University of Portland

Randy Hetherington

School of Education, Associate Professor

Randy Hetherington



Franz Hall 427

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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 and leadership courses at the graduate level and undergraduate courses on inclusive and equitable classroom communities. Randy’s areas of research include the Superintendency, organizational efficacy, clinical practice 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 is the Co-coordinator of the Canadian Advisory Board for the Education doctorate.


  • 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 (Div. A, H, K and several SIG’s)
  • Association of American Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Council on School Leadership (Alberta, Canada)