Kendra Nordgren

Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions
Assistant Professor

Research Summary

Dr. Nordgren's research interest focuses on development of innovative educational methods and resources for health professions education. In particular, her work emphasizes the importance of active learning strategies and builds on the framework of Guided Discovery Learning.


Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota Medical School
Major: Toxicology
PhD, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Major: Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
BS, Cum laude, University of Wisconsin River Falls
Major: Biomedical Sciences

Licensures and Certifications

Medical Education Research Certificate, Associate of American Medical Colleges
Research Certification, Association of American Medical Colleges Medical Education Research Certification, University of Minnesota Medical School
Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology,

Honors and Recognition

Registration Scholarship for the 2015 Association of American Medical Colleges' Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, University of Minnesota Medical School, Office of Faculty Affairs
Faculty Award for Collaborative Teaching, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Phi Kappa National Honors Society

Professional Memberships

Toxicology, 2011 - present, Reviewer
American Heart Association, 2012 - present



Department of Biomedical Sciences
211 SMed
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812