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Randy Gonzales

Associate Professor of English

Assistant Department Head

Dr. James Wilson/BORSF Eminent Scholar Endowed Professorship in Southern Studies

M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1994
Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi, 2014

Office: Griffin 266
Phone: 337-482-5486 or 337-482-5504

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. His poetry collection Settling St. Malo (UL Press 2023) is a history in verse of Filipino Louisiana. He has written scholarly articles, text for historical markers, guidebook and encyclopedia entries, narrative essays, and poetry. Randy manages the website and 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.

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