, “Advances in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures”, Texas Tech University, 2010
  • Received the Texas Environmental Excellence Award, Education category, as Director of The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Governor Rick Perry, 2009
  • "Award of Appreciation" from United States Environmental Protection Agency for service related to Chairmanship of the EPA Scientific Advisory Panel for implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996, January 2004.  Served as Chairman, January 1999 to December 2002
  • Received the Alumni Research Award for outstanding faculty research at Clemson University, 1996
  • Addressed the United Nations Committee on Sustainable Development, United Nations, New York, 1996
  • Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, 1991
  • Received the Paul J. and Ruth Olscamp Research Award, from Western Washington State University, 1987
  • Served as an environmental advisor to the United States Justice Department, Environmental Enforcement Section
  • National Board/Committee Appointments (representative past and present):
    • United States Environmental Protection Agency’s, Science Advisory Panel (Member 1995-December 2002. Chair January 1999 – December 2002
    • United States Environmental Protection Agency’s, Joint SAB/SAP Review on “Data from Testing of Human Subjects” served as Chairman, 1998-2000
    • United States Environmental Protection Agency’s, Science Advisory Board, Mercury Review Subcommittee, 1997
    • The National Academy of Sciences’, Ecological Risk Assessment Subcommittee, Committee on Risk Assessment Methodologies,  1990-1991
    • Certificate of Appreciation from the National Academies, Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology for service on the Committee on Superfund Site Assessment and Remediation in the Coeur d'Alene River Basin, 2003-2005
    • The Endocrine Disruptors Screening and Testing Advisory Committee (EDSTAC) of the USEPA, 1996-1998
    • Board of Research Directors of the Canadian Network of Toxicology Centers for the Canadian Government, 1993-1999
  • Consulted with many foreign countries on environmental issues (e.g., Russia, Costa Rica, Canada, the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, Switzerland)
  • Graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina, and received his M.S. degree from Clemson University and his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and received a United States Environmental Protection Agency post-doctoral traineeship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Selected Publications:

 

Textbooks

KENDALL, R.J., Presley, S.M., Ramkumar, S.S., editors. 2016. New Developments in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group. 185pp.

 

KENDALL, R.J., T.E. Lacher, G.P. Cobb, S.B. Cox, editors. 2010. Wildlife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminant and Biodiversity Issues. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group, 321 pp.

 

KENDALL, R.J., S.M. Presley, G.P. Austin, and P.N. Smith, editors. 2008. Advances in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures. Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, 280 pp.

 

KENDALL, R.J. and P.N. Smith, editors.  2006.  Perchlorate Ecotoxicology. Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (SETAC) Press, 269 pp.

 

Giddings, J.M., T.A. Anderson, L.W. Hall, A.J. Hosmer, R.J.  KENDALL, R.P. Richards, K.R. Solomon, and W.M. Williams. 2005 Atrazine in North American Surface Waters: A probabilistic aquatic ecological risk assessment.  Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (SETAC) Press, Pensacola, FL., 400 pp.

 

Tollerud, D.J., H.L. Allen, L.W. Barnthouse, C.L. Brierley, E.H. Clark, II, T.W. Clarkson, E.A.C. Crouch, A. Cullen, J. Graziano, D.L. Johnson, R.J. KENDALL, J.C. Kissel, T.W. LaPoint, D.W. Layton, C.H. Ward, S. Wood, R. Wright. 2005. Superfund and mining megasites: Lessons from the Coeur D'Alene River Basin. National Research Council of the National Academies.  484 pp.

 

Solomon, K.R., Giesy, J.P., KENDALL, R.J., Best, L.B., Coats, J.R., Dixon, K.R., Hooper, J.M.,  Kenaga, E.E., McMurry, S.T. 2001 Chlorpyrifos: Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment for Birds and Mammals in Corn Agroecosystems. Special Issue Book: Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. CRC Press. 140 pp.

 

KENDALL, R.J., R L. Dickerson, J.P. Giesy, and W.A. Suk, editors.  1998. Principles and Processes for Evaluating Endocrine Disruption in Wildlife.  Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (SETAC) Press, Pensacola, FL., 500 pp.

 

KENDALL, R.J. and T.E. Lacher, Jr., editors. 1994. Wildlife Toxicology and Population Modeling: Integrated Studies of Agroecosystems. CRC Press/Lewis Publishers, Chelsea, Michigan. 576 pp.

 

KENDALL, R.J. 1991.  Las Substancia Toxicas En El Medio Ambiente, 3rd Edition. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, Iowa.  113 pp.

 

Buerger, T.T. and R.J. KENDALL, editors.  1991.  Wildlife Toxicology.  3rd edition.  The Institute of Wildlife and Environmental Toxicology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.  237 pp.

 

Buerger, T.T., R.J. KENDALL and M. Wolfe, editors.  1988.  Wildlife Toxicology.  2nd edition.  The Institute of Wildlife and Environmental Toxicology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.  269 pp.

