Vernellia Randall
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The Bridge Poem
Corinthians 13
No Struggle
St Assisi
Lift Every Voice
Still I Rise




          B.S.N., University of Texas, M.S.N., University of Washington, J.D. Lewis and Clark College, A.A., Amarillo College, Graduate Work in Public Health, University of Washington


           Sixteen years teaching experience including current position as tenured Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law; Eight years as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Community Health, School of Medicine, Wright State University; One Year as Adjunct Assistant Professor, Oregon School of Nursing; Teaches Race and Racism in American Law, Health Care Law, Gender and the Law, Remedies and Health Care Law Seminar


           Nine years directing and teaching the University of Dayton School of Law’s academic support program for first year students; 2001 Co-coordinator US NGO Working Group on Health Care;


           Three years legal practice experience with Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, Pendergrass & Hoffman doing insurance defense including medical and nursing malpractice.


           Thirteen years experience as a registered nurse including emergency room nursing, public health nursing, as a family nurse practitioner and as a Maternal-Child Health Nurse Coordinator for State of Alaska.


           Editor of three award winning academic websites including “Race, Racism and the Law”, “Race, HealthCare and the Law”, “Online Academic Assistance for Law Students”.


           Published over 30 publications including Smoking, the African American Community, and The Proposed Tobacco Settlement, 21 U. Toledo Law Review 677-698 (Summer 1998); Health Care for Minorities in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial Disparity in the Health Care System, 12 Health Care Law 4 (1999); Racist Health Care: Reforming an Unjust Health Care System to Meet the Needs of African-Americans, 3 Health Matrix: J. Law-Med. 127-194 (Spring 1993).


           Spoke at over 140 presentations, workshops or seminars since 1990 including ones on “race and racism and the law”, “race, health care and the law”, managed care, cooperative learning theory, and learning styles.


           Invited by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development to present paper on "Regulating Racial Prejudice in Human Experimentation and Health Care"


           Delegate to the America's Citizenship Forum and attend the America Preparatory Conference for the United Nations World Conference in Santiago, Chile (December, 2000).


           Received numerous awards and honors including selected for Marquis Who's Who in the World for 1995, 1996, 1997; Chairman's Award, Ohio Commission on Minority Health; Commendation from Ohio House of Representative; Who's Who in American Nursing 1990-1994; Top 10 Most Influential African Americans (2001)


           Parent of two adult men, Tshaka (age 33) and Issa (Age 27); Hobbies - computers, sewing, movies, dancing.








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