William Randall, Ed.D.
Professor, Department of Gerontology,
Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative
St. Thomas University
Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 5G3
William (Bill) Randall, EdD, is Professor of Gerontology at St. Thomas University, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, where he also serves as Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative (www.stu.ca/stu/sites/cirn) . A native of rural New Brunswick and a former minister with the United Church of Canada, he was educated at Harvard College, Cambridge University, Princeton Seminary, and the University of Toronto. Author of numerous publications on “narrative gerontology,” which views aging as a creative process of fashioning meaning and wisdom from the stories of our lives, he is author, co-author, or co-editor of five books. Among these are: The Stories We Are (University of Toronto 1995), Ordinary Wisdom (Praeger 2001), and Reading Our Lives: The Poetics of Growing Old (Oxford 2008). Principal co-organizer of three international, inter-disciplinary conferences called Narrative Matters, he is also co-editor of the online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations, & Interventions (www.stu.ca/stu/sites/cirn/journal).
BOOKS OF INTEREST
- Randall, W. L., & McKim, A. E. (2008). “Reading Our Lives: The Poetics of Growing Old”. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Kenyon, G., Bohlmeijer, E., & Randall, W. (Eds) (2011).”Storying Later Life: Issues, Investigations, and Interventions in Narrative Gerontology”. New York: Oxford University Press.