 

KENDALL, R.J.  l983.  Toxic Substances in the Environment. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, Iowa. (A textbook on toxic chemicals written primarily for use as a classroom text for junior and senior high school students and also for continuing education of adults; prepared by the Toxic Substances Education Group, Western Washington University, where I served as Project Director working with undergraduate students in Environmental Education, Environmental Health and Scientific Illustration). 112 pp.

 

 

Refereed Publications

Henry, C., Brym, M.Z., KENDALL, R.J. 2017. Oxyspirura petrowi and Aulonocephalus pennula infection in wild Northern bobwhite Quail in the Rolling Plains ecoregion, Texas: Evidence of a possible die-off. Archives of Parasitology. 1:109.

 

Henry, C., Brym, M.Z., Blanchard, K.R., KENDALL, R.J. 2017. Helminth infection and Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). Archives of Parasitology. 1(2):e102.

 

Kalyanasundaram, A., Blanchard, K.B., KENDALL,R.J. 2017. Molecular identification and characterization of partial COX1 gene from caecal worm (Aulonocephalus pennula) in Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) from the Rolling Plains ecoregion of Texas.  International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 6:195-201.

 

Pappas, S.A., Turaga, U., Kumar, N., Ramkumar, S., KENDALL, R.J. 2017. Effect of  concentration of silver nanoparticles on the uptake of silver from silver nanoparticles in soil. International Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Research. 3(5):80-90.

 

Pappas, S.A., Turaga, U., Kumar, N., Ramkumar, S., KENDALL, R.J. 2017. The influence of soil organic matter on the uptake of silver nanoparticles in a terrestrial system. International Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Research. 3(4):52-60.

 

Pappas, S.A., Turaga, U., Kumar, N., Ramkumar, S., KENDALL, R.J. 2017. Uptake of silver from polyvinylpyrrolidine coated silver nanoparticles in a terrestrial system. International  Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Research. 3(3):104-114.

 

Pappas, S.A., Turaga, U., Kumar, N., Ramkumar, S., KENDALL, R.J. 2017. The influence of  vermiculite on the uptake of silver nanoparticles in a terrestrial system. International Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Research. 3(3):56-64.

 

Singh,V., Sawhney, P., Reynolds, M., Condon, B., Kendall Jr., R.J., Kitten, L., Jain, A., Parameswaran, S., KENDALL, R.J., Ramkumar, S. 2017. Effect of micronaire on oil sorption capacity of three different types of greige cotton-based nonwoven substrates. AAATCC Journal of Research. 4:2.

 

Dunham, N.R., Peper, S.T., Downing, C.D., KENDALL, R.J. 2017. Aflatoxin contamination in corn sold for wildlife feed in Texas. Ecotoxicology. Published online February 27, 2017.

 

Dunham, N.R., Henry, C., Brym, M., Rollins, D., Helman, R.G., KENDALL, R.J. 2017. Caecal  worm, Aulonocephalus pennula, infection in the northern bobwhite quail, Colinus virginianus. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 6:35-38.

 

Kistler, W.M., Parlos, J.A., Peper, S.T., Dunham, N.R., KENDALL, R.J. 2016. A quantitative PCR protocol for detection of Oxyspirura petrowi in northern bobwhites (Colinus  virginianus). PLoS One.  Published online November 28, 2016.

 

Turaga, U., Singh, V., Gibson, A., Maharubin, S., Korzeniewski, C., Presley, S., Smith, E.E.,  KENDALL, R.J., Ramkumar, S. 2016. Preparation and characterization of bioactive and breathable polyvinyl alcohol nanowebs using a combinational approach. TAPPI Journal (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry). 15 (10).

 

Dunham, N.R., Reed, S., Rollins, D., KENDALL, R.J. 2016. Oxyspirura petrowi infection leads to pathological consequences in northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 5:273-276.

 

Dunham, N.R., Peper, S.T., Downing, C., Brake, E., Rollins, D., KENDALL, R.J. 2016. Infections levels of the eyeworm Oxyspirura petrowi and caecal worm Aulonocephalus pennula in the northern bobwhite and scaled quail from the Rolling Plains of Texas. Journal of Helminthology. Published online September 29, 2016.

 

Dunham, N.R. and KENDALL, R.J. 2016. Eyeworm infections of Oxyspirura petrowi, Skrjabin, 1929 (Spirurida: Thelaziidae), in species of quail from Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, USA. Journal of Helminthology. Published online July 15, 2016.

 

Kistler, W.M., Hock, S., Hernout, B., Brake, E., Williams, N., Downing, C., Dunham, N.R., Kumar, N., Turaga, U., KENDALL, R.J. 2016. Plains lubber grasshopper (Brachystola magna) as a potential intermediate host for Oxyspirura petrowi in northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus). Parasitology Open. 2(e7):1-8. Published online June 12, 2016.

