L. J. Randolph, Ed.D.

Ariana Mrak

L. J. Randolph Jr., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish and Education
Coordinator, World Language Teacher Education
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 undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish language, contemporary Latinx cultures, and second language teaching methods. He is also the coordinator of the World Language Teacher Education Program and supervises student interns working towards their North Carolina K-12 Teaching Licensure in French and 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 have focused on a variety of critical issues in language education, including the teaching of Spanish to heritage and native speakers and the incorporation of social justice-oriented pedagogies in the language classroom. Dr. Randolph is a past president of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina and the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Recent publications:

Davidson, K., Johnson, S. M., & Randolph, L. J., Jr. (Eds.) (forthcoming 2021). How we take action: Social justice in K-16 language classrooms. Information Age Publishing.

Wooten, J., Randolph, L. J., & Johnson, S. M. (forthcoming 2020). Enacting social justice in teacher education: Modeling, reflection, and critical engagement in the methods course. In B. Wassell & C. Glynn (Eds.), Reimagining world languages education: Equity, access, and social justice. Multilingual Matters.

Carreira, M., Garrett-Rucks, P., Kemp, J., & Randolph, L. J., Jr. (2020). Introduction to heritage language learning: An interview with María Carreira. Dimension, 6-18.

Garrett-Rucks, P., & Randolph, L. J., Jr. (Eds.) (2020). Dimension 2020 Special Issue: Focus on Heritage Language Learning. Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT).

Anya, U., & Randolph, L. J., Jr. (2019). Diversifying language educators and learners. The Language Educator, 14(4), 23-27.

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, 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.

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