William (Bill) Randall

Bill Randall

brandall@stu.ca

Professor, Department of Gerontolgoy, St. Thomas University

Fredericton, NB, Canada

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EDUCATION:

  • Ed.D., University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)
  • Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., University of Toronto
  • A.B., Harvard University  (cum laude)

AWARDS:

  • Co-recipient (with E. Bohlmeijer, G. Westerhof, T. Tromp, & G. Kenyon) of the Theoretical Developments in Social Gerontology Award, Gerontological Society of America. (2009)
  • Chancellor’s Special Merit Award for Research, St. Thomas University (2008)

DISCIPLINE:

  • Gerontology

HISTORY:

  • 1995-present: Department of Gerontology, St. Thomas University
  • 1979-1990: minister with United Church of Canada (Saskatchewan, Ontario, & NB)

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • narrative gerontology
  • biographical aging
  • reminiscence as “reading our lives”
  • autobiographical learning and wisdom
  • narrative factors in late life resilience
  • narrative care with older adults

PUBLICATIONS:

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Recent publications:

  • Randall, W. (forthcoming).  Tales from the coffee shop: The narrative complexity of ordinary life. Book in series on Narrative Psychology (Mark Freeman, ed).  New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Randall, W. (in press). The stories we are: An essay on self-creation (2nd edition, with Preface & Afterword by author).  Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.  Originally issued, 1995
  • Randall, W. (2013). Aging, irony, and wisdom: On the narrative psychology of later life.  Theory & Psychology, 23(2). 164-183.
  • Randall, W. (2013). The importance of being ironic: Narrative openness and personal resilience in later life.  The Gerontologist, 53(1). 9-16.
  • Randall, W. (2012). Positive aging through reading our lives: On the poetics of growing old.  Invited contribution to special issue on the legacy of Kenneth Gergen. Psychological Studies, 57(2).
  • Kenyon, G., Bohlmeijer, E., & Randall, W. (Eds.) (2011). Storying later life: Issues, investigations, and interventions in narrative gerontology.  New York: Oxford University Press. (Selected for inclusion in Oxford Scholarship Online)

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