 

Turaga, U., Singh, V., Gibson, A., Maharubin, S., Korzeniewski, C., Presley, S., Smith, E., KENDALL, R.J., Ramkumar, S. 2016. Functionalized antimicrobial electrospun poly (vinyl alcohol) nanowebs. Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics. 11(2). Published online June 1, 2016.

 

Dunham, N.R., Bruno, A., Almas, S., Rollins, D., Fedynich, A.M., Presley, S.M., KENDALL, R.J. 2016. Eyeworms (Oxyspirura petrowi) in Northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) from the Rolling Plains Ecoregion of Texas and Oklahoma, 2011-2013. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. Published online May 19, 2016.

 

Kendall, R.J. 2016. Wildlife toxicology: Where we have been and where we are going. Journal of Environmental and Analytical Toxicology. 6:348. Published online January 22, 2016.

 

Turaga, U., Peper, S.T., Dunham, N.D., Kumar, N., Kistler, W., Almas, S., Presley, S.M., KENDALL, R.J. 2016. A survey of neonicotinoid use and potential exposure to Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) in the Rolling Plains of Texas and Oklahoma. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  35(6):1511-1515.

 

Turaga, U., Singh, V., Gibson, A., Maharubin, S., Korzeniewski, C., Presley, S.M., Smith, E.E., KENDALL, R.J., Ramkumar, S.S. 2016. Preparation and characterization of honey-treated PVA nanowebs. AATCC Journal of Research. 3(3):25-31.

 

Dunham, N.R., Soliz, L.A., Brightman, A., Rollins, D., Fedynich, A.M., KENDALL, R.J. 2015. Live eyeworm (Oxyspirura petrowi) extraction, in-vitro culture, and transfer for experimental studies. Journal of Parasitology. 101(1):98-101.

 

Baxter, C.E., Pappas, S., Abel, M., KENDALL, R.J. 2015. Organochlorine pesticides, lead, and mercury in Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) from the Rolling Plains ecoregion of Texas and Oklahoma. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  34(7):1505-1510.

 

Dunham, N.R., Peper, S.T., Baxter, C.E., Huddleston, J.E., KENDALL, R.J. 2014. The parasitic eyeworm Oxyspirura petrowi as a possible cause of decline in the threatened  Lesser Prairie-Chickens  (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) found in Kansas. Plos One. 9:9.

 

Singh, V., Jinka, S., Hake, K., Parameswaran, S., KENDALL, R.J., Ramkumar, S.S. 2014. Novel natural sorbent for oil spill clean-up. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 53:11954-11961.

 

Turaga, U., Singh, V., Behrens, R., Korzeniewski, C., Jinka, S., Smith, E.E., KENDALL, R.J., Ramkumar, S.S. 2014. Breathability of standalone polyvinyl alcohol nanofiber webs. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 53:6951-6958.

 

Dunham, N.R. and KENDALL, R.J. 2014. Evidence of Oxyspirura petrowi in migratory songbirds found in the Rolling Plains of West Texas. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 50:711-712.

 

Dunham, N.R., Soliz, L.A., Fedynich, A.M., Rollins, D., KENDALL, R.J. 2014. Evidence of an Oxyspirura petrowi epizootic in northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 50:552-558.

 

Chambers, J.E., Greim, H., KENDALL, R.J., Segner, H., Sharpe, R.M., Van der Kraak, G. 2014. Human and ecological risk assessment of a crop protection chemical: a case study with the azole fungicide epoxiconazole.  Critical Reviews in Toxicology. 44(2):176-210.

 

Lalagiri, M., Ramkumar, S., Singh, V., Bhat, G., Parameswaran, S., KENDALL, R.J. 2013. Filtration efficiency of submicrometer filters. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Published on-line 10.22.13.

 

Singh, V., KENDALL, R.J., Hake, K., Ramkumar, S. 2013. Crude oil sorption by raw cotton. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.  52(18):6277-6281.

 

Sata, U.R., Wilusz, E., Mlynarek, S., KENDALL, R.J., Ramkumar, S.S. 2013. Development of cotton nonwoven composite fabric for toxic chemical decontamination and characterization of its adsorption capabilities. Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics. 8 (1).

 

Jinka, S., Behrens, R.L., Korzeniewski, C., Singh, V., Arunachalam, A., Parameswaran, S., Coimbatore, G., KENDALL, R.J., Wolfe, R., Ramkumar, S. 2013. Atmospheric pressure plasma treatment and breathability of polypropylene nonwoven fabric. Journal of Industrial Textiles.  42(4):501-514.

 

Smith, E.E., Carr, J.A., Wages, M., Wang, J., Murali, S., KENDALL, R.J. 2012. Response of larval frogs to Corexit 9500. Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry. 94 (6):1199-1210.

 

 

 

 

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