Judy Randi, Ed.D.

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Professor Emeritus

Engineering and Applied Science Department
Tagliatela College of Engineering

Ed.D., Curriculum & Teaching, Teachers College Columbia University

C.A.S., Educational Administration and Instructional Technology, Fairfield University

M.L.S., Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University

M.A., Classics, Wesleyan University

About Judy

Dr. Randi joined the University of New 51 Education faculty in 2001. Dr. Randi is currently teaching in the Tagliatela College of Engineering where she is coordinating a college-wide initiative, the Project to Integrate Technical Communication Habits (PITCH).

As an educational researcher and teacher educator, Dr. Randi has published numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters, many of which have been co-authored with current and former students. Her research has documented innovative teaching practices through a research method she terms "collaborative innovation" – a method of documenting teachers’ own instructional inventions attuned to the contexts in which they work, yet consistent with the research base on teaching and learning. She is eager to expand her research program in writing/visual literacy, adaptive teaching, and self-regulated learning to the STEM areas.

As a writer, qualitative researcher, and reviewer for several high impact education journals, Dr. Randi welcomes the opportunity to mentor engineering student writers and considers teaching the most important contribution to education scholarship.

Appointments at the University of New 51

Professor of Education, Engineering & Applied Science, 2017 - present

Professor, Graduate Education, 2015 - 2017

Associate Professor, Graduate Education, 2007 - 2015

Assistant Professor, Graduate Education, 2001 - 2007

Research Affiliations

Sabbatical Research Affiliate, Yale University EG Lab (Yale Child Study Center), 2009-2010

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale University PACE Center (Psychology), 1999-2001


University Research Scholar, 2011 - 2014

Engineering Conference Proceedings

Simson, A., Becker, A.L., & Randi, J. (June 2017). Assessing the value of different techniques for teaching technical communication skills. Presenting Author. Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.

Spiegel, J., Becker, A., Randi, J., & Carnasciali, M. (April 2016). College settings that promote innovation and entrepreneurship: A comparative case study. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education NE Regional Conference, Kingston, RI.

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Selected Recent Publications

Randi, J. (2017). Teaching and learning hand in hand: Adaptive teaching and self-regulated learning. Teachers College Record, 119 (13). http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21929.

Randi, J. (2017). Teaching and genetic/genomic variation. In S.Bourgey, E.L. Grigorenko, S. Latham, & M.Tan (Eds.), Current Perspectives in Psychology: Genetics, Ethics and Education (pp. 325-351). Cambridge University Press. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/psychology/educational-psychology/genetics-ethics-and-education?format=PB#contentsTabAnchor

Randi, J., & Grigorenko, E. (Editors). (2016). Special issue: Creating argument. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 15 (1).

Sternberg, R., Birney, D., Jarvin, L., Naples, A., Newman, T., A., Stemler, S., Otterback, R., Parrish, C., Randi, J., Grogorenko, E.G. (2014). Testing the Theory of Successful Intelligence in teaching grade 4 language arts, mathematics, and science. Journal of Educational Psychology. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0035833

Barbot, B., Randi, J., Tan, M., Levenson, C., Friedlaender, L. K., et al. (submitted). From perception to expression: A multi-method pilot study of a visual literacy intervention. Learning and Individual Differences. (28), 167-176.

Randi, J., Corno, L., & Johnson, E. (2011). Transitioning from college classroom to teaching career: Self-regulation in prospective teachers. New Directions for Teaching and Learning. 12, 89-98.

Recent Presentations

Randi, J., Tan, M., Godwin, E., & Campbell, S. (March 31, 2012). Before, during, and after writing: What teachers can learn about children as writers through visual, verbal, and written modes.

Tan, M., Barbot, B., Randi, J., Levenson, C., Friedlaender, L., & Grigorenko, E. (July, 2011). Seeing, connecting, writing: A collaboration between the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale Child Study Center. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of International Association of Cognitive Education and Psychology, Boston, MA.

Randi, J.(October, 2010). Working Smart: Self-regulation at Home, School, and Career. Friends of the University of New 51 Library. University of New 51 Marvin K. Peterson Library. West 51

Edmunds-Lloyd, M., Golbazi, A., & Randi, J. (October, 2009).  Promoting scientific literacy through university-school partnership. Poster session presented at the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges Connecticut Higher Education in the Public Square: Promoting STEM Literacy,Yale University West Campus, West 51, CT.

Randi, J. (March, 2009). Promoting self-regulated learning in the literacy curriculum. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Literacy Essentials Conference. New Britain, CT.

Professional Recognition and Honors

2012 – 2014  University Research Scholar

2011    Educational Testing Service: Nomination Praxis I Review Panel

2010    Teachers College Columbia University Design Panel: Adaptive Education

2010    CT Common Core of Teaching Revision Committee

2009    Teachers College Columbia University Design Panel: Teacher Education

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