Karen Randolph

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Karen A. Randolph is an American academic who studies social work. She is Agnes Flaherty Stoops Professor in Child Welfare at Florida State University.[1]

Education and career[edit]

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.[1]

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,[1] and studied the connections between high school dropouts in the United States and parent employment.[2]

She became an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo in 1999, and moved to Florida State University in 2003.[1]


With Laura L. Myers, another social work academic at Florida A&M University, Randolph is the author of the book Basic Statistics in Multivariate Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2013).[3]


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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Curriculum vitae (PDF), Florida State University College of Social Work, January 31, 2020, retrieved 2020-10-21
  2. ^ "Dropout rate of kids who live in poverty rises for past decade", Greensboro News & Record, February 23, 1999
  3. ^ Mowbray, Orion (March 2014), "Book Review: Basic Statistics in Multivariate Analysis", Research on Social Work Practice, 24 (6): 727–728, doi:10.1177/1049731514526786, S2CID 147073378

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