Professor Vernellia Randall

Vernellia RandallProfessor Randall is one of our nation’s most distinguished legal scholars and analysts on issues involving race and healthcare. A tenured professor of law at the University of Dayton, she has published numerous scholarly articles on race, healthcare and legal education. In addition to her teaching responsibilities she also serves as Director of the University of Dayton’s Academic Excellence Program. She has previously served as an adjunct faculty member to the Wright State University School of Medicine and to the Oregon School of Nursing. In addition to her work in the academy, as a member of the law school faculty, she was an Associate with the law firm of Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, Pendergrass & Hoffman. She also spent 13 years in nursing, including serving as the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Coordinator for the State of Alaska.

A much sought after speaker, Professor Randall has done nearly 60 presentations, workshops and seminars since 1990 on an eclectic range of topics, including nursing law, race and health care, managed care, cooperative learning theory, and learning styles. She has received numerous awards, honors and citations including being selected for Marquis Who’s Who in the World, the Chairman’s Award from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Who’s Who in American Nursing, and a Commendation from the Ohio House of Representatives.

Professor Randall is an accomplished webmaster and has received awards for her website development and presentation. Some of her websites include: “Students, Learning and Legal Education,” “Race, Health Care and the Law,” and “Gender and the Law.” She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Washington, where she received her B.S.N. and M.S.N. degrees. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Lewis and Clark College.

The mother of two sons, Tshaka and Issa (Age 21, in her “spare” time, Professor Randall enjoys computers, sewing, movies, and dancing.