Associate Professor of English
Dr. James Wilson/BORSF Eminent Scholar Endowed Professorship in Southern Studies
Coordinator, Professional Writing
M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1994
Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi, 2014
Office: Griffin 263
Recent Courses Taught
HUMN 300: Coming of Age in Japanese Literature and Film
HUMN 300: Asian American Literature and Film
ENGL 462: Special Projects in Professional Writing
ENGL 473: Professional Editing
ENGL 474: Document Design
ENGL 480/1: Professional Design Studio I and II
Randy Gonzales coordinates the Professional Writing program and teaches courses in Professional Writing and Asian American Studies. Randy’s scholarship and creative work revolves around his research on Filipinos in Louisiana. He has written scholarly articles, text for historical markers, guidebook and encyclopedia entries, narrative essays, and poetry. Randy is co-vice-president of the Philippine Louisiana Historical Society and manages the website Filipinola.com. He is frequently interviewed about his research by student researchers and journalist. He was recognized by Positively Filipino (2021) as a “Remarkable and Famous Fil-Am.” Randy was the lead writer on UL Lafayette’s University’s 2020 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a substantial report written in support of the University’s accreditation that was selected by SACSCOC as a model for other organizations preparing QEPs.
You can find out more about Randy at his website.