L. J. Randolph, Ed.D.

Ariana Mrak

Associate Professor of Spanish and French/Spanish Teacher
Education Coordinator
Office: Leutze Hall 292
Phone: (910) 962-3349
Fax: (910) 962-7762

B.A., M.A.T., Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

L. J. Randolph teaches courses in Spanish language and culture and second language teaching methods. He is also the coordinator of the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program and supervises student interns working towards their North Carolina K-12 Teaching Licensure in French or Spanish. Before joining UNCW, Dr. Randolph worked as a high school Spanish and ESOL (English to speakers of other languages) teacher in North Carolina's public schools for nine years. His research interests include Spanish for native speakers and heritage learners, themes of social justice and transformative learning in world language education, and curriculum development.

Recent publications:

Randolph, L. J., Jr. (July 2017). Heritage language learners in mixed Spanish classes: Subtractive practices and perceptions of high school Spanish teachers. Hispania 100(2), 274-288.

 Randolph, L. J., Jr., & Johnson, S. M. (2017). Social justice in the language classroom: A call to action. Dimension, 2017, 9-31.

 Randolph, L. J., Jr. (2016). The “problem” of the mixed class dynamic: Teaching Spanish to heritage language learners and second language learners in North Carolina’s high school classrooms. In Xue Lan Rong & Jeremy Hilburn (Eds.), Immigration and education in North Carolina: The challenges and responses in a new gateway state (pp. 167-193). Sense Publications: Boston, MA.

 Johnson, S. M., & Randolph, L. J., Jr. (2015). Critical pedagogy for intercultural communicative competence. The Language Educator, 10(3), 36-39.