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Randy Hetherington

School of Education, Assistant Professor

Randy Hetherington



Franz Hall 427

My Resume/CV

Background Narrative

Randy Hetherington became an Assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Portland in 2016. He joined the UP faculty from Alberta, Canada and has served as an educational administrator for 17 years. He earned his EdD in 2014 from The University of Alberta in educational administration and leadership. His current teaching assignment includes educational research courses at the graduate level. Randy’s areas of research include the Superintendency, organizational efficacy, and school improvement. He is the recipient of a Distinguished Leadership in Education award, co-facilitated the Educational Leadership Academy in Alberta for 7 years and served on teaching quality practice review boards in Alberta.


  • Doctor of Education, University of Alberta
  • Master of Education, University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Art Education, University of Victoria


  • Distinguished Leadership in Education (2013).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Research on the Superintendency SIG 97 of AERA
  • Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration
  • Council on School Leadership (Alberta, Canada)