Education and career
Randolph majored in social work at Central Michigan University, where she graduated in 1977. She earned a master's degree in social work at the University of Michigan in 1979, and became a practitioner in social work in Michigan and Ohio from 1980 to 1994.
Returning to graduate study, she completed a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000. Her dissertation, High School Graduation among Youth in Poverty, was supervised by Mark W. Fraser, and studied the connections between high school dropouts in the United States and parent employment.
At Florida State, Randolph was given the Agnes Flaherty Stoops Professorship in 2009. She was named a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research in 2016.
- Curriculum vitae (PDF), Florida State University College of Social Work, January 31, 2020, retrieved 2020-10-21
- "Dropout rate of kids who live in poverty rises for past decade", Greensboro News & Record, February 23, 1999
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