Kennedy is currently a Consulting Engineer for RPK Structural Mechanics Consulting in Escondido. He has over forty-five years experience in static and dynamic analysis plus design of special purpose civil and mechanical-type structures, particularly for the nuclear, industrial, petroleum, and defense industries.
Kennedy received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University. His honors and awards include elected membership in the National Academy of Engineering and recipient of the 1992 ASCE Stephen Bechtel Energy Engineering Award for seismic criteria development work for energy facilities.